Things To Do

Clare, Suffolk

Clare is a thriving market town, the smallest town in Suffolk, set in the beautiful countryside of West Suffolk’s Upper Stour Valley and brimming with history and nature.

Clare has some wonderful architecture with over 130 listed buildings (of which Almond Cottage is one), a magnificent church and a museum in a Grade I listed building.  The River Stour (made famous by John Constable) runs through a 36 acre Country Park with the remains of a Norman Castle and Victorian Railway buildings.

There are a host of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.  With everything you need on your doorstep, why would you go anywhere else?

Clare Castle

Clare Castle

Walk up the remains of the Norman Castle and find out about the long history of Clare.

Stroll around the country park and enjoy the Suffolk Countryside.

Ancient House Museum

Ancient House Museum

Clare Ancient House is a Grade I Listed Building and is recognised as having national importance.  The west wing on the High Street is believed to date from the 14th century and the more heavily decorated east wing may have been built in 1473.  

Open annually between April and September.  Check their website for times that they are open.

Clare Nature Trails

Walking Trails

There are a number of walking trails for adults and children and many mapped out walks in the local area.

There is a visitors centre in the old railway waiting room in Clare Castle Country Park, where you can find out about all the local trails an walks.

Clare Priory

Clare Priory

Clare Priory is one of the oldest religious houses in England, situated in the shadows of Clare Castle on the banks of the Rover Stour.

Established in 1248, the community of Clare Priory welcome visitors to visit their picturesque grounds, ruins and shrine.