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Flatford Mill, East Bergholt
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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Flatford Mill and other East Bergholt attractions using our handy East Bergholt trip generator.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Peace and tranquility. Very good scones. Immaculately clean.A variety of walks on the level in the vicinity. 
  • Wanting to be out and about at a dull time of year, we visited this iconic site for the first time ever - what a delight. There are no charges for National Trust members (just £4 parking for non--memb...  more »
  • It was interesting to see the actual spots where John Constable had painted some of his well-known pictures, but apart from that and a small exhibition there wasn't a lot to see. The walk across the r...  more »
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  • There is a great walk / rowing trip to Dedham from here. There is also a fantastic tea house. My only qualm is having to pay £4 for parking but, to be fair, that is the only thing you have to pay to be able to access / see a spectacular landscape
  • Very beautiful English countryside, especially if you know the works of John constable.
  • Flatford Mill is a wonderful visit. There is a great walk to Dedham (parking at Dedham and walking to Flatford is cheaper) and it is in the heart of Constable country, with an exhibition in his honour
  • Site where artist John Constable lived and painted some of his most famous works. Beautiful English countryside scene.
  • Very interesting and fascinating if you know the History of Constable. To see where he painted his most famous pictures is very interesting. Worth a visit.