Welcome to Bungay, Suffolk – a thriving market town in the heart of the Waveney Valley
Bungay is a beautiful historic market town, in the heart of the Waveney Valley, with roots that can be traced back to Roman times.
Nestling within a wide meander of the river Waveney, which forms the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, Bungay was, and is, in an excellent position then, to ward off invaders, now to explore the delights of both Norfolk and Suffolk.
Standing proudly in the centre of Market Place is the 17th century domed Butter Cross topped by a statue of Justice. Originally paired with a Corn Cross (long since demolished), it flagged up Bungay’s importance as a vibrant market town.
Today Thursday markets around the Butter Cross, annual street markets, independent shops, food producers as well as cafés and restaurants uphold its long-held traditions, help the town to thrive and above all, make it stand out from the crowd as a destination for food-lovers.
Look out for the ruins of the old Benedictine priory just behind majestic St. Mary’s church and those of Bungay Castle, tucked away above the historic shops of Earsham Street – Bungay’s ‘Foodie Furlong’.
From distant echoes of the old river port by Falcon Meadow to Outney Common, there is much to discover about Bungay. Explore the town and its history through the pages of this website, but better still, come and visit Bungay and see for yourself!