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Lavenham Guildhall

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Address: Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
Phone Number: 01787 247646
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worth a visit

Just restored the guildhall is a lovely place to spend an hour. Interesting timeline of lavenham history, well presented displays plus a shop and tearoom.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just restored the guildhall is a lovely place to spend an hour. Interesting timeline of lavenham history, well presented displays plus a shop and tearoom.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lavenham awakens the history in us all. It is like going back in time to another era. Were it not for all the hundreds of cars parked all over the village, the illusion would be complete. You have to try and imagine what it would have been like in, say, the 16th century. Pretty much bare of furniture and pictures,... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We love Lavengam and always take visitors from abroad to visit the town and especially the Guild Hall. As we are NT members it is a place we always like to visit

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Don't miss out on this beautiful ancient building. Great for adults and children alike. The magnificent Guild Hall was at the centre of the wool trade in the 1500's when Lavenham was one of the most prosperous towns in England. You can see various exhibits and the cells where prisoners were held.

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Lincolnshire, England
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Guildhall is undergoing refurbishment but there is still plenty to see and enjoy. It is a National Trust property, so unless you are a member then you will have to pay to go in. The Village itself has over 300 various properties which are in keeping with the Guildhall. So do take time to wander around the village and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great visit!!! Unfortunately, they are about to refurbish, so a lot of things were not available, but the place is great and everybody is so kind to explain you all.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Unfortunately The Guildhall was closed so unable to get inside, but the outside was beautiful, it's such an old building and found out later on in our trip why it was painted all the same colour, apparently it's the Victorians that painted these buildings black and white when they originally they were all the same colour.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We loved our visit here. This is a fascinating building as well as town. It is beautiful and historic. The houses are old and pastel colored. They are all timber framed and you can see how they have settled over the years with their walls all askew.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The cream tea was very disappointing- a hard, tired 'biscuity' like scone, with clotted cream served in a little sealed plastic container, which when opened revealed a powdery , jelly like substance, which was quite nasty. My husband's sausage roll was served cold and fell apart when he picked it up. It was quite tasteless. The service was very slow... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Had a lovely morning here, the guides were really helpful and the hall is so interesting, especially the stories. Well worth a visit and also the tea shop does excellent scones. The village is gorgeous and has lots of lovely antique shops.

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