Bildeston is a thriving village of a thousand or so which sits in the heart of south Suffolk’s lovely countryside.

We enjoy unspoilt rural surroundings combined with a remarkably high level of services for a village of this size.

You can read all about the historical events over the centuries in our History pages, written by Sue Andrews. Our photo gallery provides a snapshot of our village and its rural surroundings.

New to the village?

If you are a new to the village, please take a look at our Welcome to Bildeston section for new residents.

Bildeston village sign
historic photo of Bildeston High Street


The oldest surviving written record of Bildeston is in the Domesday Book of 1086, but the village’s history dates back much further!

photo showing Bildeston square


A collection of photos of Bildeston village, from years gone by to the present day.