Beautiful, peaceful Dedham


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Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream… merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is beautiful in Dedham, the Constable Country.

Dedham, a peaceful village in Essex, eastern England, is an idyllic place for a perfect holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Of course, there is no doubt about its beauty. It has been an inspiration to many romantic painters.

While winter months may not be the right time to visit this beauty of a place, one can start planning for a spring or a summer visit when the weather is fine and the sky so blue. A spring day in Dedham is a feast to the eyes.


Famous as ‘Constable Country’, as painted by John Constable (Getty Images)


If a simple happy day in the water and the greens is what you are looking for, Dedham, the inspiration and home of romantic painter John Constable, could be your next travel destination.  Constable is known for his beautiful paintings of Dedham vale, which is why the place is also known as Constable Country.

Nestled between Essex and Suffolk, the charm of Dedham lies in its pristine beauty, original medieval buildings on High Street and the river Stour that flows through the village. Angling and boating on the river in Dedham is a popular holiday activities.

People enjoying on the River Stour in Dedham, Essex (Getty Images)


Quite developed and modernised for a village, visitors flock to this beautiful place during summer. One can enjoy a truly refreshing break here. You can either travel by car or take a walk around the High Street and to the village Church tower.

While, the Castle Home museum, once the house of painter Sir Alfred Munnings, is worth the visit, one can also take a glimpse of the paintings by local artists on High Street.

The High Street in Dedham (Getty Images)


After a long walk, hope into the pretty boat house cafe for a relaxing drink or a quick bite, or enjoy an elegant dinner of local dishes. One can also experience rustic flavours in old-fashioned tea rooms.

Summer is the best time to visit Dedham, but a visit to this popular tourist destination during springtime could make a tender travel experience.