John Constable is arguably England's best known painter. He
came from the borders of Suffolk and Essex, an area near
Flatford Mill, just 15 minutes from Colchester - the "oldest
recorded town in England" - an area known as Constable Country.
Our tour is based at the Rose and Crown - the oldest hotel in
the town. It was originally a 14th century posting house, now
lovingly restored as a modern hotel with all the mod cons you
would expect in the 21st century, a successful mixture of
traditional oak beams and contemporary air conditioning.