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Flatford guided tour

Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Flatford

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us for a fascinating guided tour and explore the picturesque hamlet of Flatford as you learn about the life and works of John Constable, one of the most celebrated artists in British history. As you walk, see the iconic views that inspired Constable's masterpieces such as the Hay Wain and Flatford Mill.

Please note, these tours are operated by volunteers and are subject to last minute cancellation. If you are looking to join us specifically for this tour, we recommend contacting us ahead of time to confirm it will be running.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Speak to our team in the welcome hut when you arrive if you're interested in joining the daily tour.

Suitability

This tour is more suitable for adults.

Meeting point

Visitor welcome hut in the car park.

What to bring and wear

This tour takes place outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather.

Accessibility

Not all the usual route is accessible to wheelchair users, but speak to the guide on the day who may be able to amend the route for you.

Other

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome on the tour.

Contact info

Flatford, Bridge Cottage

Upcoming events

Event

Shades of Simon 

Shades of Simon are the UK's number one Paul Simon Tribute band. We welcome them back to Flatford for a second time after their sell out performance in 2023. As last year, they will trace the Paul Simon story from Simon & Garfunkel to Graceland...

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on
20 Jul 2024
at
19:00 to 22:00
Event

Mill to Mill Swim (organised by Slow Swimming) 

This event has become a highlight of the Flatford summer. Participants get the chance to join hundreds of other people swimming from Dedham to Flatford, enjoying the beautiful Suffolk and Essex Countryside on the way. The event is organised by...

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on
11 Aug 2024
at
08:30 to 14:00
Event

Brentwood Mac - a tribute to Fleetwood Mac SOLD OUT 

Brentwood Mac is delighted and excited to be performing their first outdoor event in the beautiful and idyllic setting of Flatford Mill. Brentwood Mac has quickly made their mark in the tribute band scene, bringing you the flare and dynamics of...

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on
24 Aug 2024
at
19:00 to 22:00
Event

The Hay Wain - open air theatre from Packing Shed Theatre 

This highly acclaimed, atmospheric play with music has been described as East Anglia’s very own Les Miserables, bringing to life the people that populate the picture, lives defined not by simplicity and virtue, but by hardship, hope and...

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on
31 Aug 2024
at
19:30 to 21:30