Stoke by Nayland
Stoke By Nayland is a pretty village between Sudbury and Colchester and was a favourite with artist John Constable. He was a frequent visitor there and made many sketches and paintings of the area. He was particularly fond of painting the church in the village and the imposing church tower features in many of his works.
Stoke By Nayland is in the Dedham Vale (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is on the edge of the area often referred to as 'Constable Country'.
There are two exceptionally good pubs in the village; The Crown and The Angel as well as a village shop, lots of lovely walks and several places to stay.