Visitors to The Bildeston Crown may be tempted to spend their days relaxing in front of the numerous log fires, chilling out in the comfort of their bedrooms listening to the MusicCast music distribution system or catching up on some sport on one of Sky’s ten channels viewed on the discreetly wall mounted flat widescreen television, but the more adventurous and energetic can take advantage of The Bildeston Crown’s central location to explore parts of Suffolk on and off the tourist map.
The Winter/Spring months are quieter in terms of planned events but it can be the ideal time to visit historic Lavenham, often called “the most complete medieval town in Britain”, Long Melford the “Antiques Capital of Suffolk” or Sudbury and the home of Gainsborough. These historic locations and many more picturesque villages are all under 30 minutes away by car.
Constable Country where Suffolk meets Essex has views which are still identifiable as the inspiration behind the work of the East Bergholt painter and is also less than half an hour away from The Crown. Serious walkers can consider doing all or part of the “Wool Town Walks”; the less energetic can stretch their legs by walking up the hill to the church of St Mary Magdalene! If you cannot survive the weekend without some retail therapy we recommend a visit to the Kersey pottery for the distinctive work of Fred Bramham and Dorothy Gorst; the award winning Hollow Trees Farm shop in Semer set on a working farm and a source for Suffolk produce at its best or the market town of Hadleigh where the independent hardware shop Partridges is a veritable tardis and attracts a clientele from all over East Anglia.
Whatever you wish to do the team at The Bildeston Crown is here to provide you with the information and the advice to make your stay one to remember.