There are many reasons to visit this wonderful town by the River Deben
WOODBRIDGE is a beautiful riverside town, full of things to see and do. The town’s history of boatbuilding, sail and rope making, dating back to the Middle Ages, has been shaped by its position on the River Deben, and the river still provides a focus. Boating, canoeing, and walks along the river are all great ways to discover Woodbridge.
History comes alive at Woodbridge Tide Mill, an historic 800-year-old water mill still where you can discover what life was like for a miller and his family, and on certain days watch flour being milled in the traditional way by a waterwheel and millstones.
Just across the river is Rendlesham Forest, location of the infamous Rendlesham UFO Incident of 1980, and Sutton Hoo, the site of a 7th century ship burial. When unearthed in 1939, the Sutton Hoo ship was found to contain a horde of Anglo-Saxon treasure, leading archaeologists to believe it was the final resting place of King Raedwald of the Eastern Angles. To this day Sutton Hoo remains the most important AngloSaxon discovery in the country.
Relaxing in Woodbridge is easy. It has lots of interesting independent shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes, quirky outdoor markets packed with vintage traders and fabulous finds, and don’t miss the Woodbridge Shuck, an annual festival of delicious seafood.