Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk


Take time to explore our medieval wool towns and villages and savour our gentle landscapes…

Welcome to the Heart of Suffolk where we enjoy beautiful countryside; medieval villages such as Lavenham, one of the finest medieval villages in England; Suffolk wool towns and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Dedham Vale AONB and Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.

Savour the landscape of ‘Constable Country’ that inspired John Constable and countless other artists through the centuries and visit Sudbury, the town where Thomas Gainsborough was born and lived and is now home to Gainsborough’s House, a museum about the artist’s life. Sir Alfred Munnings was born in the Heart of Suffolk and his house in Dedham (on the Suffolk/Essex border) is now open to the public, showing many of his fabulous paintings.

We hope you will enjoy browsing our website where you will find lots of useful visitor information and ideas for things to do in Suffolk to help you plan your visit. Have a look here for accommodation listings and stay in a cosy cottage, village B&B or luxury hotel. Enjoy a meal out and take your time to explore by bike, on foot or even on horseback. Don’t forget to sign up to our blog where we post articles on some great ideas for things to do in this lovely part of Suffolk; the Heart of Suffolk.

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