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About Woodbridge

Woodbridge isn’t quite on the Suffolk coast, which is probably why it’s so often overlooked, but it’s right on the river Deben with fabulous boating opportunities and a working tide mill. So the best places to stay in Woodbridge make ideal bases if you're looking for a holiday full of water based pursuits.

What Not To Miss

  • Woodbridge has a historic riverside market which is a great place to pick up some lovely local produce.
  • And it’s very close to one of the UK’s most important Anglo-Saxon sites, the excavated burial mounds of the Sutton Hoo.
  • Many of the Sutton Hoo’s treasures are now housed in the British Museum, but the Woodbridge Museum is still home to some and to some excellent replicas. There’s also a detailed exhibition about the 1939 find and its relevance.
  • Woodbridge’s other claim to fame is as a ship-building and rope-making centre and Edward III and Sir Francis Drake both had vessels built here.
  • Woodbridge is just a small town but it’s has some impressive Tudor, Georgian and Regency architecture.

Peaceful and charming, many of the best places to stay in Woodbridge offer a perfect Suffolk break opportunity, with great food and ale, in a great location.

For Foodies

  • The Crown at Woodbridge is a chic gastropub with ten rooms. The interiors are cool and luxurious and the restaurant is great - offering plenty of local produce including Suffolk ales to wash it all down with. Romantic and foodie-friendly.

For a country house

  • A bit out of town, Kesgrave Hall is a handsome Georgian house converted into a charming 23 room hotel with a bustling bar and brasserie and a great terrace - when the weather is right. Commandeered as a American Air Force base during WW2, it’s also been a school. Today there a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere, lots of bold fabrics, art by local artists and great lighting.

For an apartment or cottage

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday, don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a selection of properties perfect for exploring this charming town.

Travel Information

  • Fly to London Stansted Airport located 93km (58 miles) from Woodbridge with a range of domestic and International connections including to Europe and Africa.
  • Or catch a train to Woodbridge with rail links to major destinations including Ipswich.
  • If you want to rent a car to explore the county or visit the coast - for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the summer months from June to early September provide typically the nicest weather for enjoying the nearby beaches and countryside.

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    Best Hotels in Woodbridge

    • Kesgrave Hall 23 rooms from $163

      Ipswich, Suffolk

      Good food, good service, and a good night's sleep in a handsome Georgian house. Bustling bar and brassiere, lovely sunny terrace & family-friendly relaxed atmosphere.

      Exclusive offer  -  Super Sunday
      Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
      Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
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    • Seckford Hall 32 rooms from $143

      Woodbridge (Suffolk)

      A majestic building set in beautifully manicured gardens. Elegant rooms are light and spacious with traditional furniture and fabrics. The best (the Seckford or Tudor rooms) feature antique four poster beds. A spoiling spa and excellent restaurant make this a special stay.

      Country Escape  -  Easily accessible from London and surrounded by some of Suffolk's most beautiful countryside.
      Great walks  -  Take long walks along the coastal path.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the Viking site of Sutton Hoo.
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
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    • The Crown at Woodbridge 10 rooms from $163

      Woodbridge

      Well known, chic Woodbridge gastropub with rooms, close to Sutton Hoo, in a charming Suffolk village of cafes and boutiques. Good food and local ales.

      Restaurant  -  Gastropub food
      Sights nearby  -  Sutton Hoo treasures are two miles away
      Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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