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Kentwell Hall is Suffolk’s hidden gem and one of England’s finest Tudor houses that stands within the most extensive moat in the county. The house is reached by a 3/4 mile long avenue of ancient Lime Trees.
Kentwell is not just a house but a family home that has been saved and renovated over the years and offers an interesting mix of periods within what is still an essentially Tudor layout.
The house is a classic example of an Elizabethan e-Plan manor house and was probably started in the reign of Henry VIII. Internally there has been some change but Kentwell still retains its grandeur including the Great Hall with its Minstrel’s Gallery.
Throughout Kentwell there is a visual array of many stunning and important works of art including 14th century pictures, tapestries and a magnificent stain glass window.
Kentwell’s gardens and grounds that extend to over 30 acres are often described as ‘magical’ and you will see why when visiting the Walled & Sunken gardens with their unique and special interest features, and as quoted ‘there is a surprise around every corner’.
The Cedar lawn is the perfect setting to sit and wonder at some of England’s tallest Cedar Trees and the Sculpted Cedar that is designed on the theme of the Tower of Babel. It is considered to be UK’s biggest single wood carving.
What makes Kentwell truly unique is that many Tudor buildings still exist including the Moat House; that is used during Kentwell’s many special events that run throughout the year. These include Tudor re-creations, WWI & WWII, Magic & School of Sorcery weekends and Dickensian Christmas.
A day is never long enough to spend at Kentwell.
Kentwell Hall Filming, Photo Shoot, Location
Kentwell Hall has been used as a film and TV location ever since the classic (and cult) Witchfinder General of the late 1960s was filmed here. We have hosted the Antiques Roadshow and the latest Boden advertisement in 2017.
Open house & gardens. Re-creations (Tudor, Through the Ages, WWI), musical & family events held throughout the year. Tours & Groups welcome. A stunning venue for weddings, corporate hospitality and team building.
For further information of opening times, tickets and special events please visit our website: www.kentwell.co.uk
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Helicopter landing
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
Kentwell Hall is situated just outside the village of Long Melford on the A134. Kentwell Hall is just under an hour from Cambridge (A14), one hour 45 minutes from London, 20 minutes from Bury St Edmunds (A134) and 7 minutes Sudbury. London Stansted Airport is 45 minutes away and Harwich International Ferry Terminal is approx 1 hour's drive.The nearest train station is Sudbury, Suffolk. The nearest railway station is Sudbury, which is 3 miles away.