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Lavenham Guildhall

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Address: Market Place, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
Phone Number: 01787 247646
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Beautifully built with heaps of history.

good guides to tell you lots of interesting facts throughout the years. Nice tea room and lovely cakes. Wonderful looking building to match the village.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
julie b
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not much to see at this attraction but there is a nice coffee shop selling cakes and lunches that can be eaten in the walled garden at the rear

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good guides to tell you lots of interesting facts throughout the years. Nice tea room and lovely cakes. Wonderful looking building to match the village.

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Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

National Trust property that we visitited many years ago so decided to go back. Had interinting into guide and then wandered around the Guildhall. Pleanty of historical info to read and limited amount to see due to size of building

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Guildhall is a National Trust property, it is a beautiful building but really needs some people in there to bring it to life, it leaves a lot to the imagination trying to picture the rooms in use. Perhaps some events days with some re-enactments would help they may do this, just not on the day we were there. More... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guildhall, along with much of the rest of Lavenham, is a beneficiary of the Law of Unintended Consequences in that if Lavenham had not fallen into decline in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries many of the now delightful half timbered medieval properties would have been torn down and replaced with something 'more modern' - though presuambly not thios monument... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worth a visit. Watched a lady spinning with such wonderful wools. This beautiful building is a National Trust Property. Tea room offers excellent cake and beverages. Shop is well stocked and all the staff are very friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Short visit, but not really enough to view to warrant spending more than about 20 minutes in the Guildhall.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic Guide in the first two rooms set the scene about the Guildhall. The National trust have put in some good displays to bring its history alive

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could have spent much longer than an hour at this delightful village. So nice not to have modern buildings among the old buildings. We could look down a medieval street and see the countryside hills and imagine a bygone age. I would like to return and try the tea rooms

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lavenham is a lovely Suffolk Village and the Guildhall is a classic place to understand the heritage of the village.

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