Walk the thread trails in Suffolk's medieval towns

Lavenham, Suffolk

Explore the glorious Suffolk 'wool' towns of Suffolk, once major producers of woolen cloth.

In the 15th and 16th century, the fate of a handful of Suffolk towns waschanged forever by the wool trade. Lavenham, Long Melford, Hadleigh, Clare, Sudbury: all of them were producing woolen cloth that was in great demand across Europe to the tips of northern Russia.

As the towns grew richer and richer, so did their architecture: resplendent churches and half-timbered merchants’ houses sprung up, giving the towns a distinctive beauty that still survives today. You can explore the Suffolk Wool Towns and experience this beauty firsthand following the specially created Suffolk Threads Trails.

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