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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 Holiday Lets

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

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The Black Lion

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Kentwell Hall

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Events in Long Melford

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

28 Jun - 03 Nov
Melford Hall, Long Melford

Beatrix Potter would regularly take extended holidays at Melford Hall...

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Art revealed by torchlight.... Hidden depths of Melford Hall's paintings

29 Jun - 25 Aug
Melford Hall, Long Melford

An opportunity to view some of Melford Hall's paintings as...

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Melford Hall's Railway Walk

03 Aug - 05 Oct
Melford Hall, Long Melford

A popular guided walk taking in some railway and village...

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