Trains to Woodbridge chug along the East Coast line from Ipswich to Lowestoft, offering tremendous views of the Deben Estuary, the Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo and the sea beyond. Rail arrived in this ancient market town in 1859, when the Eastern Union Railway and the East Suffolk Railway jointly built the station - the level crossing on Tide Mill Way used to be the boundary between their estates.
Sitting on the River Deben, Woodbridge was once a shipbuilding hub, producing much of the English fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada. Although the river still plays a key role in Woodbridge's economy and culture, it is largely used by leisure craft today. It's also a pleasant place for a walk - turn left outside the station to pick up the waterside pathway. In town, look out for the quaint cottages of Brook Street and the medieval buildings along Seckford Street. Alternatively, get some shopping in at the Turban Centre or relax in Elmhurst Park, a perfect place for a picnic.