Situated in the south west corner of Suffolk close to the Essex border is the historic wool town of Clare. The town has a fascinating history with many Royal connections along with a range of interesting and compelling places to visit. Clare is vibrant town with a wide range of shops. It is a centre for antiques and has many specialist outlets. Clare has a number of caf├ęs and inns that offer a warm welcome in historic surrounds.

The town has many historical gems including a 13th century Augustinian Priory, Clare Country Park, the stone keep ruins of Clare Castle dating back to William the Conqueror, a Mediaeval Town Church, and the Ancient House Museum. Add to this the fact that Clare contains an extraordinary number of historic buildings (135 listed buildings) and sites for its size. Then there is the Country Park that is now owned by the Town. The Park contains historic ruins and boasts a unique railway heritage. The Park is also a magnet to those who wish to relax in beautiful surroundings or walk the many footpaths through the Park and around the Town

Clare was Suffolk Village of the Year 2010 -2012 proving that it is not only worth a visit but that it is also a fantastic place to live. Make a visit to our town to enjoy the timeless ambience of a town steeped in history and character.

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