Welcome to Woodbridge

What is it like to live in Woodbridge? Well, read our Woodbridge Area Guide to find out more.

Starting life as a port at the end of the river Deben, this town once hosted shipbuilding and sail making companies. While both can still be found on the river, their operations are now somewhat scaled down.


On the banks of the river is the famous tide mill once providing flour for the residents, and now, although still working, is more a historical tribute to the traditional methods of milling. The Mill Pond has been converted into The Tide Mill Yacht Harbour, one of the best Marinas on the east coast. Providing refuge for the travelled sailor. From the quay adjacent to the mill, you can step aboard a river cruise. An open-top boat with a personal guide who has an abundance of knowledge of the area. On the opposite banks of the river is Sutton Hoo – the burial site of Anglo-Saxon Kings and inspiration for the film The Dig.

This market town has the Shire Hall on the hill once used for judicial review and an open corn market. Today a market still trades. Meaning you will often see a bride and groom having photos taken in front of this impressive building. Walking down the hill and through the high street, browsing the boutique shops and stopping for coffee at Honey and Harvey’s certainly is an experience to repeat often!

Schooling is fantastic. Farlingaye High School usually sits towards the top of leagues and is often awarded an outstanding review by Ofsted. For those looking for boarding or independent, Woodbridge School provides a fantastic setting. For further education, buses run into Ipswich Town Centre for the University of Suffolk and Suffolk College.

Transport links are fantastic the train station provides links to Lowestoft and Ipswich with further links to London, Cambridge etc. A good bus service connects most of the villages and Towns.

Property in Woodbridge

Property in Woodbridge is very sought after, and if you find something you like, you need to be quick. The town centre is mainly Victorian townhouses ranging from two bedrooms to nine or ten with prices to reflect. If you are lucky, you can find some unique homes with river views. On the outskirts are a few select prestigious developments of executive homes along with your typical three & four-bedroom houses.

For more information on the housing market in Woodbridge, reach out to our local property professional. Alternatively, for the Woodbridge Area Guide tourist website, click here.


Woodbridge is a historic market town in Suffolk, England, about eight miles up the River Deben from the sea. It lies seven miles north-east of central Ipswich as part of the wider Ipswich built-up area.
woodbridge area guide

Things to do

There is some fantastic places to go and things to do in Woodbridge and the surrounding area. For more information click here.

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