Clare sits not far from its more ‘famous’ cousins of Long Melford and Lavenham in the heart of Suffolk but is equally as beautiful and holds special memories for me as somewhere near to where I grew up.
As an old Wool town, Clare has kept alive some its traditional features and is somewhere you could easily lose yourself for a day exploring the many antique shops, cafes and pubs.
Clare also boast the purpose of todays visit, the remains of Clare Castle which date back to William the Conqueror and which boasts 36 acres of beautiful Suffolk riverside countryside to explore.
The park has a lively cafe housed in the booking hall building from 1865 and provides easy access to wheelchairs and has a full bike rack for those who have cycled in. – https://clarecastlecountrypark.co.uk/platform-one-cafe/