Claydon area guide - Suffolk

Claydon is a small and pretty village set among low-lying hills and lying next to the River Gipping, just four miles outside Ipswich. As such, it provides a fabulous rural retreat with just enough facilities for everyday, but at a stone's throw from the attractions of the city.

Claydon offers two pubs for the holidaymaker, The Crown and The Greyhound, and there is also the convenience of a post office and hairdresser. There are regular bus connections to Ipswich, Bramford and Stowmarket from the centre of the village, and Framlingham (with its castle), the National Trust's Thorington Hall, and Suffolk classics such as Flatford Mill and the wonderful historic sailing town of Woodbridge are all within very easy reach. Rural walking and cycling routes are all around.

Claydon's church of St Peter, which has been the subject of recent restoration work, is one of  few pre-Norman churches in Suffolk, and perches on the hill looking down on the village, gently reminding us that we're all just passing through and we may as well relax and enjoy it!. The church interior  features an rare and very attractive timber, fan-vaulted ceiling.

Nearby Attractions

Aldeburgh - classic British seaside town with a truly traditional feel and remarkable international music festival.

Felixstowe - All the fun of the fair, or long walks along the Victorian promenade, Felixstowe caters for all tastes.

Ipswich - for high street shopping and facilities, the marina and waterfront, museums and galleries.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015