Visit Long Melford and discover the stories behind the village green

    Long melford
    Suffolk cropped
    28 Feb 2020
    Clock 35min      Length1mi
    1 rating

    Tourdescription About the audio 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.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Long Melford Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford Holy Trinity Hospital, Long Melford Hall, Long Melford Green

    Startingpoint 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.

    Tips Tips

    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.

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