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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 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

Kentwell Hall

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Kentwell Hall Holiday Lets

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Events in Long Melford

03 Oct
Scaresville - The Haunted Village - October 3-31

Scaresville - The Haunted Village - October 3-31

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

The largest and best-known “award winning” scare attraction in East...

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26 Oct
Dad's Army Still Alive - 50th Anniversary at historic Holy Trinity Church Long Melford

Dad's Army Still Alive - 50th Anniversary at historic Holy Trinity Church Long Melford

Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford

The Ultimate Wartime Variety Show with a special commemoration to...

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26 Oct
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits Legacy at historic Holy Trinity Church Long Melford

Money For Nothing - Dire Straits Legacy at historic Holy Trinity Church Long Melford

Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford

‘Money for Nothing’ was formed in 2000 as a tribute...

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