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Saunter Around Sudbury

Sudbury, Suffolk. Birthplace of Thomas GainsboroughA new programme of guided walks around the market town of Sudbury are due to start on Saturday, 16th January at 11am. Covering the history of the town, its connections with Thomas Gainsborough and the silk industry among other things, these walks will take place on the the third Saturday of each month.

Booking is not necessary, just meet at the library in the centre of the town at 11am to join the walk.

Tickets: £5 adults | £3 children

Do make sure you schedule in a visit to Gainsborough’s House afterwards. The birthplace of the artist is a lovely museum with many of his paintings on display as well as a changing exhibition of other artists’ works.

What about taking a few days to explore the area?  Sudbury is only a few miles from medieval Lavenham, ‘Constable Country’ and the lovely market town of Bury St Edmunds with its abbey ruins and beautiful gardens.  Long Melford too, is just a couple of miles up the road, with plenty of antiques shops to browse and two historic houses, Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall (National Trust) which open again later in the year.  Stay in an historic cottage and explore the area at your leisure!

More information from Sudbury Tourist Information Centre, The Library, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EN

Telephone: 01787 881320

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