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If you’re looking for a meal away from our West Stow Pods glamping site, you’re in luck. Bury St Edmunds is somewhat of a hub in Suffolk for good food. From a casual pub lunch, to a spicy curry, to fine local dining, there are a range of restaurants in the area for you to choose from.

The West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village in Suffolk is an open-air archaeological museum located just 1.5 miles from our glamping site. The local landmark brings nature, history and fun together for a perfect all-ages outing.

Fullers Mill Garden is a beautiful woodland garden within easy walking distance from our glamping site. The gardens, open from April to September, are located on the calm banks of the River Lark, adjacent to the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village in Suffolk.

Just two miles from the West Stow Pods glamping site is one of Suffolk’s most beautiful wildlife spots. Lackford Lakes is a picturesque area of English countryside made up of an expansive landscape of lakes, meadows, reeds and woodlands.

Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens are an unmissable spot just 15 minutes from our glamping retreat in Suffolk. Nestled in the town centre, the beautiful gardens are the site of the dramatic Abbey Ruins.

Located just eight miles from our glamping site is Ickworth House, a National Trust property comprising of an impressive 18th century neoclassical building and its surrounding gardens and parkland.

Moyse’s Hall Museum is found in the heart of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, looking over the town’s bustling market square. It is the perfect daytime activity for our glamping guests on a grey or rainy day.

Learn about East Anglian history at the Ancient House Museum, an impressive 15th century Tudor house located in the heart of Thetford. Just 10 miles from the West Stow Pods glamping site in Suffolk, the museum is a fun and educational activity for the whole family.

Make more of your visit by enjoying any one of a range of experiences, led by an enthusiast but modified to suit your interests.

 

Real Middle-Earth tours, Ranger archery, Pod Hollow visits and The Middle-earth Adventure are all on offer.

Towering high, the magical resident is an old Scots pine tree, whose iconic roots grow up and out of the ground, creating a maze-like canopy for small forest creatures.

Almost every day, visitors can partake in a guided tour of Bury St Edmunds’ historic sights. Our glamping guests are invited to meet a volunteer tour guide outside the Cathedral Tourist Information Centre on Angel Hill, who will take them on a 90 minute walking tour of the old town.

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is a beautiful and challenging long-distance National Trail walk. Spanning 93 miles, the trail begins in Rushford, just 12 miles from our glamping site, stopping in Hunstanton before continuing along the Norfolk Coast until Hopton on Sea.

Starting in Mildenhall, 8 miles from our glamping site, the Lark Valley Path is a walk notable for its beautifully diverse landscape. In the 13 miles between Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds (where the path terminates), you’ll encounter woodlands, heathlands, parklands and scenic riversides.

Traversing 93 miles, Angles Way is a unique long-distance walking trail that runs along the boundary between Suffolk and Norfolk. It is a great way for our glamping guests to explore the region!

Run by the same group of dedicated volunteers that host the daily tours, the Ghostly and Macabre Tours of Bury St Edmunds offer a darker, more morbid history of the Suffolk town, which is sure to excite our more thrill-seeking glamping guests.

Rain or shine, the Greene King Brewery Tour is a quintessential Suffolk experience that adults are such to love. The brewery, one of the UK’s oldest, is located just under 6 miles from our West Stow Pods glamping site in Bury St Edmunds.

Departing from the St Edmundsbury Cathedral in nearby Bury St Edmunds is the Towers and Spires cycle ride. If you hadn’t already guessed from the name, the trail takes cyclists on a tour of the iconic towers and church spires that dot the Suffolk horizon around our glamping site.

The Icknield Way Path is purportedly the oldest road in Britain, making it a unique journey for our glamping guests. The entire path runs for 110 miles from Ivinghoe Beacon (outside of Luton) to Knettishall Heath near Thetford. It is best suited for more experienced walkers.

Starting from the town of Weeting in Brandon, the Weeting Village Walk takes you on a leisurely 3 mile circular trek through Norfolk woodlands, a region just north of our Suffolk glamping retreat.

Not 7 miles from our glamping site, the nearby market town of Bury St Edmunds is not only beautiful to take in, with its gardens and charming homes, it is also brimming with historical artefacts and sites.

Though many visit Ickworth Estate to see the neoclassical country house and immaculate gardens, the expansive property can also be explored by foot. It’s a fantastic day trip for our glamping guests!

If a trip to the Bury St Edmunds Green King Brewery has wetted your appetite for ale, we also recommend the Bury Ale Trail, a walk that covers 20 of the town’s licensed pubs. The self-guided tour is just a stone’s throw away from our Suffolk glamping site.

The Miller’s Trail is a longer distance circular cycling route that begins in the village of Ixworth, just 9 miles east of our glamping site. The trek, which goes over gently rolling terrain, has many points of interest for cyclists, including the Bardwell Windmill, the village of Barningham, the Market Weston Fen and more.

Just over 10 miles from our West Stow Pods glamping site is Suffolk’s much-loved Thetford Forest. Not only does the forest host a range of scenic walking trails, but it also offers various options for cyclists.

Just a stone’s throw from our Suffolk glamping retreat is the beautiful King’s Forest, which can be explored by cycling, walking or horse riding. There are two main cycle rides in the forest park: the Heaths Circular Ride (13 miles) and the King’s Forest Circular Ride (13 miles).

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