In the mood for a quick coffee? Sudbury has you covered. Want to purchase some school stationary or get your hair cut? No problem. But all of these things are linked by an annoyingly common theme: they all involve the exchanging of money. But what if you're not in the mood to be giving away all of your hard-earned cash? Well, there's still plenty to be getting up to in our small, yet homely town of Sudbury. Here's a short list of a few options at your disposal:
If you own a dog (or cat, if you're so inclined), then it's likely that you've visited the frankly beautiful meadows which adorn the Sudbury countryside. With the peaceful river Stour flowing right through, it's hard to think of a more idyllic place to spend many an afternoon. If you've yet to experience this picturesque area however, there's never a better time...though the current climate may not be the ideal time to go for a wander. Regardless, these flowing fields can be accessed a multitude of ways (such as behind the Kingfisher sports centre, or even down by The Mill Hotel), and each provides you with a doorway into natural bliss. There's even a nature walk which will take you from Gainsborough house all the way to Melford Hall. If you're interested in such an endeavour, then feel free to read more here.
Located just behind the Sudbury Town Hall, this museum gives a plethora of information, dating from pre-historic man, all the way up to modern day. There really is no better way to get a feel for the history of the town, and entry is completely free! Also included within the museum is a memorial to the brave American soldiers who lost their lives while fighting for the local airbase during WW2, so there's a little something for everybody. The museum is open Monday - Saturday from 10am - 4pm, so there's plenty of time to pop in for a visit. The museum has its own website also, and for more in-depth information about its contents, click here.
As part of the larger aggregate 'Suffolk Libraries', the library found in Sudbury has a vast collection of books from countless genres. Fancy a little Ernest Hemmingway? Or perhaps some more modern Stephen King? The library has got you covered. And the best part is that access to all of these classic works of literature comes at no unnecessary fee, just as long as you bring along your library card. The building itself also houses the Sudbury Tourist Information desk which was initially located in the aforementioned museum, at which you'll be able to gain information on all other events going on in and around the local area.
Both of these deeply historical buildings can be found in the Sudbury area, with the latter being directly in the centre of the town itself, just behind the iconic statue of Thomas Gainsborough. While St. Gregory's Church is still a functioning building for services such as weddings and funerals, St. Peter's is more of an all-purpose building. In December, for example, the building is used for the annual Christmas tree festival on which anybody can bring in their tree to display for members of the public. It's the perfect event to get you in a festive mood, but if it doesn't sound like your thing then there's plenty of other events happening all year round.
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