Lavenham , in the south-west corner of Suffolk, is one of the finest examples of a medieval wool town. Most of the houses were built between 1450 and 1500 and are in a remarkable state of preservation. Walking through Lavenham is like walking through a movie set - the half-timbered houses and pastel coloured cottages lean against one another in street after street. Several of the buildings, including the Guildhall, are open to the public and contain displays of life in a mediaeval English wool town.
Most of the village can be seen in a 10-15 minute walk, but visiting the Guild Hall needs longer.