In Lavenham

Lavenham

Lavenham is the country’s finest example of a beautifully preserved medieval town and a perfect destination for day, weekend or longer visits. With over 300 listed buildings and a labyrinth of narrow streets sheltered by timbered crooked houses, much of its former architecture still stands today, many of which house local businesses and attractions. Here we have provided a snapshot of the fabulous activities available to you on your next visit to our stunning part of Suffolk.

LITTLE HALL

This 14th century house and garden is one of the oldest timber-framed buildings in Lavenham and mirrors the changing fortunes of the village throughout the centuries. Visitors can wander through seven rooms of past treasures and collections, including a spectacular upstairs chamber, and enjoy the beautiful walled garden with knots and Tudor lines.

CHURCH OF ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL

A glorious building of near cathedral proportions dating from around the beginning of the 16th century at the height of Lavenham’s prosperity. Incorporating a wealth of oak and stone carvings, financed by the Earl of Oxford and a number of wealthy cloth merchants, make a captivating experience.

CROOKED HOUSE

One of Lavenham’s most famous landmarks, this slanted house is a true icon of the village. Warped timbers have caused the upper floor to look distinctly crooked, hence the famous name! The building is now an art gallery featuring a variety of local artists, jewellers and sculptors.

LAVENHAM TOURIST OFFICE

You know you’re somewhere special when even the local tourist office is a historic building. Should you need any further advice, the Lavenham Tourist Office is situated near to the rear entrance of The Swan in Lady Street. It is open seven days a week from Easter until end of October: 10am – 4:45pm and on weekends only in March and November: 11am – 4pm.  It is closed from December until February. For more information, contact 01787 248207.

 

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