Woolpit area guide - Suffolk
Lying between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, Woolpit is an ideal base to explore the surrounding Suffolk towns and countryside.
Woolpit is a charming little village set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside lying halfway between the towns of Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds.
The village centre is a conservation area and surrounded by pretty timber faced cottages. One of the prominent features of the village is the sign of two small children. This sign tells the story of a boy and a girl who were discovered in a hole in the ground by reapers during the 12th
Century. They were said to be green in colour and spoke no recognisable language. Unfortunately the boy died but the girl grew up in Woolpit and the legend now lends itself to the title of ‘The Green Children of Woolpit’. The story has been re-enacted on many occasions and you can follow the story in the local district museum.
Woolpit and district museum
– Life of the village in former times. Open 3 Apr-26 Sept W/Es & BHs 2.30-5 01359 240822
Bury St Edmunds
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015