Long Melford, Essex
Average time spent – 2-3 hours.
Things to do at Kentwell Hall review
Kentwell Hall is a stately home made of red brick with parkland, gardens and a farm in Long Melford, near Sudbury in Essex. It is open to the public and is well known for hosting historical re-enactments.
The stately house is set in Suffolk parkland and has a fascinating and unexpected history from the past 500 years. The house is 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.
There are over 30 acres of gardens with moats, extensive lawns, a walled garden, topiary and huge Cedar trees. There are surprises at every turn including a brick-paved maze, a topiary Yew castle and a Moat House. This is a rare survivor of a 15th Century which roses from the moat and contains a working dairy, bakery, brewhouse and stillroom.
Kentwell Hall is home to a rare breeds farm. You can explore their working traditional farm and meet their animals.
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FAQ and Further Information Kentwell Hall
Address: Long Melford, Sudbury CO10 9BA, Essex, England. Phone: 01787 310207
Category – Historic property – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a tea garden which serves hot and cold food and drinks. There is a picnic site near the main gates but picnics are not permitted in the gardens.
What are the main things to do?
Historic house you can explore with a moat, extensive gardens with a maze, boathouse, rare breeds farm. There are toilets and a tea garden.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Tickets are cheaper if purchased online in advance. An adult ticket bought online costs £11.61, children 5-15 £8.91 and under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets and annual passes are available.
Is there parking?
There is free on-site parking.
When are they open?
For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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