Lowestoft Travel Guide
Lowestoft is a good base for exploring this fascinating area of woodland, gently rolling hills, seaside towns and villages and perhaps most importantly, The Broads National Park. The Broads must rank as Britain’s number one venue for those who like to mess about in boats or enjoy rambling, bird watching or fishing. The town itself has wonderful golden sand beaches, amongst the cleanest in Europe, ideal for families, sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts alike.
Still at the heart of town life the Lowestoft’s harbour is constantly abuzz with the comings and goings of trawlers and pleasure craft, and is the ideal place to just sit and watch the world go by. The harbour also the links the inland waterway network of the Broads National Park to sea.
Retail therapy in the town is just as invigorating as its maritime counterpart. Lowestoft has some fine shopping; the High Street has all the national multiple stores as well as a good range of specialist shops. The Triangle Market and the Britten Centre Market are also popular shopping spots.
As befitting any good seaside resort Lowestoft has plenty of choices when it comes to entertainment, be it culturally stimulating or activities of a less cerebral nature. The imposing Marina Theatre has a year round, packed programme of drama, music, comedy and arts events. The Hollywood cinema on London Road South is a multi screen complex showing all the latest films.
There is no shortage of pubs in the town many with live music and other types of entertainment, especially in the summer months. Fresh North Sea fish is served in many of Lowestoft’s fish and chip shops whilst more exclusive restaurant dining offers a range of cuisines from around the globe.
Whilst the Broads are undoubtedly the major out of town attraction there are a wealth of places to visit a short drive away from the town. Somerleyton with its Hall and beautiful gardens is also home to the annual horse trials. The popular unspoiled seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are also close by, and the Suffolk Wildlife Park is well worth a visit.
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