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Lavenham Guildhall

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Address: Market Place, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
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+44 1787 247646

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Delicious homemade cake and fab service

Quiet, lovely staff, delicious homemade cakes. In a lovely position on the market place, wonderful relaxing experience , will definitely return

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
myrtos1992
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, lovely staff, delicious homemade cakes. In a lovely position on the market place, wonderful relaxing experience , will definitely return

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1 Thank myrtos1992
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lavenham as a whole is an architectural gem, worth a wander and a look around the pretty little galleries and tea shops!

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1 Thank Andrew B
Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

A must for anyone interested in social history visiting Lavenham. Interesting displays and staffed by NT Volunteers who provide an excellent introductory talk to the main rooms.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We made a small detour on our way to Saxmundham through delightful Suffolk villages having seen the Guidhall in the National Trust book. We didn't really know what to expect but it certainly exceeded any expectations! The guide was very knowledgeable and the way the tour was done got you really involved with the people who had lived there during... More 

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Caterham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This place is an amazing building with a lot of history about the town inside it. It'll take about an hour to look around and is well worth the visit if you are in Lavenham.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The whole of Lavenham was fascinating, with the stunning Tudor buildings creating a bygone age of peace and calm which even the cars didn’t seem to spoil (though a couple of enormous lorries thundering through the streets were doing their best! Why are they allowed; they must surely damage the buildings?) The Guildhall is a beautiful and amazingly well preserved... More 

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

One of our friends volunteers as a guide therefore showed us around the village and finishing at the guild hall. Lavenham is a wonderful place to visit and stay as there is so much to see around this ancient15th century village. Over 300 historic houses including this NT guild hall.

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Bob, the guide on the ground floor, made the visit so interesting, he obviously loves the building and telling people about it.

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1 Thank Linda C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

rather disappointing inside after the magnificent outside the garden was well kept; but the plants for sale even half price were not good value and had been neglected

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Well maintained NT property in the centre of historic Lavenham. The guildhall has had many uses over its life including a prison and workhouse. The guides were particularly knowledgeable and entertaining. Sobering insight on life in times gone by. Didn't visit tea room but it looked cosy and there was also a small garden. Lots of steps and uneven floors... More 

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