The Village of Yoxford in Suffolk

Yoxford Suffolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the village of Yoxford located in the North East of Suffolk. The main high street of Yoxford has an interesting and pleasing mix of architecture dating from the 14th century all the way up to the 20th century.  Taking its name from the ford over the river, Yoxford is known locally as 'The Garden of Suffolk' because of its setting between two stretches of parkland.

Back in the 19th century Yoxford was the place where the coaches stopped on their way between London and Great Yarmouth. Its good location, slightly off the A12 makes it a good holiday destination for visiting the coast at Dunwich and the large Minsmere Nature Reserve at Westleton.

In August Yoxford holds an Art Festival, an eight day gala of arts for all ages and interests.  There are actors, poets. musicians and exhibitions, and children's art workshops. 

In the church is the tomb of Lady Katherine Grey, sister to Lady Jane Grey the nine day Queen of England.  Katherine Grey was imprisoned at Cockfield Hall in 1567 to recover from her privations in the Tower of London but died shortly after her arrival and was buried in the Cockfield Chapel in the church at Yoxford. Learn the full story in Yesterdays.

The village has a number of pubs/inns and a variety of shops. Satis House is an 18th century hotel with a restaurant where all the food wherever possible is both locally sourced and seasonal. Satis House is mentioned in Great Expectations - Charles Dickens " Satis House" said Pip, "that's a curious name". "It's Greek, Latin or Hebrew, may be all three, for enough" she replied. "It means that whoever stays in the house could wish for nothing more".

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