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Saxmundham is a market town in Suffolk, England, set in the valley of the River Fromus about 18 miles north-east of Ipswich and 5 miles west of the coast at Sizewell. The town is bypassed by the main A12 road between London and Lowestoft. The town is served by Saxmundham railway station on the East Suffolk Line between Ipswich and Lowestoft.


Saxmundham is an historic Market Town close to the Suffolk Coast, on the old Coach & horses route from London to the Continent. Many of the charming shops and houses in the town are of Georgian or Victorian appearance, and some are older dating back to Elizabethan times – such as Monks Cottages and Angel Yard in the Market Place.

Today it has a busy high street and offers great access by rail and road to many of the nearby ‘must see’ places to visit, providing an excellent touring base to explore the Suffolk Coast. The town boasts a number of cafés, pubs and restaurants along with a diverse selection of independent shops, plus the area’s only Waitrose supermarket! On Wednesdays there is a small traditional market, with a variety of food and other stalls.