On the south-west corner of St Peter and St Paul’s churchyard, the Ancient House stands in picturesque Clare, a historic market town in the rolling Suffolk countryside.
Somerleyton Hall and Framlingham Castle are both in driving distance from Clare if you are looking for a historical day out during your stay. Somerleyton Hall is considered to be an archetypal Tudor-Jacobean manors. Framlington Castle is a magnificent 12th-century fortress and one-time refuge of Mary Tudor.
The nearby medieval village of Lavenham is worth a visit. Look out for their art and literary festivals, as well as enjoying their shops and cafes.
The historic market town Bury St. Edmunds is only a half hour drive from Clare. Ickworth House, with its impressive Rotunda, is worth a visit, as is Moyse's Hall Museum, which has looked out over Bury St. Edmunds for almost 900 years. You can gain free entry with with a National Art Pass, which enables its members to enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses throughout the UK as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions. The pass is presented by one of Landmark's partners, the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, which has been supporting museums and galleries for over 110 years by helping them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy. Income raised through the National Art Pass goes straight back into their charitable programme. Find more about it here on the National Art Pass website.
For more ideas for things to do during your stay at the Ancient House, have a look at our Pinterest Map.
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