Suffolk audio tour: Visit Long Melford and discover the stories behind the village green

Visit Long Melford and discover the stories behind the village green

Walking Tour

35 mins

About the Tour

Visit Long Melford with this tour for anyone who wants to discover more of the village than just it’s views. Join me on this walk around the green, get to know the village like a local and hear how it got its start in the wool trade. Along the way, you’ll hear a few of the stories that get talked about when the locals get together in the pubs.

You’ll hear about:

• The Abbots of St Edmunds
• Where John Lennon caused a flood
• What caused the riot act to be read for the last time in England
• And why a man had butter melting under his hat

There is a whole way of life around the green to discover. You might even fancy a bit of ordinary at the end of the tour.

Tour Producer


Suffolk Guide

No matter if you are in Suffolk for the day or you are in Suffolk everyday, you will see more with a Suffolk Guide. I have lived and worked in Suffolk all my life. I love local history but I also love any stories and facts about Suffolk villages in any period of time. The perfect venue for all these stories is a guided tour in front of where the story takes place.

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Major Landmarks

  • Long Melford Holy Trinity Church

  • Long Melford Holy Trinity Hospital

  • Long Melford Hall

  • Long Melford Green

Directions to Starting Point

Long Melford is on the A134, the road from Colchester to Bury St Edmunds, it is part of what is called Constable Country. In the main street, the Bull Hotel sticks out, making it easy to find the lane opposite to the Bull Hotel. A sign will point to the Village Hall and Heritage Centre. Follow the signs for parking. My tour starts at the entrance to that car park.

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Places to stop along the way

Long Melford Heritage Centre, Long Melford Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford Holy Trinity Hospital, Long Melford Hall, Bull Hotel.

Best time of day

Any time of day and at any time of year.


I would suggest sensible footwear and keep an eye on the weather forecasts to ensure that you have appropriate clothing. Stay clear of the to and from school and work rush hour to avoid a busy main road.


An excellent, informative tour packed with information. Highly recommended

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 9 months ago
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Visit Long Melford and discover the stories behind the village green