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Lavenham Guildhall

Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
01787 247646
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Lavenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Barton under Needwood, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We loved this National Trust property in lovely Lavenham. It is not large but has interesting stories of characters connected to the building in past times. Well worth a visit

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well worth a look at the buildings around the Lavenham square and especially the Guildhall. There is an entrance fee but the magnificence of this old building is worth every penny.

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Langport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great visit, well worth stopping off for. This is a beautiful, historic town. Interesting church, shops and great tea rooms.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A really interesting and well preserved timber framed building of great local historic significance. There are also some fascinating photos of Lavenham and the Guildhall. Nice little garden and cafe as well

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Although it rained all day when we went, we still enjoyed the quaint village and the beautiful buildings. We have afternoon tea in the Guildhall which was very scrummy . The staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Would definatlely go again, hopefully when it wasnt raining.

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Devon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited Lavenham and what a pretty place. The Guildhall was full of character we had afternoon tea there. The buildings were very old and leaning into one another amazing to see.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A lovely building to look around but unfortunate that we visited at the time of transition and building work, so not everything was open. Could have done with a bit more signage but I think this is work in progress, although a friendly guide gave us some helpful info. Nice garden and tea room. Will aim to go back once... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Primarily we went to see the Guildhall run by the National Trust. Just a small place but it shows the history of Lavenham which was a surprisingly old town with may listed buildings.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Guildhall at Lavenham is well presented with the story of the building and the locality well told in both words and pictures. On 2 floors, the stairs are a bit tricky for the less agile but once conquered the displays in the rooms upstairs kept us fascinated for ages. The personal stories displayed were very interesting and brought the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Well worth a visit, especially if you are a NT member. The great guide in the first room approached us to tell us about the history of the building, which reflected the changing fortunes of Lavenham itself.

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