Flatford Mill, East Bergholt

Explore the hamlet that was the inspiration for some of John Constable’s most famous paintings at Flatford Mill. Feel as though you’ve been transported into one of Constable’s works as you wander through the grounds, stroll beside the River Stour, and admire some of the charming historic buildings. Make use of one of the numerous footpaths that lead you through the surrounding countryside, which has been classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To learn more about Constable, take a guided tour of the hamlet and view the exhibit about him in Bridge Cottage. Enjoy a cup of tea and a scone in the riverside tearoom. Pick up a souvenir from the gift shop and visit the onsite second-hand bookshop. Use our East Bergholt attractions planning website to arrange your visit to Flatford Mill and other attractions in East Bergholt.
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  • August 20, 2017
    I particularly liked the Constable exhibition near the Disabled Car Park. It was very enlightening. There are steps down from the main car park, so if this is a problem do drive to the little car park...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Not really easy to find but worth going on a sunny day. Flat shoes and be prepared for a boat ride on the river Stour. The carpark is at the top of the hill BUT if you have a disabled sticker go down ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Delightful location with opportunities for gentle walking. Rowing boats for hire. Very nice National Trust tearoom and shop.  more »
  • A serene place on a sunny day; the site of the Hay Wain still looks exactly the same as the picture; can go boating up and down the Stour river.
  • It's a good place to know well about John Constable and his very famous arts. Before I came here, I didn't know that ''Wivenhoe Park' is one of his great work. It's a perfect place for walking dogs, and you should not miss the rowing boat acroos the lovely river.
  • Very interesting and fascinating place, I didn't know the History of Constable, but there was plenty information and it was nice to know something new. We rented a boat and had a long walk, worth a visit.
  • Stunning in everyway, great food and super helpful staff
  • Historic - Constable country and this was where Constable hung out. Beautiful river stour. Lots of wildlife. Great old buildings. Views which are identical to Constable paintings. A nice restaurant and tea room. RSPB. Conservation. Good accessible Loos. Costs to park

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