Welcome to Wilby's Website
Wilby is a small parish in the area traditionally known as 'High Suffolk'. The name 'Wilby' is generally accepted to be of Old English origin and means 'Ring of Willows'.
Wilby today is an attractive, small village, set in the North Suffolk countryside, with a population of just over 200. We have a 13th century church, a well-regarded primary school and a village hall. We no longer have any shops or pubs, but the nearby village of Stradbroke offers these facilities together with a senior school, doctor's surgery, library and swimming pool.
The area is predominantly agricultural and the houses are varied, ranging from 15th century cottages and farmhouses to modern, 21st century dwellings.
There is a good community spirit, with a wide variety of events to attend and visitors to Wilby comment on the friendly people, the peace and quiet and the wildlife, perhaps reminiscent of an England a few decades ago. On the other hand there is easy access to both Norwich and Ipswich, the Suffolk Heritage Coast and, via the main-line train at Diss, to London.
Perhaps the best of both worlds - look further into our website to learn more about our village and see what events are on in Wilby over the next few weeks.