Masters of the Air

If you have been inspired by the release of Masters of the Air and are looking to explore the history of the US Eighth Air Force in the East of England, you'll enjoy our blog on The History of the Airmen's Bar

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History of the Airmen's Bar

As a hotel, we have a lot of history to share with our guests including our connection with the servicemen of World War II, in particular, the 487 Bombardment Group, part of the United States Eighth Air Force based in Lavenham. 

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Lavenham

Explore the historic crooked houses and listed buildings of medieval Lavenham, our charming corner of Suffolk.

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Lavenham: A Harry Potter Film Location

A Harry Potter Film Location

Our medieval village was used as a Harry Potter film location…

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Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham Guildhall; a piece of history in itself is one of our village’s finest medieval monuments.

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History of Lavenham

Lavenham is one of the United Kingdom’s best-kept medieval villages with over three hundred listed buildings.

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Lavenham Boutiques

Lavenham Boutiques

Take home luxury spa skincare, bespoke furniture and of course fine knitwear from Lavenham’s fine boutique shops.

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Lavenham Art Galleries

Lavenham Art Galleries

Get a culture fix at one of our local Suffolk art galleries.

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Lavenham Falconry

Lavenham Falconry

Add some adventure to your Suffolk retreat and learn to fly hawks and falcons.

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Discover Suffolk: Romance

Discover Suffolk: Romance

Visit Suffolk presents a series of films showcasing our wonderful county of Suffolk.

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Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall

Experience amazing costumed re-creations of the past at Kentwell Hall.

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Palace House, Newmarket

Palace House, Newmarket

Palace House is a fantastic new National Heritage Centre in Newmarket, Suffolk.

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Newmarket Racecourse

Newmarket Racecourse

Experience the thrill of one of England’s favourite pastimes with a day at the races at Newmarket.

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Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Tour the homes and gardens of Suffolk’s finest heritage houses and National Trust gems.

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Adnams Tours and Tastings

Adnams Tours and Experiences, guests trying drinks
Adnams tours and tastings, guests on distillery tour
Adnams Tours and Tastings, guests being escorted around distillery

Discover the art behind making your own gin with Adnams Tour and Experiences. Visit nearby Bury st Edmunds or venture a little further to the city of Norwich and embark on a gin-making masterclass. Or, head to the coast where you can enjoy a brewery and distillery tour over in Southwold.

As a guest of The Swan, you can enjoy 10% off your Adnams experience, just quote HOTELFOLK10 at checkout on the Adnams website.