Visiting Long Melford

Long Melford is a fantastic place for a day-out or a weekend away, and a great place to connect with our English heritage whist staying in beautiful surroundings. There are numerous pubs, bed and breakfasts, hotels, and shops available, details of which can be found on the village website here. There are also numerous events, ranging from Tudor re-enactments and Vintage Rallys to Concerts and Street Fayres. 

You can explore the local history ranging from Bronze Age and Roman times, through to the late Medieval period when Long Melford became prosperous through the wool and cloth-making trade when both Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall were built. Do not be surprised if you share a drink with a 'Tudor Re-enactor' in one of the pubs! The industrial history and the wartime history are also fascinating to investigate. The Long Melford Heritage Centre can provide further details. Click here for some village photographs. 

Long Melford and its surrounding countryside is also a great place to walk and cycle. You might consider going down the disused railway line which takes you along the River Stour into Sudbury which is Gainsborough's home town. Click here for some photographs from local walks. 

So whether you want to visit the church or a magnificent country house, to just get away from it all, or even buy an antique, we do wish you a lovely time in Long Melford.