Set in the heart of East Anglia, Sudbury is a thriving market town and has been since Saxon times. Sudbury continues to surprise locals and visitors alike with its ancient and modern mix of tastefully built properties and fine churches. From the 17th century onwards shops were established and they multiplied in the town centre; coaching inns and ale houses also established their trade of victual for weary and thirsty travellers. Sudbury is surrounded by breathtaking landscape accented by the River Stour, Sudbury's water meadows and commanlands. With excellent transport links Sudbury is the perfect gateway to Suffolk and the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that continues to inspire some of the world's greatest creatives, most famously our very own Thomas Gainsborough.