Suffolk Day

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Thursday 21 June 2018

Kentwell Hall is proud to be part of Suffolk Day, celebrating everything this wonderful County has to offer.

We are excited to open the Gardens from 5pm to 8pm on summer's longest day for everyone to enjoy. So, why not take time out of your busy schedules and stroll around our beautiful hall and grounds.

The Gardens are open for you to explore.

Kentwell holds a lot of special events throughout the season, but many visitors find it a delight to visit when there is nothing extra going on. They can then fully enjoy Kentwell's unrivalled romantic air and tranquillity.

"A little Great House of great beauty - paradise on Earth" - Lucy Norton, author, b 1900 at Kentwell.

Kentwell is one of England's finest Tudor Houses, developed in stages between about 1500 and 1540 to form a typical Elizabethan E-plan. The exterior is little altered. Less a stately house, more a family home.

Our Gardens are a pleasure to walk round at any time. The Gardens are tranquil and romantic to walk round. They are fun to explore, from the lovely Walled Garden with potager and large herb garden, to surprises such as the Courtyard Maze, the Carved Tree and the Pied Piper Topiary. Try the Human Sundial and find your way round the Yew Castle.

In June, the blue Nepeta is in flower in the walled garden, awaiting the arrival of the accompanying roses. This month, we will make a start the topiary cutting and shaping - as you can imagine, maintenance of Kentwell's hedges and topiary takes a lot of time!

From every location in the Gardens, the House provides a stunning backdrop; just as the Gardens provide the perfect setting for the House. For the more adventurous there are walks into adjoining woods.


Below are the prices for a visit to the Gardens for Suffolk Day evening opening only. Please note, these tickets will not be valid for daytime visits.

You can pre-book your tickets at discounted prices online, or come along without booking and pay in the Gift Shop.

Follow the 'Book Tickets' link to book to pay for your tickets on-line. Your ticket receipt will not be for a specific date, you are free to use it on any one day when the House, Gardens and Farm are open. To take advantage of our 'two for the price of one' offer, please book just one ticket. (If you are booking for an adult and a child, for example, please book the adult ticket, and we will admit the child, at the gate, free of charge.)

No dogs are allowed within the grounds.

Please note: online tickets must be booked before 4.30pm on the day of your visit.

Ticket Prices

Suffolk Day evening openingSuffolk Day evening opening
Entry Price at GateOnline Price
Adult Ticket6.455.80
Child Ticket (age 5-15)4.954.45
Senior Ticket (60+)5.955.35
Family Ticket (2 adult + 2 child) 21.2519.12
Open on: 
Thu 21 June
Open times: 
Amount of House open: 
None (house will be open for daytime opening, 12-4pm)
  • Kentwell's tranquil Walled Garden
    Kentwell's tranquil Walled Garden
  • Pied Piper Topiary - Kentwell Hall
    Pied Piper Topiary
  • 'Lambing Live' at Kentwell
  • Hall and Gardens during a Re-Creation of Tudor Life
  • Kentwell Hall
  • The Library
Anglian Business Green 100

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