Explore Long Melford, Suffolk
The village of Long Melford has so much to offer visitors of all walks of life, whether you are interested in historic buildings, antiques, life-style shopping, good food or the latest fashions, Long Melford has it all.
A former medieval wool town, Long Melford's wide, tree-lined village street is the country's longest. It is lined with fine buildings housing antique shops, art galleries and designer boutiques. The large green is dominated by 16th C. Melford Hall and the stunning church. Nearby Kentwell Hall is renowned for its Tudor re-creations.
The busy village has been settled for many centuries, and still attracts visitors from all over the UK and even the world. Hall Street and Westgate make for a delightful environment for the wandering pedestrian with its shops, houses and other businesses.
At Melford Hall you can follow 200 years of Hyde Parkers' family history. Relax on the sofas in the Great Hall and soak up the atmosphere of this much-loved family home.
For over two centuries Melford Hall has been the much loved family home of the Hyde Parkers. This unassuming mellow brick mansion is full of surprises with modern family photographs side-by-side with Tudor portraits. We have lots of stories to share about family life and about visits from the Hyde Parker's cousin Beatrix Potter - you can even see the original Jemima Puddle-duck toy that she gave to them. More info...