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Hunting for Treasures in Clare

There is plenty to see in this vibrant wool town in the upper Stour valley. Clare Country Park is great for walking along the River Stour, feeding the ducks and clambering 70ft up to the 13th century ruins of Clare Castle; there is a walk along the disused railway line and you can visit the grounds of Clare Priory which are open to the public.

If you are fond of hunting for antiques, then do pay a visit to the Clare Antiques and Interiors warehouse, a converted mill, which sits on the edge of the country park and is an Aladdin’s cave of antiques and collectables spread over four floors.

Antiques Warehouse, Clare, Suffolk

Clare, Suffolk

Not only is there the huge warehouse full to the brim with treasures, but a regular antiques fair also takes place in the nearby town hall, with over 30 stall holders selling a mix of pottery, ceramics, glass, vintage clothing, collectables, lighting, jewellery and more, covering a wide range of periods and styles.

And if all that treasure hunting makes you hungry, there is also the CafĂ© Under The Stage at the event, offering a ‘proper mug of tea’, English breakfast, jacket potatoes and homemade cake – all at reasonable prices.

Clare, Suffolk

In addition, the Ancient House Museum, with its wonderful pargetting is open to the public from 24th March – 2nd October (please check their website for specific opening times and admission) and there are a selection of art galleries, boutiques and tea shops make this pleasant little town a pleasure to explore.

Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare

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