Sudbury is the gateway to Suffolk with its own train station and easy access to the M11, A14, A12 and Stansted Airport. Bus services run regularly to Bury St. Edmunds, Colchester and Ipswich which makes it an ideal base to explore Suffolk including the beautiful Stour valley which is an area of natural beauty which inspired painters such as Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable and Sir Alfred Munnings. Sudbury has been a thriving market town since Saxon times and this can be seen through its fine architectural range of buildings and churches. Sudbury is also well known for its association with the wool and silk production which continues to this day with four major factories producing silk products. One of Sudbury’s famous sons, is Simon of Sudbury who was Archbishop of Canterbury and famous for introducing the poll tax which lead to the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381. He was beheaded during the revolt and his mummified skull is kept at the church of St. Gregory in Sudbury.
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    Belle Vue Park

    Belle Vue Park is an Award Winning park which everyone can enjoy with its small pet trial, manicured gardens, skate park, tennis courts and large open space perfect for picnics.

    Cornard Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2RG
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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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    Kingfisher Leisure Centre

    Kingfisher Leisure Centre is one of the Eastern Region’s premier indoor water-based leisure facilities located in Sudbury town centre in Suffolk! This impressive building overlooks Friars Meadow and the start of the Valley Walk.

    Station Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2SU
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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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    Sudbury Bowls Club

    We are a private members club located in Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk and play both codes of bowls; EBA and Federation.  Having celebrated its centenary in 2013, the club continues to be successful due to a mix of both competitive and social members. We have a private six-rink lawn green with spectator seating and a spacious four-rink heated indoor club complete with changing rooms, full kitchen, licensed bar and social lounge.

    Quay Lane Sudbury Suffolk CO10 2AN
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    Sudbury Gymnastics Club

    Sudbury Gymnastics Club (SGC) provides a safe, fun, friendly and caring environment for children and adults to enjoy gymnastics at all levels. We are dedicated to training gymnasts of all ages and abilities, guiding and encouraging them to reach their full potential whilst having fun and enjoying the challenges of this sport. The Club currently has over 250 gymnasts and 11 British Gymnastics trained coaches.

    Unit 7 Ballingdon Hill Industrial Estate Sudbury CO10 2DX
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    Sudbury Ramblers

    Sudbury Library, in the heart of the town, is part of the Suffolk Libraries charity which is committed to nurturing children’s literacy, supporting vulnerable people and promoting wellbeing across Suffolk.  

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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