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Vibrant country town

We have just spent two days in Suffolk in the Lavenham area. The small town is really beautiful... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2019
Anita R
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Awesome visit a must!!

Went on day trip via coach absolutely beautiful almost surreal beautiful houses lots little shops... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2019
Angela B
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Lovely timbered buildings, an ancient guildhall and graceful churches help to make Lavenham one of the most attractive and charming villages in Suffolk, England.
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

We have just spent two days in Suffolk in the Lavenham area. The small town is really beautiful with many interesting historic buildings and a really good selection of places to eat and drink. There are plenty of individual shops for a bit of retail...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Anita R
Reviewed July 20, 2019

I have visited Lavenham twice in the past 3 years and both times I will say that the public toilets near to the market square were the most DISGUSTING that I have ever had the misfortune to visit in my life! Dilapidated, stainless steel throughout...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Went on day trip via coach absolutely beautiful almost surreal beautiful houses lots little shops crafts antiques market so love to go again lots of little tea shop must visit crooked house teashop so quaint lush tea and cakes so much to see run out...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Angela B
Reviewed July 4, 2019

We followed the ‘A Walk Round Lavenham’ leaflet to see the village and its beautiful buildings. We parked at the car parking near The Cock Horse pub -plenty of spaces - and started by visiting the magnificent church opposite with its amazing collection of church...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

It's changed owners yet again and consequently all the previous reviews have been removed. We visited last year when it was a thriving bistro, but now it's a Tapas restaurant operated by Stock & Bailey of Colchester. We were mightily surprised when we walked in,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

A picture perfect quiet village with good parking, gift shops and tea rooms. There are dog bowls with water outside shops and some pubs allow dogs in. There is a beautiful church that is a must to see. We had a map with walks that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely morning in Lavenham. This is a very pretty old English town with lots of wonky houses and a fascinating Guildhall.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

This interesting town has survived as it is because when the wool trade failed, so did the town and so many houses did not get 'improved'. We visited the ancient (and large) church and the Guildhall (which was at times a prison) and enjoyed a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

A warm day came so decided to pop to lavenham to have a look around . Parking was a nightmare .market place is off the main road . Went to se Harry potter house. Went into the bakery was average not the best . Found...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ottertortoise
Reviewed September 25, 2018

A treasure trove of medieval architecture with over 300 listed buildings. Several are open to the public. It is worth several visits in order to take in the scale of the historic assets here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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