Suffolk is full of beauty from the coastline to the vast countryside and woodland areas.

Here are five of the most picturesque places to live in.


East Anglian Daily Times: One claim to fame for Lavenham was featuring in a Harry Potter filmOne claim to fame for Lavenham was featuring in a Harry Potter film (Image: Charlotte Bond)

If you picture tiny streets lined with colourful houses and a market square surrounded by Medieval and Tudor halls, then you will see Lavenham. 

Once the 14th-wealthiest town in Tudor England, Lavenham is considered one of Britain's best-preserved Medieval villages. 

When the wool industry began to decline the lack of money meant villagers could not afford to rebuild their homes- which is why the original timber-framed buildings remain today.

Earlier this year Lavenham was named among the UK's best honeymoon destinations.


Originally a small fishing hamlet, Stuart Ogilvie bought Thorpeness in 1910 and began to develop a planned village for self-catering family holidays. 

The buildings were inspired by Tudor and Jacobean architecture - whilst also being home to more quirky buildings such as the 'House in the Clouds'.

JM Barie, author of Peter Pan, named the little islands in The Meare and tourists can hire a boat to explore these areas. 

East Bergholt

East Anglian Daily Times: One Constable painting shows Willy Lott's House in nearby FlatfordOne Constable painting shows Willy Lott's House in nearby Flatford (Image: Martel Maides Auctions)

A village on the edge of the River Stour was the ideal place of beauty for a revolutionary landscape painter. 

John Constable was born here and was inspired by the village of East Bergholt and nearby Flatford Mill.

Visitors here can take a scenic walk from East Bergholt to Flatford or enjoy a meal and a pint in one of the many village pubs. 

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Clare might technically be a town - the smallest in Suffolk - but it is comparable to a village and is home to a series of colour-washed timber-framed houses.

The 15th-century church was built with the wealth generated by the woollen industry, and Clare has over 130 listed buildings.

Things to do in Clare include visiting independent shops, cafes, and pubs or exploring the Norman Castle in the Country Park.


East Anglian Daily Times: Coddenham is less than 10 miles away from IpswichCoddenham is less than 10 miles away from Ipswich (Image: Andy Abbot)

Coddenham, in mid Suffolk, was the largest settlement in Suffolk during the Roman occupation of Britain.

Baylam House, once known as Combretovium, was the site of two Roman forts. 

The countryside walks are where you can find beauty.

In the springtime, you can stroll through the meadows and admire the growing wild bluebells and snowdrops.