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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.

Wangford a view from the Church tower © Roderick V. Tassinari
Wangford a view from the Church tower

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.

St Peter & St Pauls Church Wangford © www.wangfordweb.co.uk
St Peter & St Pauls Church Wangford

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 or even rent a holiday home, but you will not want to leave.

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  .
The Lion & The Angel (now a private house)

There are lots of things you can do in and around Wangford, like visit the seaside: Southwold is only 3½ miles away, Lowestoft or Beccles about 10 miles.

High Street Wangford © www.wangfordweb.co.uk
High Street Wangford

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.

Wangford village sign © Roderick Tassinari
Wangford village sign

Come at the right time of year and you can visit one of great events at Henham Park.

Thatch End Cottage Wangford © Roderick Tassinari
Thatch End Cottage Wangford

History has certainly played its part in Wangford, which is mentioned in the doomsday book, and played a part in the civil war (the Lord of the Manor hid from Cromwell in an oak tree).

Converted rat-run brickwork barn Wangford &copu; Roderick Tassinari
Converted rat-run brickwork barn Wangford

It is said that the church at Blythburgh was used as a stable for the horses of Cromwell's army.

18th. cent. Cottages Wangford © Roderick Tassinari
18th. cent. Cottages Wangford

Description by Roderick V. Tassinari

Wangford a view from the Church tower © Roderick V. Tassinari
Wangford a view from the Church tower

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