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Things to do in Wangford, Suffolk

Wangford is a little island of tranquillity in a mad world. The great sentinel of St. Peter and St. Paul Church stands on the site of an 1160 Cluniac priory.

The village is full of 17th and 18th century listed buildings it even has a coach house in the grounds of the church which is very rare. Visitors' to Wangford are always made to feel most welcome and part of the village. Staying here is no problem you can stay in a pub or B & B even rent a holiday home but you will not want to leave.

There are lots of things you can do in and around Wangford, go to the seaside, Southwold is only 3½ miles away, Lowestoft or Beccles about 10 miles. The list of things is endless, power boat racing on Oulton Broad (Thurs evening in season). Clay pigeon shooting (local) Great walks and cycle rides, golf, fishing sea or course or just lay back and let the world go by. Come at the right time of year and you can visit one of great events at Henham Park.

History has certainly played it's part in Wangford, mentioned in the doomsday book, the civil war (the Lord of the Manor hid in a oak tree from Cromwell) it is said that the church at Blythburgh was used as a stable for the horses of Cromwell's army.

Description by Roderick V. Tassinari

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Images of Wangford

St Peter & St Pauls Church Wangford © www.wangfordweb.co.uk
The Lion & The Angel the Lion is now a private house but the Angel is sill going strong after 300 odd years © www.wangfordweb.co.uk  .
High Street Wangford © www.wangfordweb.co.uk
VWangford village sign © Roderick Tassinari
Thatch End Cottage Wangford © Roderick Tassinari
Converted rat-run brickwork barn Wangford &copu; Roderick Tassinari
18th. cent. Cottages Wangford © Roderick Tassinari

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