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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Premise
“Lovely day trip. you can walk from Flatford to Dedham, and have lunch in Dedham at the boat house or tea rooms in the village. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Establishment
“Flatford Mill is world famous as the iconic scene that was immortalised by British landscape painter John Constable in his painting 'The Hay Wain'. This most picturesque setting is only 20 minutes away by car and certainly a great day out for all the family.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
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“Constable Country is a truly beautiful place to visit and is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in England. From picturesque villages to rivers and woodlands, Constable Country is full of character. The area is rich in history and has inspired many great artists and writers. Flatford Mill is where you will find John Constable's most famous painting "The Haywain", and also Willy Lott's Cottage. There is also a National Trust shop & Cafe which sells delicious cakes and savouries, as well as lunch! Flatford is a 10 min drive & a lovely 35min walk from Manningtree. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Nice place for the kids to run around and you can hire a rowing boat. You can also picnic at Dedham where the kids can play in the river. The Boat House at Dedham does good ice cream. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
“You can walk along the river to the village of Flatford, where Constable painted his most famous painting of The Hay Wain. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“The home of Constable and his country scenes. Boating on the Stour and river walks. National Trust.”
  • 1 local recommends
Health
“Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The home of painter John Constable. Stunning country walks and cute teashops and pubs, superb for Sunday lunches”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
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“Flatford lies in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale. This charming hamlet was the inspiration for some of John Constable's most famous pictures, for example, the Hay Wain or Boatbuilding near Flatford Mill among many others. Wandering beside the River Stour or looking at Flatford Mill and Willy Lott's House you can feel as if you are actually walking through one of his paintings. Take a look at the brand new exhibition about Constable at Flatford and enjoy the riverside tearoom. Exhibitions by contemporary artists are held in the Boat House Gallery.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
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  • 1 local recommends