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Peaceful and interesting

There are some nice well signposted short walks around Flatford Mill, with view towards the river... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
davidwinnup
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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See John Constable’s country in real

More or less unchanged is the rural view of painter John Constable’s country ; you can take a very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joe S
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All reviews constable country the river car park national trust john constable tea room rowing boat hay wain guided tour well worth a visit beautiful countryside bridge cottage disabled parking sunny day rspb garden lovely place lovely walk
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are some nice well signposted short walks around Flatford Mill, with view towards the river Stour and Manningtree. The National Trust tea room offers refreshments and the Constable exhibition/information display is very interesting. You can also see the view depicted in “The Hay Wain”.

I can also recommend the Carriers arms in the nearby village of East Bergholt where I had a lovely Sunday Lunch!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

More or less unchanged is the rural view of painter John Constable’s country ; you can take a very pleasant country walk from Dedham parking lot to East Bergholt to see the only caged Tower bells and down walk down south east to see the mill almost the same as in Constable’s wain painting, it’s quite amazing and the walk on the green is very pleasure just be mindful of the steps. A lot of animal left overs.

Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Machine wont refund money even if you havnt finished the sale...prety sure that's illegal... £4 for up to 4 hours is also very expensive. The tea room was shut due to a problem with flies wich was a shame. We perchased a drink from a kiosk wich was 2.80 for 75cl or elderflower. Would have refused but was thirsty.

On a posative, the place is very relaxing and generaly lovely to be at. If you want to chill then it's the place to go.

Thank Joshua B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a walk. Various signed paths. Dogs can be off lead except where cattle or sheep are. Restaurant has a good range of snacks and cakes. Small NT shop and Constable display.

Thank 244Vickie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather was not so good when we visited, so we didn't stay for as long as we wanted. A lovely walk along the river, or you can choose to walk across the fields. The rspb garden was interesting and informative. I didn't know much about John Constable before i came here, but there was lots of information about him, and what inspired him.

Thank Alyce15
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well this really is the English of Englishness. Even down to the tourists in the rowing boats making a hash of rowing. Hilarious.
We walked the footpath from Dedham and back along the river Stour. It was extremely pleasant in the autumn sunlight.
Willy Lott's cottage has been preserved as Constable painted it and you can join the throngs replicating the Hay Wain scene on their cameras.

2  Thank Selkie_12
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at Manningtree station where there is a huge car park and took the footpath to Flatford Mill. It is well signposted and a flat walk. We took our dog. Its about 2 1/2 miles with some beautiful countryside to view. Flatford Mill is residential but there is an educational centre and a large restaurant overlooking the river where you can sit and watch the ducks, swans and the occasional small boat or punt go buy. From there you can walk across the pastures following the river to Dedham. As long as you are ok and dont mind cattle at very close quarters and avoid the many cow pats its a pretty walk. This walk is around 2 miles. Follow the footpath signs.

Thank JanG27
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

I bought the book of paintings and could stand in the exact position to see where Constable painted the Haywain, etc. Definitely worth the time to walk the area. Teashop was well provisioned and provided a place to sit and enjoy the views.

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Well everyone says when you get there it still looks identical to Constables painting the’ Haywain’ and it does! Amazing, a really beautiful place to visit, National Trust property also a lovely tea room with seating outside to enjoy the views and wildlife as you sit next to the river, lovely!
There are also ‘River Trips’ and many lovely walks in the area.

Thank V5588FMjoyceh
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We shared a trip with friends visiting constable country and we had to start at Flatford Mill.

Everyone we met, I imagine they were all volunteers, were very friendly and welcoming. We booked a guided tour and relaxed in the tea room whilst we waited for the tour to start. A lovely man (I am embarrassed that I can't recall his name) gave us an hour long tour around the area, showing us the actual sites where the pictures were painted. Extremely informative and amusing.

More tea and cake in the tea room was followed by a trip up the stour in the eclectic boat. A wonderful morning.

Thank X7326steven
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