A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc around the Dedham Vale AONB. Includes places to stay in both Essex and Suffolk.
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Dedham Vale AONB, Visitor & Tourism Guide

Suffolk and Essex border
Constable Country. In the East of England, on the Suffolk and Essex border on either side of the River Stour. The area between Colchester and Ipswich and an easy drive north east of London.

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is to the east and north east. Further up the coast, you'll find The Broads National Park and Norfolk Coast AONB.

Places in which to base yourself for a holiday
Major towns in the AONB include Sudbury and Maningtree. Try Flatford, Dedham and East Bergholt. If you ever saw the UK TV programme 'Lovejoy', it was shot at Long Melford, just north of Sudbury.

Villages and rivers, meadows and wildlife
Best described on its website: ‘The Dedham Vale and Stour Valley embraces one of our most cherished landscapes. Picturesque villages, rolling farmland, rivers, meadows, ancient woodlands and a wide variety of local wildlife combine to create what many describe as the traditional English lowland landscape.’

Constable Country
The painter John Constable grew up and worked here. His famous 1802 painting, ‘Dedham Vale’ is in London’s V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum). Head for the Flatford Visitor Information Centre and Bridge Cottage in Flatford (National Trust).

Gainsborough and boat trips, Nature Reserves and priories
Other attractions include the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough and River Stour boat trips, Nature Reserves (for example Tiger Hill) and Clare Priory and Country Park.

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Sir Alfred Munnings Museum

Located in Dedham Vale AONB, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Less than a mile away.

Artist Sir Alfred Munnings lived at Castle House from 1919 until his death in 1959. The house dates from the Tudor and Georgian periods and contains the artist's original furniture as well as works representing his whole...

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River Stour at Flatford, Suffolk

Located in Suffolk, East of England, England

Approximately 1.3 miles away.

The River Stour and Valley painted by John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Forms a great deal of the Essex/Suffolk border. Rises in eastern Cambridgeshire. Flows eastwards...

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Flatfield Mill, Suffolk

Located in East Bergholt, Suffolk, East of England, England

Approximately 1.4 miles away.

Flatford Mill is a Grade 1 listed watermill which was built in 1733 in the beautiful Dedham Vale. The Mill and its surroundings were made famous by the paintings of John Constable, whose father once owned the Mill. The M...

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Ramada Colchester, Colchester
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Approximately 3.5 miles away.

Total Rooms: 50; Rates: £50 - £110 Per Night

The Ramada Colchester is a fine base for exploring Constable Country and the East Anglian coastline The hotel is convenient for all major routes from London and Harwich and is close to the principal business parks...

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Approximately 4.1 miles away.

Rates: £19 - £55 Per Night

At Travelodge, we provide the essentials for a comfortable night's sleep whether you're on the road for business, enjoying a city break with friends or family or you just need a bed for the night....

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The Crown, Colchester
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Approximately 4.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 11; Rates: £70 - £200 Per Night

Boasting wonderful views across the Stour and Box river valleys, this privately owned inn is set on a hill in the picturesque village of Stoke-by-Nayland, on the Essex and Suffolk border...

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