Discover Lavenham's Hidden Secrets

Visitors on a group tour of the village with the Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk

Often described as the quintessential Suffolk, if not English village, Lavenham is perfect for exploring on foot with its hidden lanes, medieval architecture and strong sense of community.

This year, from March until October we have twice monthly circular walking tours, starting with hot drinks and pastries, setting off from the Guildhall, accompanied by a local guide who'll bring the history of this amazing village to life. 

Stepping out from the Guildhall and its five hundred years of history, we can conjure up a picture of medieval life in the market square. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine jugglers and musicians, fire breathers and market traders selling all manner of things, everyone would be crowded in the square... the sights, smells, sounds and revelry of a medieval feast day. Your next steps take you round corners, down hills and steep lanes, all the way encountering stories and secrets of wealth and hardship, power and poverty contributing to the history of the village we see today. There's even a moment or two of Hollywood glamour. The Guildhall frontage and the door of the De Vere House were both cleverly used in the CGI sequences as Harry Potter's parent's house in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Lavenham discovery walks take place on the second Saturday of each month throughout the year, plus the third Monday of each month from March to October. Places are limited so we’d advise booking early.

To book your tickets please click here.