MELFORD HALL | LONG MELFORD
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The centre of Sudbury has a fine mix of architectural styles with timber framed halls, Georgian manor houses, old cloth merchant's houses and medieval churches. At the top of Market Hall is the glorious neo-classical facade of Sudbury Library. Built in 1842, it was originally the town's corn exchange.
The Quay Theatre overlooks the Stour and dominates the local entertainment scene with a varied repertoire of film, music, drama and comedy, Gainsborough House is a world-class museum and art gallery that celebrates the talents of Thomas Gainsborough who was born here in 1727.
The local countryside is home to Newton GreenGolf Club and Old Joe's Golf and Activity Park, there is a cricket club, a riding school and King's Marsh Stadium is home to AFC Sudbury football club. For indoor activities the Kingfisher Leisure Centre has a pool, gym and workout classes as well as sauna, spa and children's play centre.
Family life is well catered for with an excellent choice of primary schools including St Joesph's and St Gregory, both with a 'good' Ofsted rating. There are several nurseries as well as an academy and a secondary school for older students.
This part of Suffolk is brimming with lovely market towns and picturesque villages including the enchanting medieval Lavenham and Long Melford which is home to Kentwell Hall and Long Melford Hall, two of the country's finest stately homes.