Fodor's Expert Review Melford Hall

Long Melford Historic Home

Distinguished from the outside by its turrets and topiaries, Melford Hall is an Elizabethan house with its original banqueting room, a fair number of 18th-century additions, and pleasant gardens. Much of the porcelain and other fine pieces here come from the Santisima Trinidad, a ship loaded with gifts from the emperor of China and bound for Spain that was captured in the 18th century. Children's writer Beatrix Potter, related to the owners, visited often; there's a small collection of Potter memorabilia.

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Off A134
Long Melford, Suffolk  CO10 9AA, England

01787-379228

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melfordhall

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £9.50, Closed Nov.–Mar.

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