Fodor's Expert Review Kentwell Hall

Long Melford Historic Home

A wide moat surrounds this redbrick Tudor manor house with tall chimneys and domed turrets. Built between 1520 and 1550, it was heavily restored inside after a fire in the early 19th century. On some weekends, costumed "servants" and "farmworkers" perform reenactments of Tudor life or life during World War II. There are also evening events, such as open-air theater performances. Check the website for notice of the spring lambing days. The house and farm are a half mile north of Long Melford Green. Always call ahead, as this place has notoriously variable opening times and sometimes contradictory listings. Family tickets (£28) are good value but can only be purchased online.

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Quick Facts

Off A134
Long Melford, Suffolk  CO10 9BA, England


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £12; £8 farm and garden only, £12; gardens and farm only £9, Closed mid-Sept.–Mar. except for special events (call ahead)

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