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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Delightful location with opportunities for gentle walking. Rowing boats for hire. Very nice National Trust tearoom and shop.  more »
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  • As with any FSC residential stay - you are more than well fed (probably gain so much weight!) and watered, as well as receiving great teaching in fantastic locations. I recently attended a weekend dormouse course. Flatford Mill is characterful, quaint and set in a stunning place - the morning mist on the water and chirruping of birds is lovely. Very well maintained. Classrooms are basic but emphasis is on tuition rather than housing the latest tech. Facilities are great, staff are more than friendly and helpful. Cake delivered during your lessons was spot on... Enjoyed every minute. What a great place!
  • Good place to vist with some good walks. In the summer they put on special days for the children and the RSPB do events for the children during some of the other school holidays. Rowing boats can be hired too.
  • Rent a boat here for £8 am hour. Great place to bring visitors to show a bit of Suffolk.
  • 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.

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