Visit the beautiful Town of Bungay on the Broads in Suffolk, UK
Nestling on the edge of the Broads in the midst of some of East Anglia’s most beautiful countryside, the ancient Saxon settlement of Bungay is a wonderful place to take a break and stretch your legs on your Broads adventure. As well as offering the chance to see some of the most unspoilt traditional architecture in Suffolk, Bungay is home to a thriving restaurant trade, so if you’ve had a hard day of exploration, why not cap it off with a locally-sourced meal at one of the town’s delightful gastropubs or restaurants?
If you’re passing Bungay and fancy a stop-off, there’s a lot to recommend in this sleepy little market town. If you’re fascinated by weird, occult history, then you’ll love a visit to St Mary’s Church, where, on August 4th 1577, Black Shuck, the spectral hound, appeared to terrorise the congregation. This terrifying canine ghoul has been sighted in the area for hundreds of years, and is a great way to persuade kids to go to sleep.
Bungay is well known for its thriving antiques industry, with a wide range of specialist and general dealers, so if you want to pick up a historic memento of your Broads holiday, make sure you don’t miss Bungay antique shops. The whole town has a unique atmosphere, and is a great place to while away an afternoon.
Stopping at Bungay is simple, and there’s plenty of mooring so even if it’s a busy day, you’ll be able to tie off and amble into town. Bungay’s accommodation is also top-notch so if you’re looking for a place to spend a night on dry land, don’t miss the unique Bungay hotels and guest houses.
So if your Broads adventure takes you close to Bungay, make sure you take the opportunity to enjoy this uniquely East Anglian spot.