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If you're a history enthusiast or a fan of the Harry Potter series, Lavenham is the ultimate day trip destination. Located just an hour away from Cambridgeshire, this

picturesque village is renowned for its remarkably preserved Medieval houses and its connection to the world of Harry Potter.

Lavenham's charm lies in its beautifully crafted timber-framed houses, which have stood the test of time since the 13th century. These remarkable structures, painted in vibrant hues of yellow, orange, red, and pink, transport visitors to a bygone era. Stepping into Lavenham feels like stepping onto a movie set, and that's exactly what happened when the village became a backdrop for one of the Harry Potter films.

Two houses in Lavenham capture the imagination of thousands of visitors each year. The Crooked House, which served as the inspiration for the traditional English nursery rhyme "There was a Crooked Man," is a sight to behold. Despite its appearance, the house is structurally sound and defies gravity with its tilted facade.

Another famous house in the village is De Vere House, featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010) as the childhood home of the iconic wizard, Harry Potter. Lavenham also played a significant role in the movie as the setting for Godric's Hollow.

As England's best-preserved medieval village, Lavenham feels like a living time capsule. It offers a glimpse into a world long gone, where history and architectural splendor blend seamlessly. To experience the magic of stepping into a movie scene, Lavenham is the place to be.

Explore our photos below to catch a glimpse of the stunning sights that await you in Lavenham, where beautifully preserved medieval houses and captivating stories come to life. Photo by Colin Smith, Wikimedia commons.