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Inland Tours

Walk this way. Down little lanes of leaning legacies. Past pargetted guildhalls. Through rural Suffolk, where history huddles up to make charming villages amidst rich rolling farmlands.


Constable Country

Mellow and quintessentially English, the landscapes of the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley on the Essex/Suffolk borders are as timeless as they are beautiful: grazing cattle on water-meadows, dancing dragonflies and bridges where time just seems to stand still with you. Add to this half-timbered villages, impressive flint churches and the very same vistas which inspired the great 18th century landscape painter himself, it’s simply a perfect combination for a few days away.


Our tours have been carefully planned to take you to the most picturesque sites and stay in the most relaxing accommodation. Whether you choose to stay for 2, 3 or 4 nights, you'll have plenty of opportunity to discover for yourself, the very special appeal of this area.

Constable Country Walk - Tour CC3:2
Grade 2 Constable Country Walk - Tour CC3:2
(3 days / 2 nights)

“..Painting with me is but another word for feeling, and I associate ‘my careless boyhood’ with all that lies on the the banks of the Stour; those scenes made me a painter, (and I am grateful)...” John Constable R.A.  Relax into another world for a few days and feel the timeless inspiration of this delightful Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Wander the water-meadows, wonder at enormous village churches or treat yourself to tea and a graze around galleries.

 


For your accommodation we’ve chosen two very comfortable hotels in Dedham and Stoke by Nayland.

Prices per person
Off Peak £219 / Peak £230
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Constable Country Walk (Suffolk)
Grade 2 Constable Country Walk - Tour CC4:3
(4 days / 3 nights)

Set your sights on proud flint church towers wrapped in huge Suffolk skies. This great little get-away-from-it-all tour gives you time to get to grips with all the gems which Constable Country has to offer, from East Bergholt’s historic bell cage to Flatford’s famous ‘Hay Wain’ mill pond, Dedham’s streets of leaning houses and the lazy meanders of the Stour. Gentle valley walks across meadows and more are rewarded with breath-taking views - and perhaps the occasional refreshing pint or easily excused cream tea treat in a special setting


For your accommodation we’ve chosen two very comfortable hotels in Dedham and Stoke-by-Nayland.

Prices per person
Off Peak £288 / Peak £302
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Constable Country Walk - Tour CC4:4
Grade 2 Constable Country Walk - Tour CC4:4
(4 days / 4 nights)

Linger just that little longer in those inspirational landscapes of the Dedham Vale & Stour Valley. Walk that extra mile, or make the most of the leisure facilities at your hotel: we’ll prepare all the information and the options for you, but the rest is really up to you. Take a rowing boat out on the Stour perhaps to see the water meadows from the one-time working waterways which Constable so loved. Unwind with the Stour’s every meander, discover even more Suffolk secrets and let this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty simply charm you. 

 

For your accommodation we’ve chosen two very comfortable hotels in Dedham and Stoke by Nayland.

Prices per person
Off Peak £346 / Peak £363

The Suffolk Wool Towns

Pink-washed cottages, half-timbered guildhalls ornate with carvings, enormous medieval churches and winding streets clustered with pargetted confections of houses: the Suffolk Wool Towns are the richest of legacies courtesy of enterprising weavers and medieval merchants. Beautifully restored hamlets and villages line these very gentle and special walks which are so steeped in history.


Our tours have been carefully planned to take you to the most picturesque sites and stay in the most relaxing accommodation. Choose to stay for just a couple of nights, or maybe even a little longer..?

 

Lavenham & Wool Towns
Grade 1 Lavenham & Wool Towns
Tour WTW3
(3 days / 2 nights)

Pink-washed cottages, half-timbered guildhalls ornate with carvings, enormous medieval churches and winding streets clustered with pargetted confections of houses. The Suffolk Wool Towns are the richest of legacies of bygone days of medieval merchants and manufacturing. Beautifully restored hamlets and villages line this very special walk which is steeped in history. From Bildeston, walk along wooded glades and green lanes to picturesque Chelsworth, then on to Lavenham the most famous of the wool towns. This is a walk through the real England – unforgettable!

 

For your accommodation we’ve especially selected comfortable properties in charming and convenient locations.

Prices per person
Off Peak £181 / Peak £191
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Lavenham & Wool Towns - Tour WTW4
Grade 2 Lavenham & Wool Towns - Tour WTW4
(4 days / 3 nights)

Pink-washed cottages, half-timbered guildhalls ornate with carvings, enormous medieval churches and winding streets clustered with pargetted confections of houses. The Suffolk Wool Towns are the richest of legacies of bygone days of medieval merchants and manufacturing. Beautifully restored hamlets and villages line this very special walk which is steeped in history.

From Bildeston,you head to Hadleigh with its redbrick Deanery and magnificent spired church, then on to Lavenham, the most famous of the wool towns, via the picturesque village of Kersey where ducks paddle in the watersplash. On your return to Bildeston you take in part of the Brett Vale and the picturesque village of Chelsworth.

 

For your accommodation we’ve especially selected comfortable properties in charming and convenient locations.

Prices per person
Off Peak £268 / Peak £281
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