Dedham is on the border of Suffolk and Essex, in the heart of the Stour Valley, which is known as Constable Country.
Artists from all over the world come to enjoy Dedham, one of the loveliest villages in Britain. Tudor and Georgian architecture is set in countryside that is a delight. Famous artists associated with the village include John Constable R.A., Sir Alfred Munnings R.A., Tom Keating and John Foster and Quinlan Terry.
Traditional High Street
Unlike so many villages, Dedham has a good selection of small businesses and shops; there is an arts centre, a bookshop, butchers, chemist, delicatessen, chocolate shop, kitchen shop, gallery, greengrocers, newsagents, ladies’ clothing shop, manicurists, post office, supermarket and (for those wanting to make their stay in Dedham permanent), two estate agents. At the centre of the village is the most imposing 15th-century parish church, the tower of which is open to those able and willing to climb the 132 steps to the top.
For dining out there are three pubs, two restaurants, two luncheon venues and a traditional Tea Rooms within the village. Within the locality are some of the finest restaurants in the East of England.