Explore Hadleigh, Suffolk
The market town of Hadleigh is rich in history and full of character. Once a Viking Royal Town, Hadleigh is the reputed burial place of Danish King Guthrum. In the 15th and 16th centuroes, it prospered through its cloth trade with timber and plasterwork buildings lining the high street. St. Mary's Church with its tall lead spire, is bordered by a magnificent 15th century Guildhall and red-brick Deanery Tower.
Today the high street offers a range of independently run shops fit for pottering and is surrounded by listed buildings. Make sure you arrive in time for the annual Hadleigh Show to experience a slice of Suffolk country life, with everything on offer from country clothing to arts and crafts.
A short journey to the west and you will find Monk Eleigh, one of Suffolk's prettiest villages. Take a stroll through peaceful country lanes and feel yourself unwind. Take a stop by Bridge Farm Barns, a collection of unique independent retail businesses and a Tea Room set in a group of old farm buildings which provide an inviting setting for visitors to browse and enjoy a relaxing shopping experience.