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“Oak beams everywhere”
Review of Lavenham

Ranked #323 of 912 things to do in East Anglia
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Owner description: Lovely timbered buildings, an ancient guildhall and graceful churches help to make Lavenham one of the most attractive and charming villages in Suffolk, England.
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lavenham prospered from the wool trade in the 15th 16th centuries. With its 15th century church, half-timbered medieval cottages and a great walk. In the medieval period it was among the 20 wealthiest settlements in England.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A beautiful small town. Hundreds of medieval buildings, many painted, and most with open wonky beams! Quiet but with plenty of quality cafes, restaurants and hotels. Not much in the way of shopping but lovely to walk around. The church is well worth a visit and The Swan is the perfect place to stay. As English an experience as you can get.

Thank Matthew V
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I love coming here The houses are so colourful and crooked
There's hotels to stay in,pubs to drink in Restaurants to choose from
Tearooms,butchers and bakers Novelty shops,Art Gallery's and plenty more
Lavenham is a medieval village with plenty of free parking
If you come this way you must visit here Its so beautiful you feel like you are back in time
Highly recommend it
You can take some stunning photos here and there are walks you can go on
If you go to the tourist information shop on Lady Street there are lots of guides for you to get yourself around Lavenham Great if you are a dog owner After you have taken your dog for a long walk some of the pubs let's them in while you are having something to eat
A really lovely place to visit

1  Thank Anita E
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went for a day out while staying in Ipswich. Nowhere else can you see such a collection of medieval homes and buildings than in this small town made rich on the wool trade.
It's highlights are the ancient guildhall run by the National Trust, Little Hall and the magnificent parish church of St Peter and St Paul.
Parking is plentiful and free. Your first stop must be the tourist information shop on Lady Street where, from amongst many helpful guides you should get the booklet 'a walk around Levenham' that offers a walking tour with key buildings highlighted and their significance explained. Just £1.50, a bargain.
Lots of good pubs and restaurants. A really excellent day out.

Thank John F
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had visited Lavenham many years ago and loved the place so on this trip to Norfolk we took friends. We stopped off for drinks and cakes at the National Trust cafe.
Lavenham is a medieval village with the church of St Peter and St Paul which has the tallest village church tower in England at 141 ft (43 m) high.
We took time to walk and browse through the weird and wonderful timbered shops and view the wonky houses.

Thank BlackpoolBrian
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