Visit Felixstowe and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Felixstowe, Suffolk. One of the seaside resorts which developed at the end of the last century. As with some others it is also a port of some importance and in fact in recent years has handled an ever-increasing amount of freight and traffic.
Felixstowe was the site of a Roman fort which now lies in ruins beneath the sea. The Church of Saints Peter and Paul, much rebuilt, stands on what was possibly the site of the Benedictine priory of St Felix, founded in the late 11th century.
The Landguard Fort which guards the entrance to the harbour at Harwich, which is linked with Felixstowe by ferry, was first constructed in the middle of the 16th century and rebuilt in the 17th century and again in the 18th century. It was painted by Thomas Gainsborough when he was a young unknown painter, at the request of his friend, Philip Thicknesse, at that time the fort's governor.
The Martello tower, south of the Beach Station is comparable to that at Aldeburgh and also dates from c. 1810-12. The pier which at one time was ½ mile in length was drastically shortened after the last war and some of the larger hotels have become offices, but the Amusement Park and 2 miles of concrete promenade as well as the shingle beach with its safe bathing ensure the popularity of Felixstowe as a holiday resort.
A number of boarding schools have developed in the town, which contains many large and typically Edwardian seaside houses. St Andrew's Church in St Andrews road is an interesting modern (1930s) design by Hilda Mason and the well-known East Anglian Member of the Royal Academy, Raymond Erith.
Nearby cities: Ipswich
Nearby towns: Colchester, Harwich, Woodbridge
Nearby villages: Bawdsey, Bealings, Bradfield, Bucklesham, Chelmondiston, Dovercourt, Falkenham, Freston, Frinton-on-Sea, Great Holland, Great Oakley, Harkstead, Hemley, Hollesley, Kirby Cross, Levington, Little Clacton, Little Oakley, Martlesham, Martlesham Heath, Nacton, Newbourn, Orford, Parkeston, Playford, Ramsey, Ramsholt, Rushmere, Shotley, Shottisham, Stutton, Sutton, Thorpe le Soken, Trimley St Mary, Waldringfield, Walton on the Naze, Weeley, Westerfield, Wherstead, Wix, Woolverstone, Wrabness
Have you decided to visit Felixstowe or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Felixstowe bed and breakfast (a Felixstowe B&B or Felixstowe b and b)
- a Felixstowe guesthouse
- a Felixstowe hotel (or motel)
- a Felixstowe self-catering establishment, or
- other Felixstowe accommodation