Discover the best top things to do in Long Melford, United Kingdom including Holy Trinity Long Melford Church, Imagine Gallery, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, The Jessica Muir Gallery, Nethergate Brewery, Melford Hall, Long Melford Heritage Centre, Melford Antiques & Interior Warehouse, The Famous Old House Gallery of Long Melford.
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5.0 based on 180 reviews
The church is set on the top of Long Melford Green just to the side of Kentwell Hall - also well worth a visit, along with Melford Hall (National Trust) just across the road. This church is stunning and with the lovely lady chapel at the end is the largest church in the country that isn't a Cathedral. The beautiful stain glass windows tell a story and include characters from Alice in Wonderland and Beatrix Potter. (Melford Hall is where Beatrix Potter used to stay with her animals and they house the original Jemima Puddleduck.) The church has guided tours and a shop. Ensure you visit this beautiful church on your walk around Long Melford - so many stay on the High Street and don't go any further than the bridge opposite the Bull Hotel. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside where you can walk for miles.
5.0 based on 4 reviews
The gallery is light and airy and has a fabulous collection displaying contemporary artists covering both paintings, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture. You could see the owners not only worked hard but also enjoyed giving a lucky public the opportunity to see a very good selection of work with a nice variety of prices.
4.5 based on 717 reviews
A 50 year restoration project The House: part original Tudor, with later classical elements, mixed with the owners' personal style. Tudor portraits, interesting artefacts and historic tapestries make this a family home with a difference. The Gardens: romantic moats, extensive lawns, walled gardens, massive clipped yews, espaliered fruit trees and giant cedars surround the House. Over 30 acres of tranquil breathing space, with a surprise to delight around every corner. The Moat House: this rare survivor of a 15th Century service building rises sheer from the moat and contains our working dairy, bakery, brewhouse and stillroom. Special Events: Kentwell Hall pioneers domestic living history events in the UK with something for everyone to enjoy together. But we're not just all about history - a wide variety of family events, open air cinema and themed days all bring this historic venue to life throughout the year. Tea Rooms Free on-site car parking Under 5's are free
We septuagenarians went to Kentwell Hall, for the first time, to the lambing & Spring bulb walk event. at the weekend. It was a perfect March day, plenty of sunshine and not too warm for walking. We enjoyed every bit our day out. The woodland walk and swathes of daffodils alongside the moat were a delight. We heard and saw a nuthatch calling from a tree top, listened to great tits and watched numerous brimstone butterflies. We marvelled at the great cedars on the cedar lawn, tried the human sundial (it worked!) and sat on a bench in the sunshine in the walled garden, admiring the wonderful Pied Piper topiary. We tried everything; the dark and spooky ice house, the fascinating Camera Obscura and made a mental note to return in the summertime to see the walled garden again, the sunken garden, fish pond and rose garden etc. We joined the families to aah and ooh over the newborn lambs and saw the biggest pigs we've ever seen, along with their two-week old piglets. We took 'framed' photos in in the barn, explored the pottery wood, which we thought would be interesting on re-creation days and also the forge, which again, we would like to see being used. Our lunch of vegetable soup was delicious. The staff were even able to rustle up a gluten-free roll for me (extra points for that!). There was so much for children to do too. The little adventure playground with its unusual games looked great fun, as did the Storybook Trail. We finally dragged ourselves away at 3.30pm, promising ourselves a summer visit when we can view the house as well as making a return visit to the gardens.
4.5 based on 45 reviews
Jenny Wrens Tea in the park We serve lunches afternoon teas cream teas and much more in the lovely setting of Long Melford Country Park. Food is locally sourced where possible Vegetarian friendly Loose leaf teas a great selection of lovely coffee. All served alfresco Vegetarian mostly Have 5 star rating and Gold award in healthy eating . Take always available Open Friday, Saturday ,Sunday and Mondays From 12.30 till 5.30 pm We have no card machine so cash only Park is open 24 hours every day
Having friends locally we have visited Long Melford on many occasions. The town is mainly laid out along either side of the B1064 and has plenty of interesting shops, antique shops, restaurants and pubs. At one end is Melford Hall, run by the National Trust and nearby Long Melford Church, both of which are worth a visit. In the surrounding countryside there are lots of open spaces with lovely walks.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
Friendly artist led gallery in the heart of Long Melford, Suffolk. Showcasing affordable original work from artists around the UK. Specialising in original prints, jewellery, ceramics, glass and more.
4.5 based on 20 reviews
Nethergate Brewery was born in 1986, in the small town of Clare, in Suffolk. Like many great ideas it, was conceived in a pub between two friends, one a businessman and the other a Microbiologist...the perfect team to set a brewery up. We brew high quality distinctive beers and are very proud to have won 40+ significant regional, national and international awards including twice winning Champion Winter Beer of Britain. We have a fantastic range of permanent beers complemented by an interesting and innovative seasonal range (all of which can be bought in our online store). We use ingredients such as coriander, lemon and ginger in our beers to create what we think are some of the tastiest beers around. When we're not brewing we are partial to sampling our beer, so we look forward to seeing you for a pint sometime!
Excellent would recommend this tour to anyone, we all had a great day. And was made very welcome. A fantastic selection of beers made on sight.
4.0 based on 416 reviews
It's a fascinating house and well worth exploring. To our delight and surprise Beatrice Potter, author of the 'Peter Rabbit' stories was a regular visitor. A fireplace and several pieces of furniture provided the inspiraion for the details in many of her drawings. Melford Hall is located only a few minutes drive from Lavenham and the two places offer interesting and contrasting visits.
4.0 based on 8 reviews
The Famous Old House Gallery of Long Melford is housed in a wonderful timber-framed building dating back around 500 years. The grade II listed property has been carefully restored and upgraded to create a stunning setting for fine paintings, bronze sculpture and other unique and distinctive works of art from around the world. British fine art is typically represented by highly regarded and collectable artists such as Edward Seago, Sidney Richard Percy, Cecil Kennedy, Edgar Hunt, Sir Alfred Munnings, Sir Edward John Poynter, Edward Ladell, Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown, Campbell Mellon, Heywood Hardy, Donald Currie Grant and local Suffolk artist Clive Madgwick. The French artists include Edouard Leon Cortes, Eugene Galien-Laloue, Antoine Bouvard, Antoine Blanchard, Marcel Dyf and many others. Outside London, this high quality gallery is clearly a must see for the discerning art buyer, however, appointments are advisable to avoid the disappointment of arriving and we may not be open.
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