Mildenhall in Suffolk

Mildenhall is a welcoming old Suffolk Market Town. The Market Cross was confirmed by Charter in 1412, and the surrounding Market Place buildings date from the late 16th century. Market day is Friday. There is evidence of Stone Age and Bronze Age settlements locally.

Mildenhall is an ideal place to stay to visit other nearby historic towns such as Ely, Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Newmarket, and of course Cambridge. Thetford forest is a short drive or cycle ride to enjoy walks and wildlife.

Mildenhall became world famous when in 1942, probably the most beautiful objects to survive from Roman Britain were found. These 34 pieces of fourth century Roman silver tableware are rated amongst the top ten treasure finds in Britain. The originals are now in the British Museum. Replicas of this hoard are housed in the Mildenhall Museum along with details of the find.

St Mary’s church is one of the finest in West Suffolk with features dating back to 12th and 13th centuries. The aisled ceiling has exquisitely carved hammer beams and the 112 feet tall square tower provides the opportunity to view the surrounding countryside, which includes the River Lark and its riverside walks.

The Mildenhall and Lakenheath airbases are nearby for aviation enthusiasts, but far away enough not to disturb the town.

There are many pubs and restaurants in town and in nearby villages offering a wide range of food and welcoming hospitality for meals.