Long Melford Tourist Attractions

Church - Holy Trinity, (the Anglican parish church)
Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DT.
Tel: 01787 310845

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. It stands on a hill at the north end of the village, at the top of the great green.

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Church Tours Church Events

Kentwell Hall
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9BA.
Tel: 01787 310207 Alix Massey

Kentwell Hall Kentwell Hall is one of Englands finest Tudor houses, developed in stages between about 1500 and 1578. To reach Kentwell you will drive 3/4 mile along an avenue of Lime trees. The house is fully moated and reached by two original bridges.

It is also a project - for 35 years now, a non-stop effort to save this beautiful house, re-create its gardens and form a traditional style farm with rare breeds, including the Suffolk Punch (horse), Norfolk Horn Sheep, Long Horn and British White Cattle and the Baudet du Poitou Donkey; less than 60 in the UK and 800 in the world.

The gardens at Kentwell Hall extend to over 30 acres and are a combination of ancient features, landscaping and planting. The gardens include the main front lawns with a HA HA and wildlife pond, The Walled Garden with a maze of Lavender and a wonderful range of Herbs and Potage, also has in excess of 60 different varieties of Apple and Pear trees.

Kentwell Hall is home to many special events throughout the year; Tudor re-enactment weeks, Kentwell through the Ages, Kentwell at War(incorporating WW1 & WW2, Childrens Magical Weekends, Kentwell Halls School or Sorcery and Dickensian Christmas. Other events include our Open Air Cinema and Opera Evenings.

Kentwell is a fantastic venue with so much to see and do and that all the family will enjoy.

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Hall Barn on the Kentwell Hall Estate

Long Melford Heritage Centre
Opposite The Bull Hotel in Chemist Lane (Ample Free Parking), (See The Heritage Sign Next to the Ocean Wave), Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9JG.
Tel: 01787 378084

Long Melford Heritage Centre The Heritage Centre re opens on Sunday the 2nd April 2017. Running from April to November 2017, with new displays and photographs, of our historical village.WILL BE OPEN SAT- 10-4pm, SUN-12-4pm, WED- 2 to 4pm
(Photo inset BBC TV Historian Michael Wood & Dr Carenza Lewis dig in Melford)
Look out for the Melford History Map on this website. Leaflets can be obtained from many of our village shops.
To become a volunteer please call John Nunn

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Long Melford Dig 2011- BBC Great British Story The Long Melford Heritage Centre The "Lost" Long Melford Milestone Recovery

Melford Music
3 Hasells Courtyard, Westgate Street, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DR.
Tel: Jane Kohler, 01787 310373

National Trust Melford Hall
Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9AA.
Tel: 01787 376395 (infoline)

For almost five centuries the picturesque turrets of Melford Hall have dominated Long Melford's village green. Devastated by fire in 1942, the house was nutured back to life by the Hyde Parker family and it remains their much-loved family home to this day. The interior decoration and furnishings chart changing tastes and fashions over the centuries, but it is the stories of family life at Melford - from visits by their relation Beatrix Potter with her menagerie of animals, through to children sliding down the grand staircase on trays - that make this house more than just bricks and mortar.

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Volunteering at Melford Hall