Sudbury is best known for its stately hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, which attract flocks of visitors to the picturesque village every year. Sudbury Hall is a triumph of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring stunning plasterwork, wood carvings and classical murals. Meanwhile the museum, based on the same site, boasts great interactive displays, archive films and the opportunity to experience growing up in different eras, whether as a chimney sweep or Victorian pupil to name but a few.
The village itself is located in the lower Dove valley some 11 miles south of Ashbourne. It has a population of approximately 500 and a modern bypass, constructed in 1972, means it offers excellent transport links.
- Kids' Corner Pre-School and Sudbury Primary School
- GP surgery, Church and AJ Wild Butchers
- Vernon Arms Pub
- Village shop and post office
- Cricket and football clubs and a Bowling green
- Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne, catchment area