The pretty village of Debenham is well worth a visit if you have a couple of hours to spare. It is one of those villages that you either drive through on your way to somewhere or you see it signposted on route. The village has a lovely character and is full of wonderful period cottages and buildings as well as a few delightful shops.
Debenham: A Photo Tour
I started my walk in the village of Debenham along the High Street. There are so many interesting houses and shops dating back to Tudor times and some lovely Georgian houses and shop fronts too. If like me, you enjoy looking at architecture you will find some amazing gems in this lovely little village.
Debenham’s history goes way back and there apparently have been a number of roman coins found in and around the village. It is even reported to have been mentioned in the doomsday book.
You will find lots of Tudor houses and along the High Street you will find buildings that were obviously shops in the past that have since been converted to houses.
The village has in the past had a number of Inns dating from the 16th – 18th Centuries, some that have now been converted to houses. Old pubs from previous centuries were called – Bucks Head Inn, Green Dragon Inn, Red Lion House ( a brew house).
The High Street has a number of shops that are definitely worth a visit, and as you walk along some of the buildings look very different from the Tudor ones.
After a stroll around the village – Don’t forget to explore the little side turnings – Debenham is bigger that you think! I can definitely recommend popping into the River Green Cafe and Deli. I really enjoyed my coffee and cake! The perfect end to a relaxing walk discovering this pretty little village.
I visited Debenham in August 2020 and took these photos, but enjoyed my visit so much have I have been back for a walk a couple of times since!
For more information about Debenham and to plan your own visit click here for the village website
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