Set in the glorious landscape of the Dedham Vale (AONB), the 16th century Bridge Cottage houses an exhibition about the life and work of John Constable.
There are guided walks in the summer with National Trust guides who will show you the sites of some of Constable’s most famous paintings.
You can walk up the lane to look at Flatford Mill (not open to general public, but you can attend a course there on art, conservation and photography) and to see where the Hay Wain and Willy Lott’s Cottage were painted. The area is remarkably unchanged since the time John Constable lived there and you can see why he loved the area so much and found so much inspiration here.
You can row a boat along the River Stour to the nearby village of Dedham, in the summer or you can take the same route that the young John Costable took when he walked across the fields every day to school.
For opening times of Bridge Cottage, please visit the National Trust website.
National Trust, Bridge Cottage, Flatford Lane, Flatford, East Bergholt, CO7 6UL
T: 01206 298260
Wheelchair access, Electric buggy available, National Trust tearoom and shop