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A Guide to Suffolk’s Summer Markets

There’s no doubt that one of the most unique features of a summer holiday in England is the option to explore some local markets. Whether it’s to pick up some local produce for a bite to eat, a drop of locally brewed beer to wet the whistle, or to simply browse a range of boutique products, there’s somewhere in Suffolk for everyone in summer. To make it easy to decide which market is best for you, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourites to provide everything you need to know in one place. 

Where? Bury St Edmunds 

When? Wednesday, Saturday

Bringing together seventy or so stalls, the Bury St Edmunds market takes place each Wednesday and Saturday. With everything from Italian suits to Portuguese pottery – as well as pretty much everything in between – this historic market has been in service since the days of William the Conqueror. When it comes to experiencing a bit of history whilst shopping, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Where? Felixstowe

When? Sunday

Fancy a trip to the seaside combined with a trip to the market? The traders at Felixstowe have you covered! From clothing to plants, flowers, garden furniture and just about everything else you can imagine, this market makes for an unbeatable day out in the summertime.

Where? Southwold

When? Friday

Hosted at the United Reformed Church Hall each Friday in summer, the Southwold Artisan Craft Market is a dog friendly market in Suffolk that brings together craftspeople who take the stage to sell their works of art – if you’re looking to bring back something truly unique from your holiday, this is where you’ll want to head.

Where? Stowmarket

When? Thursday and Saturday

Another long standing market to make its way on to our list, the Stowmarket Market brings together a wide range of stalls to ensure that flower buyers, fruit buyers, clothing buyers, and homeware buyers have everything they can possibly require, all in one place. 

Where? Sudbury

When? Thursday and Saturday

Recently celebrating its 1000th birthday (yes, you read that correctly!), the Sudbury Market has earned a reputation for being one of the most lively markets to take place across Suffolk. Another fantastic opportunity to experience a bit of history whilst shopping, this is a great way to spend an afternoon whilst on holiday.

To discover all of the great markets in Suffolk this summer, why not take a look at the current availability of our Barns and Barges for rent? There’s nothing quite like having a comfortable base to return to, after all…

Last Updated on June 26, 2023 by Ollie Pearson