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Flatford Mill, Constable Country

Flatford East Bergholt Suffolk CO7 6UL


Flatford Mill is on the river Stour and was where England’s greatest landscape artist John Constable, was born and painted many of his most famous paintings like the ‘Haywain’ which have defined the English countryside and which make Suffolk feel so ‘right’ when you visit it for the first time.

There is a National Trust exhibition dedicated to John Constables work at Flatford Mill, a cafe and lovely riverside walks.

It’s accessible by road and has a car park. It’s owned by the National Trust so if you’re not a member, it’s £3 to park. It’s also accessible by foot along the river from Dedham, which is a gorgeous 25 minute walk (free parking).

It’s very unspoilt here, though it is a really popular tourist destination. There is a small John Constable museum as this truly is the heart of Constable Country.

IMG_7437 Constable Exhibition

You can choose a gentle stroll or take to the river Stour, either in a rowing boat or there are motor-boat tours, which pootle along.

As well as the breathtaking views and the museum there is also a National Trust tea room, which is very modern and has great seating along the banks of the river, inside and out.

You can use the Hopper Bus that travels around Constable Country during the summer. Hop on – hop off, as many times as you like. Read all about it in our article: Car-free in Constable Country.

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