Kentwell Hall and Gardens

Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

High Street, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9BA

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Kentwell Hall | Long Melford | Suffolk

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Kentwell Hall is a secluded and romantic estate set in Suffolk parkland with over 500 years of fascinating and unexpected stories.

The most beautiful of moated Tudor houses surrouned by stunning gardens and wonderful grounds and woodlands. More, how in 1971 a young man rescued this neglected gem to make it his life's project.

As you explore, you will see the exterior remains very much as the Tudor builders left it, but as you meander through the interior, you will see it now presents an exciting mix of periods with rare and fabulous pieces from fine paintings to period furniture. 

Kentwell Hall represents Patrick and Judith’s ongoing and ever-changing lifetime journey. It is the story of their family and home, created from the restoration of an empty, near derelict and unloved shell to a treasured, unique and much-visited home for visitors to explore, learn and enjoy. 

Kentwell offers a full calendar of events from costumed weekend Re-creations of everyday past life, to family and children events including their week long Magic Festival.

Kentwell is for you to enjoy at your leisure. 




Guide Prices

Full details of admission prices for house, garden and event days can be seen at Group and Tour discounts are available.


Road Directions

By Road: Take the A134 to Long Melford. By Public Transport: From Sudbury station it is 4 miles to Kentwell Hall & Gardens. Timetables and information can be accessed via the public transport information partnership Traveline. Traveline allows you to plan journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest. Call 0871 200 2233 to speak to an operator and plan your journey, or log onto choose your location then simply type in where you are travelling from and to for a detailed trip summary. The nearest railway station is Sudbury, which is 3 miles away.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available

Attraction Facilities

  • Education Groups Min


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Groups: Coach Group Coffee/Meal Stop
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Accommodation nearby
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Public toilets
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • Farm
  • Film or TV location
  • Groups: Meet and Greet Services
  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups: Booking Essential
  • Special group rates

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided tours by arrangement - Min numbers of 25 apply

Travel & Trade

  • Group Discount

Venue Facilities

  • Dedicated wedding planner


Opening Times

* Please visit our website for full details of opening times and special events held throughout the year.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Member 2017

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