Suffolk Wool Towns
The Suffolk Wool Towns are among some of the prettiest villages & preserved historic towns in Suffolk, and visitors will feel they have stepped back in time to the 15th century when the wool trade was at its peak. These wool towns which include Clare, Lavenham, Long Melford, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Sudbury & Bury St Edmunds were among the richest places in the country.
Visitors will enjoy the beautiful architecture, quaint and crooked buildings, delightful tea rooms and restaurants, magnificent galleries and much more. Visit the stunning churches, stately homes and National Trust properties.
The Guildhall at Lavenham (National Trust) and Old Hall are situated on the lovely Market Square. Nearby you can enjoy delicious refreshments at the delightful tea rooms and award winning restaurants & pubs, plus handmade ice cream at Hadley,s at Lavenham on the High Street. There are many lovely bespoke shops to browse around along with art galleries and Timbers Antique Centre.
In Long Melford you can visit Kentwell Hall & Melford Hall, and then wander down the charming main street with its individual shops, restaurants & art galleries. In Clare you can enjoy Clare Castle Country Park with its lovely walks and play area for children. There is also the 13th C Augustinian Priory and The Ancient House Museum.