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Flatford Mill

Opens in 27 min: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Peaceful and interesting

There are some nice well signposted short walks around Flatford Mill, with view towards the river... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
davidwinnup
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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See John Constable’s country in real

More or less unchanged is the rural view of painter John Constable’s country ; you can take a very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
joe_wanderer23
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London, United Kingdom
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All reviews constable country the river car park national trust tea room john constable hay wain rowing boat guided tour well worth a visit lovely place sunny day disabled parking bridge cottage lovely walk rspb garden beautiful countryside
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are some nice well signposted short walks around Flatford Mill, with view towards the river Stour and Manningtree. The National Trust tea room offers refreshments and the Constable exhibition/information display is very interesting. You can also see the view depicted in “The Hay Wain”....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

More or less unchanged is the rural view of painter John Constable’s country ; you can take a very pleasant country walk from Dedham parking lot to East Bergholt to see the only caged Tower bells and down walk down south east to see the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joe_wanderer23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Machine wont refund money even if you havnt finished the sale...prety sure that's illegal... £4 for up to 4 hours is also very expensive. The tea room was shut due to a problem with flies wich was a shame. We perchased a drink from a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great for a walk. Various signed paths. Dogs can be off lead except where cattle or sheep are. Restaurant has a good range of snacks and cakes. Small NT shop and Constable display.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 244Vickie
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The weather was not so good when we visited, so we didn't stay for as long as we wanted. A lovely walk along the river, or you can choose to walk across the fields. The rspb garden was interesting and informative. I didn't know much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Well this really is the English of Englishness. Even down to the tourists in the rowing boats making a hash of rowing. Hilarious. We walked the footpath from Dedham and back along the river Stour. It was extremely pleasant in the autumn sunlight. Willy Lott's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Selkie_12
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We parked at Manningtree station where there is a huge car park and took the footpath to Flatford Mill. It is well signposted and a flat walk. We took our dog. Its about 2 1/2 miles with some beautiful countryside to view. Flatford Mill is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanG27
Reviewed 12 October 2018

I bought the book of paintings and could stand in the exact position to see where Constable painted the Haywain, etc. Definitely worth the time to walk the area. Teashop was well provisioned and provided a place to sit and enjoy the views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Well everyone says when you get there it still looks identical to Constables painting the’ Haywain’ and it does! Amazing, a really beautiful place to visit, National Trust property also a lovely tea room with seating outside to enjoy the views and wildlife as you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank V5588FMjoyceh
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We shared a trip with friends visiting constable country and we had to start at Flatford Mill. Everyone we met, I imagine they were all volunteers, were very friendly and welcoming. We booked a guided tour and relaxed in the tea room whilst we waited...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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sharon j
12 September 2018|
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Response from 420SharonH | Reviewed this property |
We just paid for parking which was £4:00.
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Sarah G
21 July 2018|
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Response from peterbaguley1 | Reviewed this property |
It is an unbarried Car Park with no charge. The cost is entry from the Car Park.
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Barry W
2 May 2018|
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Response from MadhouseEssex_ | Reviewed this property |
The ticket machine is next to a little information hut. I can't remember what we paid but we definitely had to pay something. Sorry I don't know about disabled parking.
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