Bungay is another popular gateway into the Southern Broads and is situated just west of Beccles. A Georgian gem, Bungay contains a wealth of Georgian architecture such as the beautiful Buttercross in Market Place. Ancient sites are here too including the ruins of Bungay Castle, what remains of one of the Bigod’s mighty castles in Suffolk.
This popular Suffolk market town alongside the River Waveney contains spectacular historic churches like Holy Trinity Church, the town’s oldest building with Norman tower and the ornate St Edmund Church. Ample choice of pretty tearooms, old real ale inns serving best seafood and farm shops with cafes can be found in and around Bungay and the town offers a variety of accommodation options including 16th century coaching inns with rooms and restaurant, luxury independent B&Bs, charming period cottages and a camping/ caravan park.
Bungay town centre contains a wide choice of antique shops and specialist shops, fine restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs. Special Market days feature during the year including an Antiques Market and Christmas Market. Find out more about the ancient history of the town at the Bungay Museum and take in a show at one of the oldest provincial theatres in the UK, The Fisher Theatre in Bungay, housed in a 19th century restored building.
A wide choice of pretty walks surround Bungay including the 10 mile Bigod Way accessed from the Bigod’s Castle ruins. Cycling is also popular in the area along The Godric Way, a 24 mile cycle run running directly through Bungay. Canoe hire is also available from Outney Meadow Caravan Park in the town.