Planning a day trip to Lavenham & area.
Will also go to Long Melford/Kersey/Monks Eleigh
But are there any other places in the area worth visiting just to look around?
Little Maplestead, with its round church
Great Tey, with its fortress like church
Boxford, which once had 35 shops and now has one.
There is a small museum that might be of interest.
Generally, an exhibition is running until 18th October that brings together the collections and great art of five museums, namely Christchurch Mansion; Moyse's Hall; the National Horseracing Museum; The Red House; and Gainsborough's House. The exhibition has been organised in order to celebrate their collections and the great art that has found a permanent home in Suffolk.
Edit: Another attractive village nearby is Clare - 13th century Augustinian Priory, a ruined castle and a country park.Edited: 15 September 2015, 07:45
Many thanks for all of your input.
Cavendish and Hartest are pretty.
Polstead still attracts visitors for its Red Barn Murder story.
It's just about impossible to park in Borley these days - I understand that it is due to the over enthusiasm of some 'ghost hunters' who flock to the church due to supposed supernatural activity. The haunted house has long gone.
Again my thanks
It may have won village of the year but its still officially a town!! I suspect the size of the town allowed it to qualify for the village competition!