Lavenham – medieval village with fairy houses. Harry Potter “was born” in one of them. In 15th-16th centuries Lavenham was one of the richest cities in Britain because of the wool trade.
What to do:
Watch around: “concentration” of tablet, signboards, statuettes and other “beauties” is unbelievable.
Visit the Crooked House. There was a gallery inside some time ago, nowadays cafe with home-made baking occupied it. But still you’ll see lots of strange old stuff there. It is possible to ascend to the 1st floor (ask first). Owner of this place is a painter and you can buy her works if you’ll like something.
Walk near the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. There is a corner with second hand books inside. You can choose what you like and leave payment for charity. This is the tallest rural church in Britain.
Look at the “Harry Potters home in Godric’s hollow”. In fact it is medieval De Vere House which provides accommodation services.
Go to the mini-art gallery, toy shop (1st floor is allocated for teddy bears selling), buy local post cards in the post office, take a break in a cafe.
How to get there:
There is no train station in Lavenham. Also I was not able to find any bus routes there. So you can find a tour or rent a car to get there.
Farm market takes place in Lavenham every fourth Sunday of each month.
Lavenham is just a village (or maybe a very small town). Your stroll will hardly take longer than 3-4 hours (including coffee break).