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Explore our medieval wool towns and villages and savour our gentle landscapes

Welcome to our visitors' guide to Suffolk, 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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Spotlight on Hadleigh

Thursday, 26 October 2017 | Veronica Cowlin

Hadleigh is a charming market town with a fascinating history. It's known as one of Suffolk's 'wool towns' and was one of the first towns in East Anglia to prosper from the cloth/wool industry. With a total of 246 listed buildings and well known for its pargeting, Hadleigh is a place to visit with y...

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Suffolk Artist Claire Weeks

Thursday, 26 October 2017 | Veronica Cowlin

Snowball, Pip and Squeak; three lively chickens belonging to artist Claire Weeks and inspiration for the cheerful range of tableware, greetings cards and paintings she produces at her home in Alpheton near Sudbury. Her work is energetic and free flowing, giving the impression of movement and charact...

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Married in Suffolk

Thursday, 26 October 2017 | Veronica Cowlin

When it comes to getting married, the choices couples are faced with seem almost limitless. There's the the dress to consider, the menu for the wedding breakfast, a colour scheme for the flowers, music for the reception and so the list goes on...

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