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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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  • Although the familiar scenes are different from Constable's time, they are still very recognisable and this is a very pleasant place to while away a couple of hours - don't forget to take your camera....  more »
  • I visited the Mill in my capacity as Tour Manager with a group of senior citizens and can only say that the experience was excellent. We were very well looked after, and the buggy service up and down ...  more »
  • Visited Flatford Mill with the family and we had great fun on the river. The boat hire was very cheap, you gave the guy £10 and if you were back within 30 minutes you got £5 back or if you were back i...  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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