Lavenham, ‘England’s finest medieval village’ nestles in the heart of the Suffolk countryside between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury. Offering a wealth of historical interest, delightful shops and galleries and a wide choice of places to eat and drink, it is the ideal choice for a relaxing day out in the country. The splendid Guildhall of Corpus Christi, the charming Little Hall and the magnificent Church of St Peter and St Paul are all open to the public. Blue-badge guided tours take place regularly and there is also an audio tour available from the pharmacy which gives a fascinating insight into Lavenham’s heritage. Lavenham is a living and working
village. As well as traditional butchers, bakers and grocers there is a range of independently owned shops selling everything from designer homewares, clothes, accessories and high quality gifts and collectables. These intermingle with fine art galleries and make it a pleasure to
browse in the High Street, Water Street and the Market Place. Lavenham abounds with places
to eat and drink; cosy cafés, tea rooms and pubs serving delicious home made food and nationally acclaimed fine dining restaurants. Truly there is something to suit all tastes and pockets. Those seeking more energetic ways to relax will enjoy Lavenham’s surrounding countryside footpaths and circular walks, all of which are easily accessible from the village.
Not only a ‘Great Day Out’, Lavenham is also an ideal base for a short break with many excellent B&Bs, holiday lets and hotels. Free parking.
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Church Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QT
Map reference: TL 914490 Lat: 52.10620 Long: 0.79344