Bacton Village and Area Guide - Suffolk
An authentic taste of village England
Bacton is a pleasant village typical of Mid Suffolk and connected to the other nearby settlements of Earl's Green, Bacton Green, Canham's Green, Cow Green and Ford's Green.
With its village greens and pond, village store cum post office, pub (The Bull) and petrol station, it supplies the needs of the smaller surrounding communities.
A Bacton holiday cottage will give a real flavour of rural Suffolk, with enough facilities for day-to-day shopping and eating on your doorstep, whilst the major centres of Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich are just a short drive away. Just 5 miles away, the market town of Stowemarket can be reached by bus or taxi if you fancy a wider range of pubs and restaurants and prefer to leave the car. The long established seaside resorts of Southwold and Felixstowe are also within easy reach.
The large parish church of St. Mary’s will be of interest to lovers of old buildings, dating from the 12th
century and featuring a fine hammer beam roof and some impressive frescos and stained glass.
Mechanical Music museum - An Alladin's cave of musical treasures including hundreds of old gramophone records, horn gramophones, fairground organs, pianolas and even a mighty Wurlitzer.
Thornham Walks - Twelve miles of waymarked footpaths on the Thornham estate perfect for all ages and abilities including pushchairs and wheelchairs. Follow the Thornham Rock Trail to the Victorian folly and explore the walled garden. Dogs on leads welcome.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015