Lavenham is home to some of the finest restaurants, cafes wine bars and pubs. And with over 30 independent shops and art galleries, you can expect a unique shopping experience.
The village plays host to lots of events including seasonal fairs and markets, open air theatre, vintage car rallies, and has even been an inspirational location shoot for many TV productions and films including Harry Potter.
To improve your stay, the village offers ample free parking, free village maps , a free downloadable app, free wifi hotspots, and a friendly welcome all year round.
To find out what’s on in this part of suffolk, visit the heart of Suffolk website for all the latest attractions and visitor information. www.heartofsuffolk.co.uk
The Great House offers some of the finest French cuisine in the country – and it is literally just a few steps away from Market Keepers Cottage.
The Swan is a stunning 15th century hotel and spa and has a fine dining restaurant, casual brasserie and comfortable lounges for afternoon tea.
The Angel is in market square so, again, just moments away if you fancy a traditional country gastro pub.
Number 10 is a friendly wine bar and restaurant with a charming courtyard for informal al fresco dining.
Lavenham is just minutes away from lots of other charming villages like Kersey, Monks Eleigh and Chelsworth.
If you fancy the coast, you’re about an hour’s drive from Pinmill, Ramsholt, Orford and Walberswick. Or there’s Walberswick, Southwold and Thorpness.
Inland, you’re about 30 minutes away from Flatford Mill, the setting for Constable’s famous painting “The Haywain”, or you could drive to Dedham where you can hire a boat and row down river to Flatford.
Visit Flatford Mill: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford
Go boating at Dedham: www.dedhamboathouse.com/boat-hire