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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Long Melford

Visit Long Melford PlacesVisit Long Melford places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Long Melford places to visit. A unique way to experience Long Melford’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Long Melford as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Long Melford is one of Suffolk’s “wool towns” and is a former market town. Its name is derived from the nature of the village’s layout and the Mill ford crossing the Chad Brook (a tributary of the River Stour) When you visit Long Melford, Walkfo brings Long Melford places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Long Melford Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Long Melford

Visit Long Melford – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 16 audio plaques & Long Melford places for you to explore in the Long Melford area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Long Melford places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Long Melford history

Early settlement of Long Melford dates back to Mesolithic period, up to 8300 BC. Iron Age finds were made in the same year, and again were found within the largely central area of the current village. Roman remains were discovered in a gravel pit in 1828, a site now occupied by the village’s football club.

Middle Ages

Long Melford is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. The Manor of Melford was given to the Abbey of St. Edmundsbury by Earl Aflric c. 1050. During the Middle Ages the village grew and gained a weekly market and an annual fair in 1235. The village survived the Black Death in 1348-9 and was a stop-off in the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381.

Modern era

In 1604, an epidemic of the plague arrived in Melford and 119 people died between the months of May and September. By the end of the 17th century, cloth production had once again become important in the area as many new entrepreneurs started to produce a range of materials known as ‘Bays and Says’, similar to baize and serge. During World War I, ninety-six serving villagers were killed in World War One, and eleven in WWII.

Why visit Long Melford with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Long Melford PlacesYou can visit Long Melford places with Walkfo Long Melford to hear history at Long Melford’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Long Melford has 16 places to visit in our interactive Long Melford map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Long Melford, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Long Melford places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Long Melford & the surrounding areas.

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16 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


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Walkfo Long Melford tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Long Melford


Best Long Melford places to visit

Long Melford has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Long Melford’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Long Melford’s information audio spots:

Long Melford photo Borley Church
Borley Church is in the ecclesiastical parish of Borley and Liston, one of the Fifteen Churches of the North Hinckford Benefice in the Diocese of Chelmsford of the Church of England. The church is a Grade I Listed building notable for its topiary walk and large monument to Sir Edward Waldegrave and his wife.
Long Melford photo Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford
The Church of the Holy Trinity is a Grade I listed parish church in Long Melford, Suffolk. It is one of 310 medieval English churches dedicated to Holy Trinity. The church was constructed between 1467 and 1497 in the late Perpendicular Gothic style.


Visit Long Melford plaques

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Long Melford has 2 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Long Melford plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Long Melford using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Long Melford plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.