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Otley Hall

Type:Historic House / Palace

Hall Lane, Otley, nr Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9PA

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A 15thC moated hall of outstanding beauty, set in 10 acres of gardens. Rich in architectural detail and history. Family home to the Gosnolds for 250 years from c1454, the most notable of whom was Bartholomew Gosnold who voyaged to the New World in 1602, named Cape Cod and Martha's Vinyard, and returned in 1607 to found the Jamestown Settlement, the 1st English speaking settlement in the US. Links with Shakespeare's Tempest. The gardens include re-creations of a medieval knot garden, designed by leading garden historian Sylvia Landsberg.

Suitability for the Disabled: Partial. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement.


Road Directions

By Road:
Once in Otley, turn into Chapel Road at post office/village stores and follow brown tourist signs.

The nearest railway station is Ipswich, which is 11 miles away.



  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Public toilets

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)


Opening Times

* Open Gardens every Wed May - Sept. 11am - 4pm. £3.00 entrance, cafe serving light lunches and afternoon tea also open every Wed May - Sept. The House and grounds are available for private tours. For more information please visit our website.

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