Fornham St Genevieve, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6TT
Throughout Suffolk’s charming towns and villages and bustling cities, shopping lovers have everything they could ask for. Along with all the popular High Street brands, you’ll find many independent shops selling unique, hand-made and specialised items covering everything from clothes, jewellery and fashion to art and crafts and locally produced food and drink.
There’s a wide variety of shopping opportunities in this lovely town, including High Street brands, unique boutiques and independent stores. For an indoor option, The Arc is a strikingly modern shopping centre with everything you could want and also has an excellent food court. The town also hosts a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays where a wide range of fresh local produce is on offer. (Distance from park: 3.9 miles)
In the bustling town centre, an area called The Saints is where Ipswich’s shopping heartbeat can be found. Here you’ll find St Peters and St Nicholas Street which are dotted with interior design stores, designer boutiques, flower shops and lovely cafes, tea rooms and restaurants. Ipswich also has two major shopping centres – The Buttermarket Centre and Tower Ramparts. (Distance from park: 29.6 miles)
A well-attended auction is held here every third Saturday of the month, where a wide variety of antiques, furniture, pictures, silver, ceramics and jewellery go under the hammer, offering a fun experience for visitors, not to mention the chance to snap up a real bargain. The Auction Rooms also have another venue in the nearby town of Mander. (Distance from park: 15.4 miles)
Hintlesham Barns offers a retail experience far removed from High Streets and shopping centres. Housed in an authentic barn, you can browse a wide selection of gorgeous hand-picked home and fashion wear items in a relaxed and friendly setting. The vendors change on a regular basis, meaning every visit is different. (Distance from park: 31.3 miles)
A legacy of the wool trade that once thrived in Lavenham can be seen in the numerous craft shops specialising in hand-made knitted clothes. As you stroll around the charming village, you'll see several of these independently owned shops and boutiques which have been lost from most other High Streets. Why not pick up something cosy to take home as a memento? (Distance from park: 15.4 miles)
Said to boast the longest village High Street in Britain, Long Melford is a shopping haven that combines the charm of rural England with the style of a major metropolis. There’s a large number of independent boutiques, fashion houses, antique stores and art galleries, while home interiors and exclusive accessories are also well represented. (Distance from park: 17.7 miles)