Walking stretches the mind

Often described as a quintessential Suffolk, if not English village. Lavenham is perfect for exploring on foot, discovering as you walk, its hidden lanes, ancient architecture and sense of community. A number of walking tours set off from the Guildhall, all with a local guide to help bring the history and places to life.

Stepping out from the Guildhall and its five hundred years of history, imagine a picture of medieval life in the market square immediately outside. 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, skull duggery, great poverty and hardship.

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 regularly throughout the year, places are limited, we would advise booking early.

Visit our What's On section to find the latest dates.