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From the inspirational to the creative, the scandalous to the gory, come join us to Step in the Sudbury Story!

Sudbury is an ancient market town in the heart of the picturesque Stour Valley surrounded by the landscape that inspired Sudbury's most famous son - the 18th Century internationally celebrated painter Thomas Gainsborough. Your guide will unveil tales of Sudbury's fascinating history from Saxon settlements, artistic inspiration, peasants revolts to Sudbury Silk.


Book on one of our Sudbury Guided Walks and your expert guides will bring Sudbury's ancient streets to life!


Upcoming tour dates: Step into the Sudbury Story
Sat 21 August - 11:00 - 12:30
Sat 18 September - 11:00 - 12:30

information & booking


Tour start point:

Sudbury Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall (Gaol Lane entrance), Sudbury, CO10 1TL

Location What3Words: terminal.spreads.scarecrow

Tickets prices: Adult: £7.50 / Child: £4 / Family Ticket: £20 (max 2 adults). All children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Select the date you want to attend below and book online.
Phone: Give us a call on 01787 372331 and buy guided tour tickets over the phone.
In person: Sudbury Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall (Gaol Lane Entrance), Sudbury, CO10 1TL

about step into the sudbury story


This guided walk with a professional blue badge guide offers a fascinating insight into Sudbury's past.

Your guide will take you on a Sudbury stroll through time with some fascinating stories to bring the streets of the ancient market town of Sudbury to life. Hear more about why Sudbury is still the silk capital of the UK, how the ancient water meadows and common lands are a haven for wildlife, Sudbury’s links with Lords, legends and literature, naval bunting and the wool industry, Boudicea - the Queen of the Iceni tribe, Charles Dickens and the rotten borough and of course the ill-fated Simon of Sudbury - the Archbishop of Canterbury 1371.

Whether you are a visitor to the area or live locally and want to know more about this ancient Market Town, this tour offers a truly fascinating insight into Sudbury's unique past.