A day out in Lavenham
PUBLISHED: 13:04 20 January 2015 | UPDATED: 13:04 20 January 2015
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There’s plenty to see in this fascinating medieval town
Lavenham is one of Suffolk’s most impressive medieval towns, famous for the wealth of timbered buildings that line its streets, which are testimony to its prosperous past.
One of the county’s wool towns, in the reign of Henry VIII Lavenham was ranked the 14th wealthiest town in England. Today it has more than 300 buildings listed as being of architectural and historical interest.
Now half-timbered crooked houses cling to each other, clustered around the market square or along the town’s winding streets. Look out for the magnificent Swan Hotel, the National Trust Lavenham Guildhall and Little Hall.
Lavenham also has plenty of independent lifestyle shops, galleries and boutiques, fine dining restaurants, pubs and cafes.
The excellent Tourist Information Centre is also well worth visiting. You can get to know more about the area and book a guided tour of the town that will introduce you to its fascinating history.
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