The home of living history
Great days out for the whole family
A 50 year restoration project
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 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 domestic living history events in the UK with something for everyone 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.
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.
Kentwell Hall • Long Melford • Suffolk CO10 9BA
An unrivalled experience for all ages
Kentwell's re-creations are unique. They offer a scale and depth unmatched anywhere, giving total immersion in the sights, sounds and smells of the past.
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.
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