Gainsborough Line

Marks Tey to Sudbury

for the stunning Chappel Viaduct, Wakes Colne and Bures

Take the train from Marks Tey to Sudbury through the Stour Valley and you could be forgiven for thinking you have travelled back in time straight into one of Constable’s landscapes and understand why he was inspired. The same area inspired Thomas Gainsborough too, and you can see his paintings in the Georgian townhouse which was his birthplace at Sudbury. But before you get there, relax and enjoy leafy railway cuttings, the dramatic 32-arch Chappel viaduct and the fascinating East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel station – a busy county junction in Victorian times and a must for rail enthusiasts.

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