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Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham and Woodbridge named in survey ranking the best towns and villages in the UK




Bury St Edmunds has been named alongside two Suffolk villages in a recent survey ranking the UK's best destinations.

The town ranked as the 23rd best town or village in the UK, with Avebury, Wiltshire, coming out on top in the recent survey by Which?.

Lavenham and Woodbridge were also named in the table, ranking 14th and 31st retrospectively.

Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley.
Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley.

The towns and villages were rated on a variety of factors, including food and drink, tourist attractions, attractiveness, scenery and peace and quiet.

Bury scored four stars for peace and quiet, food and drink and attractiveness.

However, it only received three stars for the number of tourist attractions and scenery, leading to an overall score of 80%.

Lavenham, The Swan. Picture by Mark Westley.
Lavenham, The Swan. Picture by Mark Westley.

Lavenham, the highest ranked destination in Suffolk, received an overall rating of 83% in the survey, scoring five stars for attractiveness and four stars for scenery.

Woodbridge recored an overall rating of 78%.

The full results of the survey can be found here.

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