Visit Beccles and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Beccles, Suffolk. The town is nicely placed on the River Waveney. In Norman times the sea reached into the town which is now some 7 or 8 miles from the coast. Many of the Georgian houses have Dutch gables which remind the visitor of the many connections there once were between East Anglia and the Netherlands.
The 14th-century St Michael's Church has its tower standing separate from the main body of the church. Stone-faced and 97 ft tall it contains a peal of ten bells. The Old Town Hall, close by, was built in 1726. On the west side of the Old Market is St Peter's House built of brick in the 18th century and containing a remarkable Gothic fire-place of the same date. It is but one of a large number of attractive Georgian buildings.
Much earlier is Roos Hall, dated 1583, on the Bungay road, its step gables again betraying Dutch influence.
The Church of St Benet (Roman Catholic) in St Mary's Road was built in 1889 in the Romanesque style for the Benedictine Order.
In the season the staithe (quay) by the river presents a busy picture with holiday vessels of all types at their moorings. There is an annual regatta which has often provided a subject for painters.
Nearby cities: Norwich
Nearby towns: Bungay, Halesworth, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Southwold
Nearby villages: Aldeby, Barnby, Broome, Burgh St. Peter, Ellingham, Ellough, Geldeston, Haddiscoe, Henstead, Herringfleet, Ilketshall St Andrew, Mettingham, North Cove, Redisham, Shadingfield, Somerleyton, Sotterley, Stockton, Toft Monks, Worlingham, Wrentham
Have you decided to visit Beccles or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Beccles bed and breakfast (a Beccles B&B or Beccles b and b)
- a Beccles guesthouse
- a Beccles hotel (or motel)
- a Beccles self-catering establishment, or
- other Beccles accommodation