Places of Interest

All Within 20 minutes of the Barn

* Dedham Vale, Flatford Mill - Constable country
* Wildlife Garden at Flatford
* Sir Alfred Munning's museum, Dedham
* Jimmy's Farm - with rare breeds of pigs
* Sutton Hoo (45 mins)- Saxon burial site with its treasures
* Kersey extremely pretty village in Suffolk
* Lavenham a medevial wool village in Suffolk
* Mistley Animal Sanctuary
* Excellent Markets (Fri and Sat morning)
* The Mistley Towers - Robert Adam
* More about Manningtree
* Ipswich, Excellent shopping, Parks, Wolsey Theatre, Cinemas
* Colchester- Norman castle, Roman walls, Zoo, Mercury Theatre

For Gardeners

* The Beth Chatto Gardens
* Green Island Gardens
* The Place for Plants
* Hyde Hall - RHS (35mins) near Chelmsford

Good Places to Eat

* The Mistley Thorn - award winning restaurant
* Mistley Quay Cafe - good wholesome organic food
* The Mogul - genuine Indian Bengali Restaurant
* Lucca - Italian Enoteca- pizza and pasta
* The Bull - Brantham, good food, pleasant garden
* The Boathouse - Dedham, good food by the river
* Ipswich and Colchester with many excellent restaurants
* Bistro on the Quay - Ipswich, very good waterside restaurant
* Mariners - Ipswich, excellent French restaurant on moored boat


* The Crown, Manningtree- dog friendly
* Sun Inn, Dedham - also good for food
* Marlborough Head, Dedham - draught Guinness

Keep Fit & Sports

* Stour Sailing Club
* Alton Water Sports Centre - Sailing and water sports
* Busybody's Gym, Manningtree
* Ipswich/Colchester - Swimming Pools, Keep fit, Bowling etc.

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