The Vulcan Arms - Sizewell - Suffolk

Places to go

This part of the suffolk coast is littered with places of interest within easy reach by road and footpath. To the north there is the remains of Dunwich, once the largest port in England but now most of the town lies beneath the sea. Further on there is Walberswick, a quiet seaside village on the banks of the River Blyth famous for its crabbing competitions. During the summer months it can be difficult to find parking due to its popularity. On the other side of the river lies Southwold which is well worth the trip just to have a look at its unique 'amusement' arcade on the pier.

Immediately south of Sizewell you come to the curiosity of Thorpeness, a mock typical English seaside village set beside the Mere, a manmade lake. Further on there is Aldeburgh which is always a worth strolling up the seafront and down the main street to nose in at the assortment of shops and art galleries. A couple of miles inland is the town of Leiston which was built by the Garrett Steam Engine builders. All that remains of the company, which used to have machinery shops all across the center of Leiston, is a museum dedicated to its history.

Further afield you can find the castles at Orford and Framlingham. Snape offers its well-renowned maltings, Woodbridge is a quaint quayside town with Sutton Hoo not far beyond.

For those who want a little more life then Ipswich is 20 miles to the south, Lowestoft 20 miles to the north and Great Yarmouth just beyond that.

The Vulcan Arms
Sizewell Gap
Sizewell , Suffolk , IP16 4UD England
Tel: 01728 830748

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