6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to EADT Suffolk today click here

9 prettiest Suffolk towns and villages

PUBLISHED: 12:08 03 May 2016

Dawn at Slaughden end of Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk

Dawn at Slaughden end of Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk


We have selected 9 of the most beautiful places in Suffolk for you to peruse. These quintessentially British villages are perfect tourist destinations in Suffolk.


Overlooked by a medieval church which protrudes above the houses is Cavendish. This tiny village with thatched cottages and historic pubs is quintessentially British and a wonderfully peaceful place to visit.


This ancient village is a strong attraction for Suffolk because of its fascinating buildings with timber frames and rich history. With lots of pretty places to walk, why not visit Kersey?


With iconic crooked houses and medieval features, Lavenham was once one of the wealthiest places in England due to its thriving wool trade. Also used as a filming location for films and television, there is lots to see in Lavenham.

Long Melford

With attractions such as the Holy Trinity church, Melford Hall, and Kentwell Hall, you will feel like you have stepped into a period drama in Long Melford.


With plenty of cosy pubs and cute teashops lined up with pink timber houses and interesting architecture, Hadleigh is a lovely retreat from urban life.


The market town of Sudbury is a charming old place with lots to see and do. There is also monthly farmer’s markets, museums, and cafés to explore.


With many independent shops and other listed buildings, Eye is a quaint British town built around Eye Castle.


The medieval Framlingham Castle is a big draw for tourism for the small market town of Framlingham. With small cottages and lots of old buildings to pique the interest of a keen historian, there is lots to see in Framlingham.


The pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh has lots of listed buildings and unique features such as ‘The Scallop’, a 15 foot sculpture of scallop shells on the beach.

Follow us on Facebook for more updates.

Read more:

8 of the best places to get breakfast in Suffolk

Breakfast recipes worth getting up for


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other EADT Suffolk Magazine visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by EADT Suffolk Magazine staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique EADT Suffolk Magazine account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Thursday, March 23, 2017

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretches from Kessingland to Shotley Peninsula spanning across a plethora of diverse landscapes from beaches, heath and forest

Read more
Monday, March 20, 2017

View picturesque scenery, sail along tranquil waterways, visit independent shops and take advantage of all this beautiful area has to offer

Read more
Monday, March 20, 2017

The new garden at Hintlesham Hall bursts with life. Flowers, herbs, vegetables and even a patch especially for local school children.

Read more
Monday, March 13, 2017

Indulge your love of art and antiques, admire mellow Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall, browse stylish fashion for you and your home, and drop into an eatery for some tasty local food

Read more
Monday, March 13, 2017

Lindsay Want follows the East Suffolk Line walk from Wickham Market station to Framlingham through the ever-changing landscapes of the Ore Valley to discover tales of planes, trains, automobiles… and pop stars

Read more
Monday, March 6, 2017

It’s what we all dream a British seaside town should be

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

We love scrolling through all of the beautiful photos of Suffolk. Here are some of our favourites from this week

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

Living in Suffolk, we are fortunate to have one of the most beautiful coastlines in the country, with many unspoilt rivers and estuaries, so it is no surprise that sailing and boating are popular pastimes.

Read more
Thursday, February 16, 2017

The UK is home to a myriad of glorious beaches, and whilst most people focus on Cornwall or Devon, many of them right here in Suffolk. We pick 9 beaches that you’ll love whatever the season

Read more
Monday, February 13, 2017

Woodbridge is a bustling riverside town full of things to see and do, including some of the most important historical sites in the country, great pubs and restaurants, interesting independent shops, markets and lovely walks

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Local Business Directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search