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.
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.
Child (5-15): £9.90
Senior (+60): 11.90
Family (2+2): £42.50
- 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!
During WWII Kentwell Hall become a major Army transit camp and many of those involved in the D Day landings assembled at the Hall.
Enjoy the peace and relaxation of an immersive day of mindfulness led by Plum Village monks and nuns, trained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the leading Buddhist teacher and author of the meditation classic The Miracle of Mindfulness.
This special day in the beautiful setting of Kentwell is open to all, including those completely new to mindfulness and meditation. The program will begin with sitting meditation and a teaching on mindfulness, followed by walking meditation through the beautiful gardens and a mindful, vegan meal in the Overcroft.
The afternoon program will be relaxed, with time to rest in the gardens and optional breakout groups with the monastics, on specific topics relating to the art of mindful living.
Please visit our website to book tickets and find out more. Please note this event is not free for Historic Houses members.
Free on-site car parking.
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.
Kentwell was magical... the most perfect, romantic setting . . . we could not have picked a more enchanting venue
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
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!
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.
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.