Pictures of Long Melford
in the county of Suffolk
About Long Melford
The picturesque village of Long Melford lies in the heart of the beautiful valley of the Stour River. It is an enchanting place with a wide village green that is surrounded with a delightful mix-match of charming properties, some are of the pink washed variety topped with thick thatched roofs, while others are of rustic brick or stone. No matter, it is a stunning scene, worthy of a fine painting or a picture postcard.
Long Melford's main street runs along a former Roman highway, and in medieval times, wool and cloth were an important source of revenue to the village. Many remarkable buildings exist here. The church of The Holy Trinity is famous for it's flintwork and has a Lady Chapel that dates 1496 and shows excellent stained glass. Pepperpot towers are a feature of 16th-century Melford Hall, where Queen Elizabeth Ist dined in 1578. Beatrix Potter was a frequent visitor to the Hall and some of her paintings are displayed. There are a couple of historic inns in the area and the beautiful, Moated Manor, Kentwell Hall, set in acres of graceful parkland, is well worth seeing.
This gorgeous place is in an area that is graced with pretty villages and interesting towns that are brim full with magnificent churches, fine timbered buildings and classical English manors, all built by wealthy merchants during the prosperous 'wool' period and carefully preserved so that today they form an integral part of our historic heritage. Long Melford is an absolute joy and a must for all who appreciate fine historic buildings and glorious countryside.
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Hotels & Accommodation in Long Melford
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Long Melford Swan
Long Melford, Suffolk, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Long Melford Swan offers accommodation in Long Melford. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include a seating...
More info and book online.. Price from £90.00
The Long Melford B&B
Long Melford, Suffolk, England (0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
Situated 5 minutes’ from the ancient market town centre of Sudbury, The Long Melford B&B features free Wi-Fi, free private parking and a garden for guests to relax in....
More info and book online.. Price from £45.00
Long Melford, Suffolk, England (1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction SE)
Featuring a garden with a barbecue, The Granary is a holiday home situated in Long Melford. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property....
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Clay Hall House
Sudbury, Suffolk, England (2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction E)
Dating back to the time of King Henry VIII, this beautiful 500 year old manor house boasts ancient timber beams, large Inglenook fireplaces and real wood-burning stoves....
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Glemsford, Suffolk, England (2.5 miles, 4.1 km, direction NW)
Greyhound Cottage offers accommodation in Glemsford. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer....
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The Bridge Street Historic Guest House
Lavenham, Suffolk, England (2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction N)
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The Bridge Street Rose & Crown
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The Bridge Street Rose & Crown offers accommodation close to Lavenham and Long Melford. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in th...
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|M11 Junction 9||(22.8 miles, 36.7 km, direction W)|
|London Stansted Airport||(24.2 miles, 38.9 km, direction SW)|
|M11 Junction 10||(24.6 miles, 39.7 km, direction W)|
|Cambridge Airport||(24.8 miles, 40.0 km, direction W)|
|Long Melford to London||(53.2 miles, 85.7 km, direction SW)|