Dedham’s Art and Ancestry – walking tour with Costumed Guides



Ancestral, Migration


The Tour / Experience:

Walking tour of the village of Dedham (in Constable Country) with costumed Tour Guides.  Join John Constable’s sister, Martha, and her husband, Nathaniel (aka Claire and Ian of GuideEast) as they take you around the village where our famous artist went to school.  See the places that would have been familiar to Constable and hear about the characters that have lived here over the years.  From Lecturers who roared their sermons, to pilgrims who travelled to the new worlds in the 17th Century.  An Art and Ancestry tour with entertaining guides in costume.

A walking tour of the village of Dedham for small groups of friends and family with entertaining Blue Badge costumed guides.  The Tour is for 1.5 hours and covers approximately 1.5 miles.

Larger groups can be accommodated on request.


The Highlights: 

  • Professional Blue Badge Guides in period costume
  • John Constable’s school
  • Sites that inspired John Constable and other artists
  • Centuries’ old weavers’ cottages
  • Horrible histories type ‘witch burning’ tales
  • Dedham in the heart of Constable Country


Tour Details:

Start and End Locations:  Dedham, Essex.


Contact Details:


Tour gallery

About the guide

Name: Claire Partner

Qualifications: East of England

Languages: English