Long Melford The Village
The Village of Long Melford
Long Melford has been settled for many centuries. It can still be seen as a piece of medieval strip-development from the great green below the church for three miles southwards beside the river Stour.
It was a busy village in Tudor times, and still is, attracting visitors and holidaymakers from all over the UK and the world. Houses, shops and other businesses are comfortably mingled along Hall Street, making a delightful environment for the wandering pedestrian.
Hall Street, the main North-South road, is wide and spacious, and even allows parking throughout much of its (considerable) length. Nowadays it is lined with a remarkable collection of buildings dating from the fifteenth century onwards. Black and white Tudor beams at the Bull Hotel rub shoulders with Georgian facades and Victorian terraces.
The shops are something special, catering not only for the local population, but also forming an oasis of quality shops for the district and beyond. They include a bookshop, a butcher, fashion shops, a department store, art galleries, beauticians, gift and homeware shops, as well as food shops, a vets, estate agents and an undertaker, and antiques to name just a few of what this beautiful village has to offer.
Hotels in the village offer a wide range of accommodation, from luxury four-poster beds to sensibly-priced motel rooms, along with some lovely bed & breakfasts. There are lots of options for good eating too, from restaurants to tea shops.
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