Clare is a historic market town which lies on the Stour between Haverhill & Sudbury, on the southern edge of West Suffolk. Its country park has the ruins of a castle with a listed railway station inside it. There’s an elegant church and numerous timber-framed houses, including a pargetted museum. Shops and eating places complete the picture. Just the place for “a wonderful weekend“.
Click on an image to visit each of Clare’s attractions.
But this is not just about Clare. It may be Suffolk’s smallest town but it has a hinterland of villages and hamlets with their own pleasures. Our guide covers much of the Upper Stour Valley: running clockwise from the north – Denston, Poslingford & Stansfield, Hawkedon, Cavendish, Hartest & Glemsford, Brook Street, Foxearth & the Belchamps, Knowl Green, Ovington & Ashen, Tilbury juxta Clare & Little Yeldham, Great Yeldham, Birdbrook, Ridgewell, Sturmer & Wixoe, Baythorne End & Beyton End, Kedington & Barnardiston, Hundon, Stradishall , Denston & Assington Green – all within 6 miles of Clare.
See our partner site: Clare walks for extensive walks in the area.
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