Hadleigh has all the amenities one could want. It has a large supermarket, several tea shops, takeaways, banks, pubs, flower shops, local delicacies, a swimming pool and Partridges in the centre of town is an old fashioned hardware store that sells almost everything and is well worth a browse.

Hadleigh was traditionally a market town and its long High Street contains examples of almost every style of Suffolk domestic buildings. Medieval, Tudor, Georgian – you name it they’ve got it! Visit on a Saturday morning or market day (Friday) to experience the unique atmosphere of an English market town.

The church was built in the 14th century and has a medieval wood and lead spire. Just above the clock the exterior bell, made in the late 11th century, doubles as a clock bell and sanctus bell. The Guildhall is to the left, on the other side of the church yard, and Hadleigh hall is just round the church to the right.

The River Brett meanders its way from the North edge of the town, parallel to the High Street, under picturesque Toppesfield Bridge, through a mill pool and then on to Higham where it joins the River Stour in Constable country. There is an excellent circular walk that takes in the high street and a nature reserve in just 30 minutes.

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