Long Melford Cottages

Long MelfordThis pretty little town is truly a delight - part of group of Wool Towns due to its connection with the silk and wool trade of the 15th century. Situated in truly picturesque area of Suffolk, it is renowned for its very long high street (hence the name) and abundance of art galleries and antique shops. It also has a large number of beautiful historic buildings, thanks to the wealth that resulted from the wool trade, including 2 stately homes and a stunning Holy Trinity church.

Melford Hall is one of the stately homes, and belongs to the National Trust. It is open to the public and there are a number of events held here including an annual Beatrix Potter Fun Day in July and LeeStock music festival in May.

Kentwell Hall is the second stately home, which is a romantic, moated Tudor mansion in a tranquill parkland setting. With beautiful gardens and historic farm buildings complete with rare breed animals. Ideal for the whole family to visit, there is also an open-air theatre which hosts plays and concerts during the summer months.

The Holy Trinity Church in the town is highly regarded by many observers. It is grade I listed and is one of only 310 medieval English churches that are dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Its cathedral-like proportions and distinctive style, which include many original features, attract visitors all year round.

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