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Flatford Mill

Flatford | Flatford, East Bergholt, Babergh District CO7 6UL, England
+44 1206 298260
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Recognisable landscape

We visited on a Monday so the NT museum was closed but there’s no mistaking the familiar backdrop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jan N
via mobile
Wonderful part of our history

Justifiably very popular indeed and well managed by the National Trust staff and their team of... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
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Flatford | Flatford, East Bergholt, Babergh District CO7 6UL, England
+44 1206 298260
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday so the NT museum was closed but there’s no mistaking the familiar backdrop of some of Constable’s most famous works. Definitely worthwhile. There are a couple of walks, lovely on a pleasant day.

Thank Jan N
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Justifiably very popular indeed and well managed by the National Trust staff and their team of volunteers. We were staying in Dedham and took a walk along the meandering River Stour before arriving at Flatford Mill. Most will arrive by car but quietly coming upon...More

Thank Newburyboy
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This place is one of those historic venues which makes you proud to be English!! The views are stunning, plus the walks and strolls available are simply stunning. I will definitely return, very very soon!!

Thank Norman L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Really tranquil place that makes the most of its links to John Constable. The lock, mill house and river is tastefully restored so that the scenes that John Constable painted are recognisable. Willy Lotts Cottage is charming. The site is a great credit to the...More

Thank captainslow2014
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We parked in Dedham and walked along the river to Flatford. Had a coffee in the National Trust cafe then walked back. So tranquil and peaceful even during 1/2 term! I thoroughly enjoyed the area and experience.

Thank Fussyminx
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Lovely walks. Really cheap Boat rides. Lovely quaint shop. Would definitely visit again. Only downside was extremely rude staff in teashop. She was so rude we ended up driving somewhere else to eat (which was amazing).

Thank donnalynno
Reviewed 17 October 2017

And the attraction of the place is not Flatford Mill alone. Does the name of British painter John Constable ring a bell? It might because, here, you are in "Constable Country", an ensemble well preserved that reminds of late 18th century England as we imagine...More

Thank Ulrich K
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Flatford Mill whilst on a weekend break. We were very lucky with the weather and it was not too busy. The tea rooms were pleasant and you can imagine Constable taking his sketches. The museum is excellent and very informative. The charges are...More

Thank yakhound
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Great day out with family. Lovely quaint village with lots of views and cottages/houses. River views lovely. Lots of walking to do and garden/visitor centre to walk around. Would go back.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Spent 2 ~3 hours here looking at all the location where constable did his painting, you can see why he painted here , it so peaceful and quite, even now, You have to pay for the car park (i think it was £4 all day)...More

Thank Steve L
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Spoilers P
6 July 2017|
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Response from Richard O | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we don't have dogs any more but I do remember lots of people walking dogs. There is an outside eating area but I don't think they were waiting on tables. You had to queue up, for dog years
Mike F
10 March 2016|
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Response from Benphil | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know as we went over the weekend and didn't use a guide
20 August 2015|
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Response from djk19g | Reviewed this property |
I would go to Dedham. It is a lovely walk along the river to Flatford. You just need to walk out of the town a little. Stroll along the path beside the river and you will get to the mill. Good luck and have a wonderful day!