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

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Braintree, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

On a Sunday 'time out' we came across this wonderful Suffolk village. Quaint, timber clad, buildings that are very 'Suffolk'. Nice main street with pleasant shops and great pubs/restaurant. If you do visit you must take the side street to the Guildhall square. The Guildhall is a National Trust property and is well worth a view.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This National Trust building has been refurbished to provide a very educational visit but in easy stages. It is easy to imagine yourself back many years ago and how life might have been. There is a shop and tea rooms - all great value.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Run by a load of very friendly ladies - the in house soup we had was delicious but the array of wonderful homemade cakes was even better.

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