Fornham was the site of a battle in 1173, the only documented pitched battle to have been fought in Suffolk. It has been said that 10,000 Flemish mercenaries lost their lives during the battle and many bones have been found, some in mass graves.
Moyses Hall Museum, in Bury St Edmunds, has a sword and there are records of daggers and arrowheads found on the site too.
The church has many 13th century exterior features and was built on the site of an earlier Saxon church; a Saxon coffin was found at the base of the tower. Although many features were destroyed during the 16th and 17th centuries, careful restoration has meant some can still be enjoyed today.
The village boasts two golf courses and a huge choice of walking routes to enjoy the surrounding countryside.