From historic villages to award-winning seaside towns, the scenery of Suffolk captures the hearts of many who visit. 

With the help of local estate agents, here are some of the most beautiful places to live in Suffolk. 


The home of Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran.

Alexander McNab, part of the residential sales team at Savills Suffolk said: "It’s very popular with families and has several well-respected schools including Framlingham College and Thomas Mills High School. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Rebecca, Josie, Freddie and Andrew Oldershaw at Framlingham castleRebecca, Josie, Freddie and Andrew Oldershaw at Framlingham castle (Image: Charlotte Bond)

"There are some excellent restaurants – the Italian Watson and Walpole, which is in both the Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide, is one of my favourites and has perhaps the tastiest tiramisu I’ve ever had.

East Anglian Daily Times: Alexander McNab of SavillsAlexander McNab of Savills (Image: Richard Marsham)

"Leo’s Deli and Hall Farm butchers are also brilliant, as is the twice weekly market. The Common Room and The Dancing Goat are fabulous cafes, while The Crown and The Station are two very good pubs.

"Framlingham Castle is an obvious highlight but the surrounding countryside also provides plenty of opportunity for lots of lovely walks.”

Bury St Edmunds 

Bury St Edmunds received high praise from two local estate agents. 

Lewis Wingate said: "In Bury St Edmunds you have so much character in the medieval grid and a lot of the properties in the town centre that sort of boast that typically Suffolk curb appeal with Victorian and Georgian homes. 

"You have then got the likes of the Abbey Gardens and the old walls that surround the garden which are particularly pretty and bring a huge amount of attraction outside the area as well. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The Abbey Gardens in Bury St EdmundsThe Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds (Image: Newsquest)

"From a purely aesthetic point of view but also a lifestyle point of view in terms of the quintessential British countryside feeling Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages have got to be up there." 

Katy Stephenson, from the residential sales team at Savills said: “Bury St Edmunds continues to be a very popular choice for all buyers and would be top of my list.

"It’s where I live, so admittedly I might be a little biased, but it has a lovely historical setting, with some wonderful medieval architecture.

East Anglian Daily Times: Katy Stephenson of SavillsKaty Stephenson of Savills (Image: Richard Marsham)

"There is also a large range of family housing to suit all tastes, some very good schools and a wide variety of independent boutique retailers, cafes, and restaurants, all surrounded by some stunning countryside.  

"There is also plenty to do – enjoying a stroll around the Abbey Gardens or watching a show at the Theatre Royal are two personal favourites – but you are also well connected to other areas, with good access to the likes of Cambridge, Newmarket, and Ipswich.”


The historic village close to Sudbury has also been a popular place for people to visit.

 East Anglian Daily Times: Lewis Wingate from David BurrLewis Wingate from David Burr (Image: Jack @ Harrison Bunning Photography)

Mr Wingate said: "Lavenham is again a typical medieval village with a huge number of period buildings and picture-postcard streets and the old De Veere house which has been featured in a number of movie sets. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Lavenham High StreetLavenham High Street (Image: Newsquest)

"It does command quite a lot of traction from purely an aesthetic point of view because it is very good looking and it obviously has a nice back story to it.