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Postcode: IP16 | code search
Population: 5300
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White Horse Hotel
"Bad Points: the room was appalling. none of the windows were closing. the service was poor. General review: one of the worst

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Cakes & Ale
"I have spent many weekends on this site in our family caravan. It is truly lovely. The grounds are kept impeccable and there are so many facilities. ..." More

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"Have spent time at other sites in this area and although this site is not on the coast like some others, the Cakes and Ale more that makes up for ..." More

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Leiston is a town in Suffolk, situated close to Sizewell, Thorpeness and Aldeburgh, about 2˝ miles from the coast. Leiston Abbey lies northwest of the town. Its ruins date from 1363 and the site now houses a music school. During World War II, the RAF Leiston airbase sent fighter squadrons of the American 357th Fighter Group to fight the Luftwaffe. Annual Memorial Day events are held at the now largely disused site. Leiston has a number of leisure facilities including a leisure centre and parks - including a skatepark - plus a diverse range of restaurants, takeaways, cafes, and various shops on the High Street. St. Margaret's church was built in the 19th century to accommodate the growing population working at the Richard Garrett engineering works. It is housed on the site of the original 14th century church and has a medieval tower. The Leiston Film Theatre on the High Street is a half-timbered building with street front shops at its entrance. The Long Shop Museum on Main Street has exhibits on the Garrett story and the town’s history. Leiston is home to the Summerhill School, an alternative, independent boarding school that was founded in 1921 by A.S. Neill as a ‘free’ and democratic school movement


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White Horse Hotel (0.13 miles)

White Horse Hotel

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This small, friendly hotel is in rural Leiston, close to the coast at Aldburgh and Sizewell. The rooms are en suite and main bar shows Sky Sports and Setanta channels. Every room ... More

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Home From Home Guesthouse (0.16 miles)

Home From Home Guesthouse

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A warm and friendly atmosphere. Home from Home is a newly opened refurbished guest-house, in a large Edwardian house, located in the popular town of Leiston, giving comfortable friendly accommodation. ... More

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Swiss Cottage (1.42 miles)

Swiss Cottage
Swiss Cottage is a newly established 4* luxury Bed and Breakfast conveniently located between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Our peaceful leafy location provides a relaxing base for anyone looking to visit the nearby pretty Suffolk villages. ... More | visit website
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The Lion Inn (2.04 miles)

The Lion Inn

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The Lion Inn offers its customers a friendly service featuring great real ales, a variety of popular draught beers, inexpensive wines and spirits and of course home cooked food. We ... More

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Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club (2.21 miles)

Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club

The Hours Fly by Where Time Stood Still....... A genuine seaside 'hidden gem' near fashionable Aldeburgh, unique amongst holiday villages. Located adjacent to the Meare and gardens this hotel offers 30 large, well-decorated en-suite bedrooms, ... More | visit website

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Eels Foot Inn (2.25 miles)

Eels Foot Inn

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A traditional, family run, country pub selling Adnams ales and great food.Our accommodation is separate from the Inn and is located in a barn style building only built in October ... More

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The Dolphin (2.45 miles)

The Dolphin
Situated in the unique seaside village of Thorpeness, the Dolphin Inn, a free house, has placed itself in the heart of the community. A short stroll takes you to miles of unspoilt Suffolk heritage coastline and we ... More | visit website
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The Bell Hotel (3.56 miles)

The Bell Hotel
Enjoy the best of Suffolk at The Bell Hotel in Saxmundham. The Bell Hotel is a historic coaching inn now transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel with fabulous ensuite bedrooms. Located at the heart of ... More | visit website
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Wentworth Hotel (3.68 miles)

Wentworth Hotel
The Wentworth sits right on the edge of the beautiful Suffolk coast, looking out over Aldeburgh Beach. Since 1920, it has been run by the Pritt family and Michael Pritt, third generation and present owner, ... More | visit website
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White Lion Hotel (3.74 miles)

White Lion Hotel

3 Star AA Hotel

Established in 1563, the White Lion Hotel was voted Highly Commended in the 2001 Hotel of the year awards. Enjoying a premier location on the sea front, the White Lion offers a ... More | visit website

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