Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Not all National Trust properties are open yet, and those that are require pre-booking via their website, no later than 15:00 on the day prior to visit.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Thorington Hall

Thorington Hall is one of the best timber-framed houses in Suffolk. Building phases determine its unusual shape and it may also be because adjoining buildings have since been demolished. The staggered roofline, for example, shows the difference between the 1630 house and 1700 extension. We aim to preserve the spirit of the house by conserving its distinctive features. You can see several Apotropaic or witches’ marks in the house. Look out for interesting features on the staircase too, including engravings on the window panes. There is 17th-century graffiti on the panes of the west staircase window and a previous occupant carved their initials in the attic wall in 1771.

  • Currently: Medium-level cloud, 14° C
  • Thursday: Medium-level cloud, 18° C
  • Friday: Heavy Rain, 12° C