Manor Farm Properties | Thorndon | Eye | Suffolk

Local Attractions

Exploring the area...

Sutton Hoo
Bressingham Steam Museum

Thorndon is surrounded by a network of footpaths, where many pleasant walks can be enjoyed. There is also a village church to explore. For cyclists, the quiet country lanes provide ample opportunities to explore a little further afield. A short drive away is Thornham Country Park where the natural woodland provides a habitat for abundant wildlife that can be observed firsthand whilst taking a leisurely stroll.

Nearby Framlingham, a sleepy village boasting a turreted castle and once the original seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, lies in an area which has become the centre of East Anglia's flourishing wine industry, and a number of local vineyards offer tours and tastings.

For archaeological enthusiasts, Sutton Hoo provides an absorbing day out - now managed by the National Trust, this Anglo-Saxon burial site of Raedwald (King of East Anglia), was the place where priceless treasure was discovered within a huge ship grave.

Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens provide a further enjoyable day out nearby. Within 25 miles lie Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and the Suffolk/Norfolk coast. In addition, nearby Eye has a collection of boutique shops and groceries stores.

Food and drink...

The Black Horse Thorndon
food and drink Eye
takeaway Eye

Many local pubs and restaurants abound. The village pub The Black Horse (only 5 minutes walk away) serves excellent meals/takeaways and for something really special there's Sugar and Spice Catering or The Cherry Catering Company. There is also a village convenience shop.

Local attractions...

Banham Zoo
Pleasurewood Hills
Thornham Walks

Eye Castle is a scheduled ancient monument located within the town of Eye.

Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park located in Lowestoft. Perfect for a family day out.

Monsters Indoor Soft play is a children's indoor play area Diss. Tel: 01379 641400.

Wingfield Old College & Gardens is a complete arts & heritage experience.  2 miles NW of Stradbroke. Tel: 01379 384888.

Framlingham Castle is a superb 12th Century Castle with  continuous wall-walk linking 13 towers. Tel: 01728 724189.

Sarah's Hair Design located at 10 Church Street, Eye, Suffolk. Tel: 01379 871560.

Grace and Beauty beauty therapist.

Country Beauty skin and body care centre,  10 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN. Tel: 01379 871234.

Stonham Barns and The British Birds of Prey Centre off the A140 at Stonham Aspal.

Banham Zoo located at Banham, Norfolk . Telephone : 01953 887771.

Museum of East Anglian Life Museum Shop located at Stowmarket. Tel: 01449 61229.

Fishing for information on places to fish locally contact P M Pegg Angling Supplies. Tel: 01379 640430.

Bressingham Steam & Gardens - see steam come to life in a garden setting. Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk. Tel: 01379 686900.

Thornham Walks - the historic Henniker estate. 12 miles of waymarked footpaths. Gift shop, tea room and much more. Signposted off the A140 near Eye.

Diss Golf Club - a testing 18 holes par 70 mainly on common land. Tel: 01379 641025.

Walking & Cycling around Eye.

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