Suffolk’s smallest town, with colour-washed and timber-framed buildings, some decorated with pargetting (Ancient House). The magnificent 15th C. church was built from the wealth of the former woollen industry. Dominating the country park is the 100ft high motte of the Norman castle. 13th C. Augustinian Priory.
One of the five members of Suffolk’s Wool Towns Association, there is something of interest here for everyone, including:
wonderful architecture, with over 130 listed buildings
a host of independent shops, cafes and pubs
a magnificent “Wool Church”, and a Museum housed in a Grade 1 listed building
the River Stour, made famous by John Constable
a 36-acre Country Park with a Norman Castle and Victorian Railway Buildings
Clare Priory, the mother house of the Augustinian Friars in England
A 9-hole golf course, fishing ponds and a weekly Park Run
and much, much, more, all in an area where everything is within walking distance.