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in the county of Suffolk

About Long Melford

The picturesque village of Long Melford lies in the heart of the beautiful valley of the Stour River. It is an enchanting place with a wide village green that is surrounded with a delightful mix-match of charming properties, some are of the pink washed variety topped with thick thatched roofs, while others are of rustic brick or stone. No matter, it is a stunning scene, worthy of a fine painting or a picture postcard.

Long Melford's main street runs along a former Roman highway, and in medieval times, wool and cloth were an important source of revenue to the village. Many remarkable buildings exist here. The church of The Holy Trinity is famous for it's flintwork and has a Lady Chapel that dates 1496 and shows excellent stained glass. Pepperpot towers are a feature of 16th-century Melford Hall, where Queen Elizabeth Ist dined in 1578. Beatrix Potter was a frequent visitor to the Hall and some of her paintings are displayed. There are a couple of historic inns in the area and the beautiful, Moated Manor, Kentwell Hall, set in acres of graceful parkland, is well worth seeing.

This gorgeous place is in an area that is graced with pretty villages and interesting towns that are brim full with magnificent churches, fine timbered buildings and classical English manors, all built by wealthy merchants during the prosperous 'wool' period and carefully preserved so that today they form an integral part of our historic heritage. Long Melford is an absolute joy and a must for all who appreciate fine historic buildings and glorious countryside.

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Gainsborough and his wife, part of guided walk round Sudbury, Suffolk

Sudbury (21 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Suffolk

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction S of Long Melford)

Sudbury is an ancient market town full of evocative memories. It was the birthplace of Gainsborough one of England's greatest painters...

Lavenham house

Lavenham (151 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Suffolk

(4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction NE of Long Melford)

Considered to be Britain's best preserved medieval village, Lavenham, with its wonderful clusters of fine Tudor houses offering the visitor a glimpse of just how a prosperous wool.....

Castle Hedingham village sign, Essex

Castle Hedingham (26 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Essex

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction SW of Long Melford)

Set in enchanting border countryside where the fine old counties of Suffolk and Essex meet, lies the delightful village of Castle Hedingham which has pleasant buildings and an historic castle to explore...


Kersey (18 Pictures) in the county of Suffolk

(8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction E of Long Melford)

Quintessentially English village of a style for which Suffolk is renowned. Winding streets full of exquisite properties, some dating back to Tudor times...

Nayland, Suffolk

Nayland (1 Pictures) in the county of Suffolk

(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction SE of Long Melford)

The heady beauty of Suffolk has been the inspiration of artist's for centuries and the village of Nayland, in the hear of Constable country is no exception...

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Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk

Melford Hall (19 Pictures)

(0.9 miles, 1.4 km)

The octagonal towers with their stately onion domes rise above this russet brick building towards the broad Suffolk skies. .....

Dedham Vale, Suffolk

Dedham Vale (21 Pictures)

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction S)

Dedham Vale is also known as "Constable Country", it is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), and the place.....

Lavenham Guildhall. Lavenham, Suffolk

Lavenham Guildhall (11 Pictures)

(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction NE)

Built by Corpus Christi, Lavenham's Guildhall is a magnificent 16th century timber-framed tudor building, now maintained by The.....

Interior of  Hedingham Castle, Essex  26/8/2002

Hedingham Castle (24 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction SW)


A picture of East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum (3 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.8 km, direction S)

Where better to take the children for a great day out! Here at the East Anglian Railway Museum, children, mum and dad, even.....

Bury St Edmunds - The beautiful Abbey Gardens and St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral (18 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 19.1 km, direction N)

Started in 1503, and now complete after over 500 years (2005) with the addition of a central tower...

Dedham Art and Craft Centre

Dedham Art and Craft Centre (1 Pictures)

(14.1 miles, 22.6 km, direction SE)

The Dedham Art & Craft Centre is situated in the heart of Constable Country, on the North Essex/Suffolk border. In this.....

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