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Lavenham Guildhall

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Address: Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
Phone Number: 01787 247646
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Eat scones where Harry Potter was born in style!

Walking around the village or town of Lavenham is spellbinding. Perhaps that's why Harry Potter was born here‽ Indeed his parents' house is the Guildhall itself. There's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking around the village or town of Lavenham is spellbinding. Perhaps that's why Harry Potter was born here‽ Indeed his parents' house is the Guildhall itself. There's a lovely cafe situated in the Guildhall now. It has a small range of food available, but proper tea and coffee served. The lack of range in food is not a problem though,... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fine timber framed Medieval building. The National Trust has set up each room to reflect a different period of the building's history over the centuries. Some displays are interactive. There is also a nice garden and a tea room. The tea room can be visited without paying to visit the Guildhall itself. There is also a shop and the... More 

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

It's worth coming here for a visit, especially if you're staying in Lavenham, as it gives you a lot of its history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great museum in a fascinating building covering its history during the wool trade and its later use as bridewell and prison. good interpretation material and excellent guides. wonderful book with coloured swatches of wool showing the dye combinations required for the whole rainbow. enclosed garden with a shed containing early fire engine. good café in the main hall.

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Trimley St. Mary, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As National Trust members we've decided to get out and about for some history and we were mightily impressed by this beautiful building. It's very well presented with lots of 'personalised' stories from different eras in history all tied up by the wool industry from the mid 13th century, when Lavenham was one of the richest towns in England up... More 

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

A very impressive old building in the central square of this delightful village, the guides really brought it to life with their narrative. In fact one lady said she’d just carry on talking until told to stop! We also found the stories about some of the people who been imprisoned there very interesting as well and there was also a... More 

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wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting .lots of information on hand to read , plenty of things to look at everything had an explanation.or there was a guide who would answer questions.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wicked old building. If the walls could talk. History is fantastic and goes back a long way. You have to check out the Man Traps.

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Cambridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Guildhall is worth a detour for a pic of building if not the contents The Tea Room is for English who are addicted to tea and perhaps a morning soluble coffee in a large mug with lots of milk Food is normal National Trust fare .. big scones and jam to fill the gap between serious lunch and light... More 

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lavenham Guildhall provides a fascinating insight into rural Suffolk life. It cleverly uses real life stories to open up the difficulties people faced in making a living in medieval times. There is a treasure trail for the young and young at heart, and ample to entertain for half a day. The tea shop and small garden provide good food in... More 

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