Places to Go Links
Halesworth (nearest town) [website] Informative website for Halesworth, the nearest town. A market town, featuring mainly independent traders. Pedestrianised Thoroughfare. New Cut Arts Centre. Train station. See the view from the top of St.Mary's Church tower and read about the Town Trail. East Suffolk Line Walks [website] A collection of walks varying in length which link rail stations along the East Suffolk Line (Ipswich to Lowestoft). For the more ambitious rambler, join these up to total a 70-mile trail. Walpole Chapel [website] On B1117 at Walpole near Halesworth. With the appearance of a Suffolk farmhouse (albeit one with gravestones outside!) Walpole Chapel is Listed Grade II* and has great character. Historic interior with wonderful serene atmosphere. Now in the care of the Historic Chapels Trust. See website for opening times and details of events held here. Dunwich Museum [website] Dunwich Museum is a history experience for all the family, telling the true story of the city of Dunwich being lost to the sea. Thorington Open Air Theatre [website] Thorington Theatre is an open air theatre seating an audience of approximately 350 people. Thorington Theatre aims to be as eclectic and inclusive as possible; productions range from those of local youth theatre groups to national touring companies, and from Shakespearian classics to folksy musicals.There will be a ticket hut and wooden bar serving local wines, beers and juices, and there is wheelchair access. The venue has easy access from the A12, and there is a field for car parking. Coastal town of Southwold [website] Unspoilt Southwold is well worth a visit at any time of year. Independent shops, tea rooms and weekly market. Stroll along the beach or maybe visit the Harbour and catch the ferry across the Blyth to visit Walberswick. Halesworth Golf Course [website] A wide range of top class golf facilities, including pay-and-play, tuition, shop etc. Golfers of all abilities welcome. Restaurant open seven days a week. RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve [website] The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds works for wildlife as well as birds. This page details Minsmere reserve opening times, plus lots of additional information. Admission charged to non-members. Shop. Tea room. Events. Free car park. Located on the coast south of Dunwich, near Westleton. Model Yacht Regattas [website] Established 1894, for yachts under sail-power only (no motorised craft). Regattas take place at the Southwold Model Yacht Pond (opposite Pier). New Cut Arts, Halesworth [website] The Cut has been created from an old maltings building, close to the centre of Halesworth, and is now the home of New Cut Arts. A wide variety of theatre, concerts, performance arts and more takes place all year round. Handily located for train and bus services. Tickets can be booked online. Steamworks [website] An ongoing project by Southwold Railway Trust at Blyth Road, Southwold IP18 6AZ on land close to the site of Southwold Satation. Features include railway, engine shed, museum, visitor centre, refreshments, shop and nature reserve. Parking for Blue Badge holders. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. Coastal village of Walberswick [website] Informative village-run website for the coastal village of Walberswick, reached by the B1387 from the A12 near Blythburgh or by ferry or foot-bridge from Southwold. Well worth a visit. Halesworth Gallery [website] The Halesworth Art Gallery Association (founded 1966) occupies part of the lovely historic almshouses building in Steeple End, standing alongside St.Mary's Church. Exhibitions. Art for Sale. Hen Reedbeds Nature Reserve [website] Grid ref TM470770. Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, created over 20 years ago. Car park, information board and trail to bird hide, just off A1095 (the road linking Southwold to A12 north of Blythburgh). You may see marsh harriers or the wild ponies!
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