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Kentwell Hall is one of England’s finest Tudor houses, developed in stages between about 1500 and 1578. The house is fully moated and reached by two original bridges.

The gardens at Kentwell Hall are a combination of ancient features, landscaping and planting. The gardens include the main front lawns with a HA HA and wildlife pond, The Walled Garden with a maze of Lavender and a wonderful range of Herbs and Potage, also has in excess of 80 different varieties of Apple and Pear trees.



House, gardens & rare-breeds farm: Weekends and school holidays, April to September, 11am to 5pm.

Snowdrop/garden opening: Selected days in February and March; please check the website for information.

Find Us
Find us

Long Melford is on the A134 between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury on the Suffolk/Essex border.

For those travelling by public transport, the nearest train station is Sudbury, approx 3 miles from Kentwell. Bus & taxi are available.


Fox Cars 01787 881212


Historic House members visit for free, except for special events.

Adults: £12.90

Child (5-15): £9.90

Senior (+60): 11.90

Family (2+2): £42.50

More admission details

  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome

A word from the owner

The 'Haunting' Story is that a lady had a row with her husband who followed her through the Long Gallery. The lady then either fell, jumped or was pushed out of the window and drowned in the Moat. She can often be heard . . . passing 'through'. One of our dog would never enter the room!
Patrick Phillips

Fun Facts

During WWII Kentwell Hall become a major Army transit camp and many of those involved in the D Day landings assembled at the Hall.


Upcoming events

21 - 22 Sep 2019

Tudor Michaelmas

Come and join the Tudors (their last visit for this year) at our Michaelmas Re-creation.

It's an important time for Tudors who will be celebrating a good harvest that will take them through the harsh winter months. 

You can see them going about the daily tasks; in the house and around the Kentwell estate. 

With lots of activities going on throughout the day; with the  Militia, at the Archery Butts, to serving the Gentry, and butter, cheese and bread making. 

Kentwell’s gardeners will be in the Walled Garden offering “tastings” and discussing the many varieties of apples and pears that are grown on the ancient fruit trees.  

A lovely family day out. Free admission for under 5’s

House, gardens and tea rooms will be open 
Free car parking on-site

Please visit our website for forther information. 


For the past thirty years Kentwell Hall has hosted many weddings from outside 'festival' weddings using our Rustic Barns in the Barnsword area, to more formal days; including the ceremony, reception with a three course wedding breakfast followed by an evening celebration.



  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Kentwell was magical... the most perfect, romantic setting . . . we could not have picked a more enchanting venue

Anna and Andy


Hall Barn on the Kentwell Hall Estate and is a converted timber framed barn. Hall Barn offers a large garden, views over the Suffolk countryside and large patio that is perfect for outdoor dining. It can accommodate up to 14 guests or can be let for a smaller group for up to 5 guests.

Lodge Cottage is charming and stylish and can sleep up to 4 guests and is ideally situated on the Kentwell Estate to explore the

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Kentwell Hall is a truly unique venue and offers a perfect backdrop for meetings, corporate entertaining, team building and launches. Because of the flexibility at Kentwell we would invite to discuss any requirements you may have; indoors or outdoors. We will inspire you to get the most out of your event!


  • Wifi
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Projector and screen
  • Lunch

Kentwell Hall was the perfect venue for the launch of the 'Wool Towns' and thank you to all the staff & Tudor volunteers who made the day extra special.

David Martin

School Visits

Over the last 30 plus years Kentwell Hall has had over 3,000 schools and over half a million schoolchildren who have enjoyed the ‘Kentwell’ experience.

With the many events held throughout the year, Kentwell offers a range of educational, historical, interactive and fun days out of the classroom.

One of Kentwell’s largest events is the Tudor Living Re-creation days, that take children through the ‘time tunnel’ (literally) back into the 16th century as they become ‘Tudors’ for a day. And with over 200 costumed Tudors, schools will see life as their ancestors lived.