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Lavenham

About Lavenham

With its Tudor houses, crooked, half-timbered cottages and 15th Century Wool church, it’s easy to understand why the streets of Lavenham have been used as background for TV and films including Lovejoy and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Known as England’s best preserved medieval village and one of Suffolk’s important wool towns, you can spend hours exploring one of the most picturesque villages in England.

Explore history at the stunning timber-framed Lavenham Guildhall, view one of England’s most beautiful and stately churches at St Peter and St Paul Church, and take in the wonderful 14th Century Little Hall, which is home to the Gayer-Anderson collection of fascinating pictures and artefacts.

Discover Lavenham’s tearooms and cafes, galleries, museums, and boutiques and be spoilt for choice with its unique restaurants.

Lavenham has a rich history to explore. It was one of the richest towns in Tudor England at the heart of the booming wool trade, thanks to the famous Lavenham Blues broadcloth.

The village also celebrates its strong American links. Lavenham airbase was famous for being the home of the 487th Bombardment Group of the 8th US Army Air Force, ‘The Mighty Eighth’.

The 487th flew 185 missions and more than 6,000 sorties whilst stationed at Lavenham during the Second World War. Today, the Airmen’s Bar at The Swan Lavenham has lovingly preserved the airmen’s signatures on its wall and memorabilia.

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Places in Lavenham

The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa is set in...

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Little Hall Lavenham

One of the oldest buildings in the best preserved of...

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Events in Lavenham

27 Jan
Lavenham Farmers' Market - 4th Sunday of every month

Lavenham Farmers' Market - 4th Sunday of every month

Lavenham Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham CO10 9QT

Lavenham Farmers' Market, officially the best market in Suffolk, is...

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13 Feb
The Blues Band - 40 Years & Back For More at Historic Lavenham Church

The Blues Band - 40 Years & Back For More at Historic Lavenham Church

St Peter and St Paul Church, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9SA

2019 sees The Blues Band Celebrate their 40th year together...

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14 Feb
Motown & Philadelphia on Tour  at Lavenham Church

Motown & Philadelphia on Tour at Lavenham Church

St Peter and St Paul's Church, Lavenham

Roy G Hemmings’ Multi –Award Winning show MOTOWN & PHILADELPHIA...

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Blog posts related to Lavenham

10 Things You May Not know About Lavenham

Discover some lesser known facts about Lavenham, one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England...

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Enjoy autumn wine tasting dinners in historic Lavenham

Enjoy French wines, spanish sherries and a fabulous five course dinner set in the historic...

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Lavenham Vintage 1940s Weekend

Celebrate all things from the 1940s at the Lavenham Vintage Weekend between Friday 18th and...

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