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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.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Event venue
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Open all year
  • Wedding Venue

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement


Opening Times

Gardens & Cafe 2019 Opening Times (1 May 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed

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