For those of you who don't already know, Southwold is a wonderfully traditional seaside resort situated on Suffolk's Heritage Coast, often referred to as the Sunrise Coast.
It is a town full of character with a history dating back to the famous Battle of Sole Bay in 1672 and beyond. Elegant Georgian and Victorian houses, beautifully renovated Fisherman's Cottages surround the many greens that make up the town and the rows of now famous brightly painted beach huts run alongside its award winning beach.
Southwold is a beer lover's delight, home to the famous Adnams whose range of real ales can be sampled in one of the towns' many pubs or take a tour around the Brewery itself. Their Cellar and Kitchen Store is only one of the wonderful collection of interesting shops and independent retailers that the High St has to offer.
Climb The 100 foot Lighthouse for the best views of the town. The imposing St Edmunds Church plays host to the annual Southwold Concert Series. To find out a little more about the town the Museum provides a fascinating history with the Sailors Reading Room and The Alfred Corrie Lifeboat Museum offering an insight into the town's maritime past.
Opened in 2001 to much acclaim Southwold Pier, with its shops, restaurants, Punch and Judy show and quirky attractions provides some of the more traditional seaside family entertainment including the nearby Putting Green and Boating Lake.
The Harbour is a totally different world of fishing boats and wooden shacks where you can buy fish straight off the boats. Book a trip on the Coastal Voyager to experience an exhilarating ride out to sea or a gentle cruise up the River Blyth. For the walking and cycling enthusiasts the many coastal and heath paths over The Common offer some interesting routes and magnificent scenery to explore.
Southwold has much to offer from fine dining to informal lunches, snacks and afternoon tea all located right around the corner in the High Street. The Swan Hotel provides a more formal atmosphere whilst the bar at The Crown, its sister hotel, is more relaxed. Further down the High St is Sutherland House and almost opposite is Tilly's serving home cooked food all day, including afternoon tea and light suppers. Most of the towns pubs also offer food including Barley House's local, The Lord Nelson.