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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, Cultural
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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48 reviews 48 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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260 reviews 260 reviews
89 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Welling, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Not one of the biggest Trust property, but still interesting. Part of the original town of Lavenham. It sits in the town square.

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Perth, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Brilliantly restored and maintained. Great taste of local history.Exhibits of past industries of the area.

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