Welcome to The Wool Towns

A place where history and heritage is complemented by award-winning fabulous cuisine, events and attractions for all the family.

The Wool Towns region includes five of the most picturesque places in the East of England – Clare, Hadleigh, Lavenham, Long Melford and Sudbury as well as shining a light on the beauty of the surrounding towns and villages.

Each of our localities have their own proud characteristics and attractions while together they are linked by a common heritage. We are proud to unite and share this history that derives from medieval industry that was based upon wool and weaving.

Today, the area is full of award-winning pubs and restaurants, visitor attractions, holiday cottages and hotels to suit all tastes, quaint tearooms to watch the world go by and all surrounded by some of the most wonderful countryside and finest architecture in the whole of the East of England.

The Wool Towns is more than a collection of wonderful towns and picturesque villages. Together, they make the ideal destination to come and visit and stay for a short break or holiday in the countryside.

Come and get away from it all. Come explore the Wool Towns experience today

For more information about the wool towns, and the many attractions of our neighboring areas in Suffolk and North Essex, try these links: