Tel: 01379 678 437
Mob: 07775 761 318

Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Suffolk windmills
Thordon is surrounded by a network of footpaths, where many pleasant walks can be enjoyed. There is also a village church to explore.

For cyclists, the quiet country lanes provide ample opportunities to explore a little further afield. Cycling around Eye including the Thorndon Loop (PDF)

Kerrison set aside fields are ideal for a leisurely walk or to exercise you dog.

A short drive away is
Thornham Country Park where the natural woodland provides a habitat for abundant wildlife that can be observed firsthand whilst taking a leisurely stroll.

Nearby Framlingham, a sleepy village boasting a turreted castle and once the original seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, lies in an area which has become the centre of East Anglia's flourishing wine industry, and a number of local vineyards offer tours and tastings.

For archaeological enthusiasts, Sutton Hoo provides an absorbing day out - now managed by the National Trust, this Anglo-Saxon burial site of Raedwald (King of East Anglia), was the place where priceless treasure was discovered within a huge ship grave.  

Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens provide a further enjoyable day out nearby. Within 25 miles lie Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and the Suffolk/Norfolk coast. In addition, nearby Eye has a collection of boutique shops and groceries stores.

Dream On is a shop selling stylish clothes.


Many local pubs and restaurants abound. The village pub The Black Horse (only 5 minutes walk away) serves excellent meals/takeaways. The pub also offers a selection of locally brewed beers by Thorndon based brewers Shortts Farm Brewery.

For something really special there's Sugar and Spice Catering (Tel: 01728 861558) or
The Cherry Catering Company. There is also a village convenience shop.

Click here for information about local food producers and Farm Shops near Thorndon »
Places to eat in and around Eye »


Eye Castle Eye Castle is a scheduled ancient
monument located within the town of Eye.

Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park Lowestoft.
Perfect for a family day out.

Monsters Indoor Softplay
Childrens indoor play area Diss Tel: 01379 641400

Wingfield Old College & Gardens.

A complete arts & heritage experience.
2 miles NW of Stradbroke. Tel: 01379 384888

Framlingham Castle. A superb 12th Century Castle with
continuous wall-walk linking 13 towers. Tel: 01728 724189

Sarah's Hair Design 10 Church Street, Eye,
Suffolk Tel: 01379 871560

Grace and Beauty - Beauty Therapist.

Country Beauty, Skin & Body Care Centre,
10 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN
Tel: 01379 871234 Treat yourself!

Stonham Barns & the British Birds of Prey Centre
Off the A140 at Stonham Aspal

Banham Zoo, The Grove, Banham, Norfolk
Telephone : 01953 887771

Museum of East Anglian Life Museum Shop
Stowmarket Tel: 01449 61229
A day fishing! For information on places to fish locally
contact P M Pegg Angling Supplies Tel: 01379 640430

Bressingham Steam & Gardens
See steam come to life in a garden setting.
Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk Tel: 01379 686900

Thornham Walks
The historic Henniker estate.
12 miles of waymarked footpaths. Gift shop, tea room
and much more. Signposted off the A140 near Eye

Diss Golf Club. A testing 18 holes
par 70 mainly on common land. Tel: 01379 641025

Walking & Cycling around Eye.

Tel: 01379 678437
Mob: 07775 761 318
Fax: 01379 678023
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