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Long Melford

About Long Melford

With its antique shops, cafes, boutiques, restaurants and Tudor mansions, the village of Long Melford, 25 minutes from Bury St Edmunds, is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day.

Visit the Heritage Centre that was created following filming in the village by historian Michael Wood, for The Great British Story, a BBC series which featured Long Melford.

A romantic, moated Tudor mansion in a tranquil parkland setting, Kentwell Hall is known for its unique recreations of everyday life in Tudor times but has so much more to offer.

From the open-air plays and concerts in the summer and the rare breeds of animals to the popular annual Halloween event Scaresville to the splendid gardens and maze, this is a wonderful place to explore.


At the National Trust's Melford Hall, just down the road, you can explore the mansion once visited by Queen Elizabeth I and discover the connections to children’s author Beatrix Potter, who was a cousin of the family who own the Hall and a frequent visitor.

The beautiful Medieval Holy Trinity Church is one of the great Suffolk wool churches and was built almost entirely in the 15th century at a time of growing prosperity among the local cloth merchants and stands at the top of the great green.

After a busy day exploring, Long Melford Country Park is the perfect place to unwind with its small lakes, wooded areas, and viewing points beside the River Stour.

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Places in Long Melford

The Black Lion

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Kentwell Hall Holiday Lets

Kentwell Hall is one of England’s finest Tudor houses, developed...

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Kentwell Hall

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Events in Long Melford

Eastertide at Kentwell Hall

02 Apr - 05 Apr
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

The Easter weekend is one of Kentwell's most popular weekends...

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Tudor May Day Festival at Kentwell Hall

01 May - 03 May
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

May Day was always the most popular festival of the...

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Kentwell Through The Ages

29 May - 31 May
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

The ultimate day of History Time Travel. Explore pockets of...

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