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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Historic Houses Association Member

Historic House, £6.85-£19.20


Kentwell Hall and Gardens

Kentwell Hall and Gardens


Long Melford,
CO10 9BA


Kentwell Hall is Suffolk’s hidden gem and one of England’s finest Tudor houses that stands within the most extensive moat in the county. The house is reached by a 3/4 mile long avenue of ancient Lime Trees.

Kentwell is not just a house but a family home that has been saved and renovated over the years and offers an interesting mix of periods within what is still an essentially Tudor layout.

The house is a classic example of an Elizabethan e-Plan manor house and was probably started in the reign of Henry VIII. Internally there has been some change but Kentwell still retains its grandeur including the Great Hall with its Minstrel’s Gallery.

Throughout Kentwell there is a visual array of many stunning and important works of art including 14th century pictures, tapestries and a magnificent stain glass window.

Kentwell’s gardens and grounds that extend to over 30 acres are often described as ‘magical’ and you will see why when visiting the Walled & Sunken gardens with their unique and special interest features, and as quoted ‘there is a surprise around every corner’.

The Cedar lawn is the perfect setting to sit and wonder at some of England’s tallest Cedar Trees and the Sculpted Cedar that is designed on the theme of the Tower of Babel. It is considered to be UK’s biggest single wood carving.

What makes Kentwell truly unique is that many Tudor buildings still exist including the Moat House; that is used during Kentwell’s many special events that run throughout the year. These include Tudor re-creations, WWI & WWII, Magic & School of Sorcery weekends and Dickensian Christmas.

A day is never long enough to spend at Kentwell.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Open house & gardens. Re-creations (Tudor, Through the Ages, WWI), musical & family events held throughout the year. Tours & Groups welcome. A stunning venue for weddings, corporate hospitality and team building.

Opening details

For further information of opening times and special events please visit our website:


For further information of opening times, tickets and special events please visit our website:

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 2 Oct - Sat 2 Nov Scaresville - The Haunted Village
Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct Halloween Family Festival
Sat 7 Dec Dickensian Christmas
Sun 8 Dec Dickensian Christmas
Sat 14 Dec Dickensian Christmas
Sun 15 Dec Dickensian Christmas



See location of Kentwell Hall and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 863479  Lat: 52.09844 Long: 0.71892

Kentwell Hall is situated just outside the village of Long Melford on the A134.

Kentwell Hall is just under an hour from Cambridge (A14), one hour 45 minutes from London, 20 minutes from Bury St Edmunds (A134) and 7 minutes Sudbury.

London Stansted Airport is 45 minutes away and Harwich International Ferry Terminal is approx 1 hour's drive.

The nearest train station is Sudbury, Suffolk.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Open house & gardens. Re-creations (Tudor, Through the Ages, WWI), musical & family events held throughout the year. Tours & Groups welcome. A stunning venue for weddings, corporate hospitality and team building.