‘Antiques Capital of Suffolk’.

It’s wide, tree-lined High Street is full of a wonderful selection of antiques shops that are something special, catering not only for the local population, but also forming an oasis of quality for the district and beyond. They include a baker, two bookshops, two butchers, fashion shops, a department store, a picture framer, a pottery and an undertaker, besides a famous array of antique centers that featured in the television series “Lovejoy”.

Melford Hall, owned by the National Trust, is a turreted brick Tudor mansion, little changed since 1578, with an original panelled banqueting hall. It also includes an 18th century drawing room and Regency library, garden and park walk.

Kentwell Hall is a Tudor property with a magnificent moat, dating back to the 15th century. You can visit the hall, bakery, dairy, walled garden, brick-paved mosaic and rare breeds farm.

Visit www.longmelford.co.uk for more information on Long Melford.

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