When we are open

Kentwell hosts a variety of events and family days throughout the year, during which time the regular garden and house visit booking is unavailable.
Booking in the event will allow access to the gardens and depending on the event, certain areas of the house but not all.
Please check with our events calendar below before booking your visit.

  • Closed
  • Open to the public
  • Special event open to the public
  • Pre-booked for schools and home educators

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.  

The House: structurally Tudor and successor to the Kentwell Hall mentioned in Domesday Book in 1085.  With later impressive Gothick and classical alterations, mixed with the owners' improvements since 1971 some more ideosyncratic than others.  Fine early armorial and other stained glass,  portraits of Tudor notables and historic tapestries make this lived in family home of interest to all.

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.

Eastertide Events
Kentwell Hall pioneered living history in the UK – something for the whole family to enjoy together.  Over Easter we shall have Tudors active (in the Bakehouse, Dairy and Stillroom) and Victorians in the House and Tudor Stables.  Each portraying aspects of life of their period.
Well known for its past quizzes Kentwell will also have some challenges for those visitors who welcome something cerebral on a day out.  
For children: is the the usual Kentwell Easter egg challenge  to keep younger visitors engaged. .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. Follow road signs when you get to Long Melford. Don't follow your satnav then.  It may lose you in the middle of the Kentwell Estate.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kentwell.

Kentwell Hall • Long Melford • Suffolk CO10 9BA

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Re-creation events

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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