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The Local Area

Relaxed Holidaying in a Peaceful Location

We are in a lovely setting; an ideal location for exploring both Suffolk and Norfolk and coast and the countryside. Rumburgh is one of the 14 villages that make up the area known as Rumburgh and The Saints, where approximately 3,000 people live. This ancient corner of high Suffolk exudes a peace and calm that is becoming increasingly rare elsewhere. It is intensely agricultural and intensely rural yet peppered with intimate village greens and extensive commons. There are ruined priories and 14 churches, meaning the vicar is very busy! The local area is splendid walking country, with a network of public footpaths, and good for cycling, too, with few demanding hills.

As with many of the other Saints villages, Rumburgh is a small village of just over 300 people and has a church, village common, village green, village hall and a well-used local pub; The Rumburgh Buck. Although not mentioned in the Domesday Book, Rumburgh Priory was formed in 1065 and the village church, built in the 13th Century, is the original priory church. Surrounded by a moat, the Grade 1 listed Rumburgh Church has an unusually wide bell tower, with a wooden and tiled roof. The church bells still work and can be heard every Monday evening at 7pm, when the bell ringers practice. As with many of the other local villages, Rumburgh has several well attended events, including a May Day Fete, an Annual Produce Show and a monthly coffee morning.

Rumburgh is best known locally for The Rumburgh Buck. A traditional pub, dating from the 16th Centruy, The Buck serves good food and excellent beer and regularly wins awards from CAMRA, most recently in 2022, when it was recognised as The North East Suffolk CAMRA pub of the year. The Buck has a pool table, darts board and regularly hosts live music. It is also a dog friendly pub. Fortunately for us, and everyone who stays with us, The Buck is just a 5 minute walk from the campsite and cottage. More information on The Buck and what it offers is in the ‘Where to Eat and Drink’ section of the website or by clicking here

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