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    Gainsborough Trail

    Gainsborough Trail is an ongoing project to link all wildlife sites around Sudbury to be a continuous circular walkable path. The Meadow Walk is the first section to be opened from the Kingfisher Leisure Centre follow the blue way markers along the old railway track and then onto the Water Meadows. The Meadow Walk is a circular walk of approximately 3.5 miles. The longer Cornard Walk has now been launched and full details are on the Gainsborough Trail website.

    Kingfisher Car Park Station Road, Sudbury CO10 2SU
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    Gainsborough's House

    Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was born in Sudbury and was baptized at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727, the fifth son and ninth child of John and mary Gainsborough.

    Gainsboroughs House, 46-47 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2EU
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    St. Peter’s and Gainsborough’s Statue

    St. Peter’s and Gainsborough’s Statue are situated in the centre of Sudbury. St. Peter’s is a redundant church which is used throughout the year to put on entertainment such as a venue for concerts, exhibitions, farmers and craft markets. On the north side of the church is a fountain and horse trough which is mentioned in Dodie Smith’s 101 Dalmatians. On the Market Hill is a statue of Thomas Gainsborough which was unveiled in 1913.

    St. Peter's, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EA
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    The Common Lands

    The Common Lands are where Sudbury’s Freeman graze their cattle in the summer for over 900 years.  There is an excellent network of paths across where visitors can appreciate the habitats managed for wild birds, animals and flowers and is designated as a local Nature Reserve and County Wildlife Site, all within a 10 minute walk of Sudbury Town Centre.

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    The Talbot Trail

    The Talbot Trail is a walk around Sudbury with 14 bronze sculptures mounted on red bollards showing the quirky facts from Sudbury’s past. A map of the trail can be purchased from the Tourist information centre or found on the wall in the Ipswich Building Society on the Market Hill.

    Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EN
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    Weavers' Piece in Siam Garden

    Weavers Piece in Siam Garden is an enclosed garden which commemorates the story of Sudbury’s weaving for more than six centuries. Silk weaving continues in the town today and a booklet is available in the Tourist Information Centre.

    Siam Gardens Sudbury CO10 1JH