Chevron emblem of Clare Town CouncilClare 
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.

Ancient House Museum from Clare Churchyard
The Muffin Man is inside
Clare Castle - magnolia at the station
Let Gilbert de Clare show off his motte

Maltings Lane in Clare
The Wool Merchant will display his wealth
The Common - Iron Age settlement
Catherine of Aragon gave us this
St Peter & St Paul Parish Church of Clare
Basher Dowsing did his worst
Clare Priory - the infirmary
The Prior will light your way

Walkers are Welcome accreditationClare is a Walkers are Welcome town, the second accredited in Suffolk, offering attractive destinations for walkers with top quality information on local walks., giving local people and visitors excellent walking opportunities within their areas and ensuring that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and well signposted.

See our partner site: Clare walks for extensive walks in the area. Emblem of Clare Walks

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.

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Map: Clare & its hinterland
Clare & its hinterland
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And beyond? We’re a Wool Town too.

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