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Other local heritage sites / properties:

Kentwell Hall Romantic, completely moated, mellow redbrick Tudor mansion in a tranquil parkland setting. Regular Tudor re-enactments, open air theatre etc. Has excellent gardens too.
Little Hall The Littlehall in Lavenham Late 14th Century Hall House on the main square, it mirrors the history of Lavenham over the centuries. Built in the 1390s as a family house and workplace, it was enlarged, improved and modernised in the mid 1550s, and greatly extended later. By the 1700s it was giving homes to six families. Restored in the 1920s/30s
St Edmundsbury Cathedral St Edmundsbury Cathedral Bury St Edmunds was once the place where the Saxon kings resided, and a monastery was founded during the 7th century on the site of the present day abbey remains. The Cathedral has eveolved over the last 900 years.
Long Melford Church Long Melford Church 'Holy Trinity Church is one of the great Suffolk wool churches and was built almost entirely in the 15th century at a time of growing prosperity among the local cloth merchants. It was completed in 1484. Much of the stained glass is medieval. It has served the ancient and beautiful village of Long Melford, near Sudbury, for over five hundred years.'
Hedingham Hedingham Castle '100 foot high Norman keep built c.1140 by Aubrey de Vere and is still owned by one of his descendants. Four floors to explore, including a magnificent Banqueting Hall spanned by a remarkable 28 foot arch, one of the largest Norman arches in England. Minstrels' Gallery built within the thickness of the 12 foot walls. Castle and its beautiful grounds make an ideal family outing. Variety of special events in summer which bring its colourful history alive including exciting Jousting Tournaments and other entertainments
Hadleigh Guildhall The Market town of Hadleigh: Small market town on the river Brett (down stream of The Grange), where human activity can be traced back to the Bronze Age. The Romans farmed here and it was the Danish leader Guthrum’s Royal Town and burial place in 890 AD. Since 1252, a weekly market has been held. During the Middle Ages, the town was a major producer of woollen cloth, the wealth generated being reflected in the size of the parish church and the quality of the many mediaeval buildings.

Helmingham Hall Double moated Tudor Mansion. Historic walled kitchen garden. Magnificent herbaceous and spring borders, wild flower garden, Herb and Knot garden, Parterre and Hybrid Musk Garden. Listed Grade I by English Heritage

Somerleyton Hall is widely regarded as one of the best examples of an archetypal Tudor-Jacobean mansion and one of the most beautiful stately homes in Britain whose rooms and gardens are open to the public.


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