Lavenham is a picturesque village in the heart of Lovejoy country – an area of Suffolk well known for being featured in the popular TV series. Ian McShane stayed at The Swan in Lavenham while filming, and the very last episode “Last Tango in Lavenham” was filmed here.
Lavenham village consists of a long main street with period english buildings containing shops, cafes, art studios and restaurants. There is a popular circular walk, known as the railway walk, and a 15th century church.
The village is located five miles north east of Sudbury on the A1141 and consists of narrow roads with limited parking. However plenty of parking spaces are available at a nearby car park.
If passing through, a pleasant way to spend a few hours or a day in Lavenham would be to walk main street perusing the various shops and studios and enjoying a drink and cake in a cafe or tea shop. Take a stroll along the circular walk or wander up to the church.
For those staying longer, Lavenham makes a great base for exploring Suffolk. After enjoying a hearty breakfast why not venture out to the neighbouring towns of Long Melford or Sudbury, or venture afield to see what other delights Suffolk has to offer.
Around Halloween each year there is a Ghosts, Witches and legends of Lavenham tour.
The Lavenham Farmers Market is held here on the fourth Sunday of every month.