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About Flatford - National Trust

When it comes to planning a family day out, few places can match the enchanting charm of Flatford. Nestled in the countryside of Dedham Vale in Suffolk, Flatford offers an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Known for its picturesque landscapes and rich historical significance, this destination is a treasure trove of activities and experiences that promise to delight visitors of all ages. If you’re looking for a memorable outing that combines nature, art, and a bit of history, Flatford is the perfect choice.

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Flatford is steeped in history, offering families a chance to step back in time and learn about the area's past. The most notable historical connection is to the famous landscape painter John Constable, who immortalised the region in his artwork. Visiting Flatford provides a unique opportunity to see the real-life inspiration behind Constable's masterpieces.

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Opening Times

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday and Sunday Closed

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Adult (17-18+) : £5.00

£5.00 per car

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Food & Drink Options

At Flatford you can enjoy a bite to eat at the Tea-room, as well as light lunches, sandwiches and baked cakes.

Those staying at Flatford Mill can enjoy a range of freshly prepared seasonal meals,

You are also welcome to bring a picnic.

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Contact Details

Flatford Mill Field Centre
Flatford
East Bergholt
Colchester
Essex
CO7 6UL
England

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Transport Information

By Walking

Flatford is accessible from East Bergholt, Dedham and Manningtree Station. The St Edmund Way and Stour Valley Path both pass through Flatford, linking the hamlet to many other local communities. Manningtree Railway Station is 1.75 miles, Dedham is 1.5 miles and East Bergholt is 1 mile.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Manningtree which is 1¾ miles from Flatford by footpath or 3½ miles by road. Cycle hire is available from Manningtree Railway Station.

By Bus

You can catch the bus service from Colchester and Ipswich bus stations to East Bergholt via Manningtree Railway Station.

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