Sudbury is a delightful market town that dates from Saxon times. It is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley, and is an ideal base from which to discover all that the lovely county of Suffolk has to offer.
For centuries, the town was a major centre for the silk and weaving industries, and many impressive churches and houses were built in the area that reflected the prosperity of the times. Surrounded on all sides by stunning countryside that was captured so perfectly on canvas by Gainsborough and Constable; Thomas Gainsborough was born in Sudbury and visit to his birth place, Gainsborough House, is well worthwhile.
This is most definitely a dream location for walkers and cyclists. It’s also possible to explore the dreamy waterways on the Suffolk/Essex border; boat hire is available.
There is plenty to see and do in the town and beyond. Sudbury Hall, the impressive country seat of the Vernons, is a stunning example of 17th century architecture and a guided tour will allow you to become thoroughly immersed in the long and captivating history of the house and surrounding area. The nearby Museum of Childhood has something to offer children of all ages.
There is an excellent variety of shops in the town, from high street favourites to more niche outlets. Every Thursday and Sunday there is a bustling market selling everything from delicious local produce to pretty arts and crafts. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out; the town boasts traditional pubs, and a selection of restaurants and cafes catering for all tastes, and there are plenty of picturesque picnic spots to choose from if you wish to dine al fresco.
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