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