Flatford

Important notice -

Our Tea Room, Gift Shop and countryside are open. You do not need to book to park. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance on travel and social distancing to keep everyone safe. The Exhibition remains closed until further notice.

Discover the views that John Constable painted

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Things to see and do

Outdoors in Constable Country

Elderly couple on the bridge at Flatford in the spring

Enjoy Flatford in Spring

The landscape of the Dedham Vale is at its most beautiful in spring. Enchanting paths lead along quiet lanes and beside the lazy river Stour, giving stunning views of the landscape that inspired John Constable. Enjoy the bright daffodils near Willy Lott's House, tulips by Bridge Cottage in early spring and in May, bluebells in Orvis Wood create a magic carpet between the trees.

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Eating and shopping

Picnic benches outside by the River Stour at Flatford, Suffolk

Flatford Tea Room

Our tea room is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10.30 - 4, serving a range of hot and cold drinks, hot and cold snacks and light meals. Our outdoor seating is now also accessible. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your support, which helps us care for Flatford.

Flatford Shop

Flatford Shop

Our shop has now reopened. For the safety of staff and visitors, social distancing measures are in place. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Flatford for everyone, for ever.

Flatford Second Hand Books

Flatford Book Nook

The Book Nook has now reopened. For the safety of staff and visitors, social distancing measures are in place. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Flatford for everyone, for ever.

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Join or give

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History

History

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Our work

The River Stour at Flatford

Caring for the Dedham Vale 

The role of The National Trust in the Dedham Vale is to enable traditional mixed farming to continue, to preserve key aspects of the working landscape, and provide public understanding of the importance of Constable and that landscape.

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Places to stay

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Groups

Flatford Group Visit

Group visits to Flatford 

If you want to book for 2021, please follow this link for more information.