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Shoppers from all over East Anglia flock to Timbers, 12 High St. (tel. 01787/247218), a center housing 24 dealers specializing in antiques and collectibles, including books, toys, military artifacts, glass, porcelain, and much more. It's open daily.

After strolling the medieval streets of Lavenham, stop by Tickle Pink Tea Rooms, 17 High St. (tel. 01787/248438). This two-story timber-frame home was built by the son of a priest in 1530 and provides an ample dose of history for patrons to absorb while sipping any one of a selection of teas that are served with English breakfast, sandwiches, or cake.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.