Visit Lowestoft and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Lowestoft, Suffolk. A seaside town of some character which pivots around the Swing Bridge. The Ness is the most easterly point in England. The area around the bridge across the estuary of the Lothing contains the harbour which makes the town into one of our most important fishing ports. This was where Joseph Conrad served when he arrived in England in 1878 to go to sea on the Skimmer of the Seas. The trawlers and other vessels, and the constant bustle of traffic, make Lowestoft a place of fascinating activity, with its still picturesque fishing quarter.
Lowestoft had the first recorded lighthouse in England, the town's North Light. This north side of the town is noted for the Scores, narrow lanes which connected the road to the beach below.
St Margaret's Church is on the Oulton Road on the north side of the town, and is a fine 15th-century building which contains glazing in the south window of the chancel, by Robert Allen (1819) of the famous Lowestoft china factory.
Perhaps Lowestoft's most famous son is the composer Benjamin Britten, born here in 1913 on the anniversary of St Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians. Thomas Nashe, 1567-1601, the satirist, critic and playwright, was also born in Lowestoft.
Nearby cities: Norwich
Nearby towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth, Kessingland, Southwold
Nearby villages: Ashby, Barnby, Benacre, Burgh St. Peter, Carlton Colville, Corton, Fritton, Gisleham, Gunton, Henstead, Herringfleet, Kessingland, North Cove, Pakefield, Somerleyton
Have you decided to visit Lowestoft or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Lowestoft bed and breakfast (a Lowestoft B&B or Lowestoft b and b)
- a Lowestoft guesthouse
- a Lowestoft hotel (or motel)
- a Lowestoft self-catering establishment, or
- other Lowestoft accommodation