A bustling Suffolk market town, Stowmarket is where you’ll find one of the county’s most popular family attractions, the Museum of East Anglian Life and some luxurious character accommodation from Suffolk longhouse bed and breakfast accommodation to pretty holiday cottages perfect for touring the coast and countryside. Stowmarket sits in the heart of prime Mid-Suffolk farming territory and has an ancient market town history – follow the town’s heritage trail to find out more and enjoy a choice of Suffolk real ale inns, local produce, farmers markets and farm shops both in Stowmarket town centre and in the surrounding rural villages.
Just outside Stowmarket centre the fun family Museum of East Anglian Life is a must visit, covering a mammoth 75 acres and featuring a mix of woodland and nature trails and attractions including heritage Wind pumps and trade and crafts exhibitions digging deep into the history of Suffolk trades including brewing, farming and ropemaking. Outstanding craft centres in the area include Alder Carr Farm in nearby Needham Market, a local produce treasure trove of Suffolk meats, vegetables and cheeses plus an on-site family farm and eco shop.
Both Stowmarket and Needham Market host weekly local produce markets where you’ll find the best of Suffolk’s food and drink, perfect for stocking up with if you’re based in self-catering accommodation. Wonderful craft centres like Carters Teapot Pottery with tearoom in nearby Debenham can be found in the area.
Book a Stowmarket holiday cottage within an idyllic Suffolk Farm or opt for a luxury modern holiday home or a welcoming bed and breakfast with terrace views of Suffolk’s prime farming territory. The town sits right in the heart of rural Suffolk alongside the River Gipping and has a station stop on the Norwich to London rail link.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.