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Lavenham Guildhall

Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
01787 247646
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Lavenham
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are National Trust members so we didn't have to pay, but if I had paid the asking price of £5.95 I would feel as though I had been cheated. Undoubtedly a fine historic building, but unless you are really into architectural or local history, there would be little to see for more than 15 minutes.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Good for the historians amongst us and even better if its free entry as it is for National Trust members but expensive at £6.95 per adult if you are not. A bit too pricey for what is on offer. My partner and I found it interesting but more could be done to entice families particularly those with young children. I... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A must to visit while in Lavenham and one of the most amazing building in the UK. Interesting stories of the various people that have lived at and be involve with the guildhall over its hundreds of years of history

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Vast space for this truly ancient and historic building. Surrounding area is made of period houses- like going back in time or stumbling onto a film set.An easy Historical Tour of the building- the jail looked horrifying. Learnt a lot.

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fascinating insights into life in the village, which is worth the visit for its many half-timbered Tudor houses alone. The old property has been given a grant by the Lottery Fund and is undergoing significant change in terms of displays, but the helpful staff are trying to keep things going as these occur. The tea room is the usual National... More

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Hythe, Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very interesting background to Lavenham. Please do talk to the people who are giving spinning and weaving demonstrations - they have a wealth of knowledge to fill in the background

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The outside of the medieval guild house is possibly more impressive than the inside. The latest restoration when we visited is being assisted by the National Lottery. One of the developments is to remove most of the furniture and other exhibits except an antique loom. Thus it is that the building is largely empty. One can admire the proportions and... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Not great value at £5.95 but worth stopping by if a member of NT. Not suitable for disabled due to nature of building. Town Centre location so no real gardens. Amazing village though - streets of Tudor houses like nowhere else I know!

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Lichfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Lavenham is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited - the buildings are a wonderful example of our heritage and have been very well preserved. The guildhall was a good visit but it seemed to have less to see than in my previous visit, some eight years ago.

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Old Basing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Visited on a Sunday on the last place before returning home. Lavenham is a special town being full of very old houses. The Guildhall is interesting and well laid out for viewing. Not possible to view in a wheelchair. Tea shop and washing facilities attached and a small garden with a jail and mortuary (how quaint) Ok, you don't have... More

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