Suffolk is a rural county of rolling fields and some fascinating historic towns and villages.
Some of the highlights of Mid-Suffolk around Stansted Hall include….
Bury St Edmunds is a market town in Mid-Suffolk. It is dominated by its cathedral. A new Gothic tower was built a part of a Millenium Project in 2000 – 2005. The remains of Bury St Edmunds Abbey are also close by. they are now incorporated into the attractive Abbey Gardens.
There is a street market held in the town on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is also a good range of shops including a new shopping centre called the Arc opened in 2010. Within this new development is the Apex, a multi-arts centre including a 500 seat theatre.
Lavenham is one of the UK’s most beautiful medieval villages set in the heart of Mid-Suffolk. The magnificent 15th century church of St Peter and St Paul demonstrates the wealth of the wool trade in those days and the Guildhall (National Trust) is one of the finest timber-framed buildings in Britain. Explore the historic streets and buildings and the attractive country walks. And be sure to some of the delightful tea shops and restaurants.
Cavendish is a real picture postcard Suffolk village. The thatched cottages clustered around the church and the green transport you back to a different century.
Chelsworth is another delightful Suffolk village with quaint houses and thatched cottages. the Peacock Inn is well worth a visit.