Places of Interest
The details below are intended as a general guide only. For specific tour details, first check Availability and then follow the link from the Tour Description.
This title refers to the Dedham Vale, the valley of the river Stour around Dedham and East Bergholt, where Constable was born. It is so called because the area features in many of the artist’s paintings; the beautiful unspoilt views can still be enjoyed today.
Flatford Mill and Flatford Bridge Cottage
Owned by Constable’s father, the mill and its surroundings provided the subject matter for many paintings. Willie Lott’s cottage was immortalised in Constable’s most famous work “The Hay Wain“.
One of the most picturesque seaside towns in England with fishermen’s cottages, award-winning beaches and pleasant old streets. Adnam’s, the local brewery has been making traditional cask ale since 1872.
A magnificent example of a 12th century castle, Framlingham was built by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. Take a stroll around the mere and castle’s moats, or negotiate the wall walk and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Moated red brick Tudor manor house in a parkland setting. Large restored dovecote and working farm and herb and walled gardens. A good family day out.
A 7th century Royal Anglo-Saxon burial ground, including the famous ship burial of King Redwald. Access to the site is limited, check website for details.
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
Unique reconstruction on an excavated site of early Anglo-Saxon settlement in West Stow Country Park.
An Elizabethan mansion with little changed since 1578. Original panelled banqueting hall, a fine collection of furniture and porcelain and extensive gardens.
This extraordinary oval house with flanking wings, begun in 1794 and completed in 1830, contains world-class collections of silver and paintings. The formal gardens include an orangery and landscaped park.
Nestling on the River Alde, Snape is one of the few surviving small ports. The large shopping complex at Snape Maltings boasts a number of homeware stores, crafts and eating establishments.
Built in the 12th century for coastal defence, a magnificent 90 foot high keep remains. Great views across River Alde to Orfordness.