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Postcode: IP18 | code search
Population: 2000
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Food Legends:
Broadside from Adnams
Folk Customs:
Jankyn Smith's Endowment
John Sayers Dole

Southwold Events

Latitude Festival

Southwold Model Railway Exhibition

Grand Henham Steam Rally

Ways With Words Literature Festival

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Harbour Camping Park
"Great location, site and facilities clean. Enjoyed a few days stay.

Date visited: August 2011 ..." More

Blue Lighthouse Brasserie
"I cannot believe the reviews I have just read although I notice most are at least a year old. The service was abysmal, the food overpriced and adequate at best. ..." More

Blue Lighthouse Brasserie
"Fab food / lovely friendly family atmosphere / jolly staff / perfect position / lots of sunshine / we love it!! Ray & Linda, Angmering, Sussex

Date visited: 11 & 12 August ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Southwold | 10 Places to Stay

Surrounded by miles of peaceful countryside and award-winning beaches, the unspoilt heritage town of Southwold is a haven from the demands of modern society.
Dating back to the famous ‘Battle of Sole Bay’ in May 1672, the town is famous for it’s past herring industry. Though little more than a village in size, it has been a town since it received its charter from Henry VII in 1489. The town lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty consisting of long stretches of sand bordering salt marshes with large areas of woodland sweeping down to the shore. The town of Southwold is situated on a hill, which rises gently from the Blyth Valley. Since the River Blyth to the South and the Bus Creek to the north form the town boundaries, it will be seen that Southwold is virtually an island, which has stood the town in good stead by limiting modernisation, thus retaining its old world charm. Today the picturesque harbour is a lot calmer, although visitors can still catch a glimpse of Southwold’s maritime heritage in the unique Sailors’ Reading Room.
Attractive features such as the Lighthouse built in 1890, which stands four square above the town and the Church (1460) dedicated to St Edmund, Christian Martyr and the last King of East Anglia, with its 100 foot high tower are both must sees within the town. Population 2,000


Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Alfred Corry Museum
Amber Museum
Coastal Voyager
Southwold Denes Beach
Southwold Lifeboat Museum
Southwold Museum
Southwold Pier
Southwold Sailors' Reading Room
Walberswick Visitor Centre


Harbour Camping Park


St Edmund's Church


Almond Cottage
Carol's Cottage at Vale Farm Cottages
Crossbow Cottage
Hedgehog Cottage
Lord Derby at The Old Orchard
Piglet Cottage
Pound Cottage
Primrose Cottage

Sally's Nest at Vale Farm Cottages
The Cart Lodge at Manor Farm Cottages
The Granary


Southwold Dental Practice
The Dental Surgery


Eastaugh, Castle, Stammers & Harland

Estate Agent

Jellicoe & Son

Golf Club

Southwold Golf Club


Crown Hotel
Swan Hotel
The Randolph Hotel


Southwold Country Market

Pub and Bar

Blue Lighthouse Brasserie
Harbour Inn
Kings Head
Lord Nelson
Sutherland House


Blue Lighthouse Brasserie

Lord Nelson
Sutherland House


Saint Felix Schools


Carol's Cottage at Vale Farm Cottages
Crossbow Cottage
Pound Cottage
Sally's Nest at Vale Farm Cottages


Norton Peskett


Queen Street Pharmacy
C Reeder
Daddy Longlegs
Lee Warder
The Garden Gallery
Buckenham Galleries




Coastal Voyager(Boat Trips and Cruises)

Places to Stay near Southwold

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Crown Hotel (0.04 miles)

Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel - Suffolk Small Hotel of the Year is an exciting and intimate combination of small hotel, wine bar, pub and restaurant, Adnams Crown Hotel is always buzzing with a lively informality. The food ... More | visit website
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Swan Hotel (0.05 miles)

Swan Hotel

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The Swan Hotel has occupied its present site since the 14th century. Nowadays the public rooms have the traditional character of an English country house, enhanced by fine furniture, carved 18th ... More

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Blyth Hotel (0.27 miles)

Blyth Hotel

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A delightfully refurbished family run hotel just 5 minutes walk from Southwold's famous colourful beach huts or the town centre. Interior has been fully re-styled by Laura Ashley and Hudson ... More

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The Randolph Hotel (0.95 miles)

The Randolph Hotel
Southwold is a charming north Suffolk seaside town on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Almost an island, being bounded by the North Sea to the East, by the River Blyth and Southwold harbour to the South-West ... More | visit website
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Ship Inn (3.99 miles)

Ship Inn

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One of the most distinctive and charming inns on the east coast, The Ship Inn Dunwich is a venerable 500-year-old pub boasting a fine range of real ales and an excellent wine ... More

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Aldringham at Cliff House Cottages (5.02 miles)

Aldringham at Cliff House Cottages

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On the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast, these three properties enjoy direct access to the beach below the cliffs at Dunwich, a little hamlet with an impressive church ... More

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Carol's Cottage at Vale Farm Cottages (5.10 miles)


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Set on a 70 acre arable farm, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, 6 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coastline, these two recent conversions of old ... More

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Westleton Crown Inn (6.13 miles)

Westleton Crown Inn

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Retaining the character and rustic charm of its heritage whilst offering contemporary comforts, this ideal base for an exploration of the Suffolk Heritage Coast is midway between Southwold and Adleburgh. In ... More

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Eels Foot Inn (7.20 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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Darsham Old Hall (7.34 miles)

Darsham Old Hall
Set amidst 60 acres of private grounds, and home to the Melford Green alpaca herd, this 13th Century house offers luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Grand, thoughtfully decorated rooms, with four-poster beds, capture the Old ... More | visit website

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