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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Lavenham

The beautiful town of Lavenham retains an old-world feel with its picturesque buildings and scenery, popular with TV and film companies. Nearby is the Guildhall owned by the National Trust, reputed to be one of the narrowest houses in the county. A great place to stay or visit if you like an authentic slice of history. Places to Visit in or near Lavenham Gainsborough´s House and Ickworth are listed below.
12 Results In Or Near Lavenham
5.7 miles from the centre of Lavenham
Gainsborough's House: The childhood home of the artist Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727–1788). Historic house dating back to the 16th century with an attractive walled garden. The outstanding collection, of Gainsborough´s paintings, drawings and prints, is shown together with 18th-century furniture and memorabilia. A varied programme of temporary exhibitions of historic British and contemporary art is shown throughout the year.
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10.1 miles from the centre of Lavenham
Ickworth makes an exception day out, with plenty to see for all the family. The Rotunda was built in the 18th century to house the treasures and artefacts collected by the 4th Earl of Bristol on his grand tours of Europe, and is quite something. The rather eccentric Hervey family continued to add to the collection for the next 200 years, and also built one the very first Italianate gardens in this country. Having explored the gardens and parkland, visitors can travel back to the 1930s...
13.0 miles from the centre of Lavenham
This 3.5 acre walled garden dates back to around 1700 but was probably extended around in the 1760s. It's huge walls, one heated on the north side, are in good condition. The walled garden has a dividing wall down the middle that separates the vast kitchen garden with a smaller ornamental pleasure garden. The kitchen garden is unusual for containing an internal walled area designed to maximise the south facing aspect, and used to contain exotic (for the time) fruit such as pineapples. T...
9.3 miles from the centre of Lavenham
The Crown in the picturesque village of Stoke-by-Nayland is just a 90 minute drive from London. Offering boutique, yet affordably indulgent rooms, well-presented bistro food and an array of good drinking options and located in the midst of an area of outstanding natural beauty, The Crown is the perfect getaway. The 16th century pub has an intimate, relaxed interior and modern dining room with a couple of cosy corners. When the weather is fine there is a choice of outdoor seating areas. The fi...
12.6 miles from the centre of Lavenham
This half timbered country house hotel in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Dedham has been run by the Milsom family for well over 50 years. The beamed riversi
10.1 miles from the centre of Lavenham
Explore the architectural marvel of Ickworth House Ickworth House was created by the eccentric Earl of Bristol, with its central rotunda and curved corridors, to house his superb collection of paintings by Titian, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velasquez, and a magnificent Georgian silver collection. In the drawing room are two fine Portugese pier glasses in heavy gilt Rococo. The house is surrounded by an Italian garden, an orangery and temple rose garden, and set in a Capability Brown p...
8.3 miles from the centre of Lavenham
This long-established, beautiful parkland course is set in 150 acres of undulating Suffolk countryside. It is host to the Suffolk Amateur in 2019, and the course provides a challenge for all standards of golf. The clubhouse provides a warm welcome and a fabulous standard of catering.
0.0 miles from the centre of Lavenham
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel in Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, has been placed in Britain's Top 100 Restaurants by the Sunday Times and Harden's Guide and UK' Top 30 French Restaurants in 2016'. Expect modern French cooking displays with fresh twists and clear flavours. There's daily changing menus featuring best Suffolk and East Anglia produce as well as a superbly appointed French and local cheese board. Service from the team at The Great House is all about being knowledgeable, persona...
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12.8 miles from the centre of Lavenham
Milsoms, in Dedham, has been open for some 18 years and consists of a lively bar and brasserie, along with 15 guest bedrooms. It's an ideal place to stay and discover this delightful part of East Anglia.
3.6 miles from the centre of Lavenham
Discover the exciting History of Melford Hall Melford Hall is one of East Anglia´s most celebrated Elizabethan houses that has changed little since 1578, and has been the home of the Hyde Parker family since 1786. The original panelling is still in the banqueting hall, which is filled with family portraits, also a Regency library, Victorian bedrooms and a fine collection of furniture and porcelain. On display is a small collection of memorabilia from Beatrix Potter, who was related to...
10.0 miles from the centre of Lavenham
The Angel's award-winning selection of AA rosette food and drink, serving superb modern British cuisine. Our head chef continually surprises with a curious twist of something delicious, sourcing fresh local produce from surrounding market gardeners. The breads baked in house are testament to the care taken to achieve that special taste and there are 30 varieties of quality wines all served by the glass.
13.0 miles from the centre of Lavenham
Prepare to be pampered. That's the message that comes across loud and clear when you cross the threshold at the spa at Maison Talbooth. Glide through the doors and take your time to adjust into relaxation mode by sinking into the deep comfy sofa, sipping a glass of fruit juice and flicking through your favourite mags. Once you're suitably chilled, enter the sensory-stimulating treatment room, lay back and experience a clutch of targeted Dermalogica facials and body rituals and Jessica nail se...
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