When we’re open

Kentwell hosts a variety of events and family days throughout the year, during which time the regular garden and house visit and unavailable.
Please check with our events calendar below before booking your visit.

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Tudor Manor House and traditional country house garden

Great days out for the whole family

A timeless Manor House set in acres of stunning, family-friendly gardens and parkland, in the beautiful Suffolk village of Long Melford.  

Kentwell is a privately-owned family home, acquired by Patrick and Judith Phillips in the 1970s, when it stood neglected and in need of restoration.  Over 50 years of renovation have passed, and repairs continue to this day. 

The House: part original Tudor, with later classical elements, mixed with the owners' personal style.  Tudor portraits, interesting artefacts and historic tapestries make this a family home with a difference.

The Gardens: romantic moats, extensive lawns, walled gardens, massive clipped yews, espaliered fruit trees and giant cedars surround the House.  Over 30 acres of tranquil breathing space, with a surprise to delight the senses around every corner.

The Moat House: this rare survivor of a 15th Century service building rises sheer from the moat and contains our working dairy, bakery, brewhouse and stillroom.

Special Events: Kentwell Hall pioneers living history and educational events in the UK – something for the whole family to enjoy together.  But we're not just all about history - a wide variety of family events, open air cinema and themed days all bring this historic venue to life throughout the year.  Take a look at our Events page for the full list of forthcoming events and opening.  We also host weddings, private functions and car rallies.

Where are we? Kentwell Hall is on the edge of the picturesque village of Long Melford, in Suffolk.  We are 10 miles south of Bury St Edmunds and 4 miles north of Sudbury.

We hope to welcome you soon.

Kentwell Hall • Long Melford • Suffolk CO10 9BA

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An unrivalled experience for all ages

Kentwell Hall is one of the finest moated Tudor Houses in England, set in over 25 acres of its own gardens and parkland, with numerous historic buildings. We are best known for turning back the clock and inviting visitors to step back in time to fully immerse themselves in the history of a given period.

Kentwell's living history re-creations are unique. They offer a scale and depth unmatched anywhere, giving total immersion in the sights, sounds and smells of the past.

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