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And the best place to live in Suffolk is…

The prettiest of market towns, rich in arts and culture, with a lively food and drinks scene, we have a winner!

After a tough battle between some of the most charming and quintessentially English towns and villages in Suffolk, your votes in the inaugural Muddy ‘Best Places to Live’ competition have now been counted and…*drumroll*…. we’re delighted to announce that the worthy winner is:

Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds is known as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Suffolk, a picture postcard of a market town, brimming with interesting things to see and do. Right at its heart is the medieval quarter with the beautiful Abbey gardens (pictured) and St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Meander along cobbled streets to find an abundance of quirky and stylish shops, plus numerous home-grown bars, cafes, and restaurants. You’re really spoilt for choice in this compact town that seems to have more than its fair share of incredible eateries. Bury St Edmunds is also historically and culturally-rich, has a lively arts scene and a lovely, friendly community spirit that make it a very special place to visit as well as to live.

Here, read our full Best Places to Live Guide to Bury St Edmunds to get a 360 on what makes it so special, and check out the final voting results below.

  1. Bury St Edmunds
  2. Aldeburgh
  3. Woodbridge
  4. Lavenham
  5. East Bergholt
  6. Framlingham
  7. Bungay
  8. Clare
Bury St Edmunds oast house
Oast House in Bury St Edmunds

Want a peek over the border at the best places to live in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, or Bedfordshire, or maybe plot the location for your next break or dream holiday home? Check out the full list of winners across 25 counties.

Don’t agree with the verdict? Let us know in the comments below if you have a gem we’ve missed out and we’ll hotfoot it down there to see if can make the cut for next time.

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