we have heard people talk about how lovely southwold is, on numerous occasions. we have been to suffolk and norfolk many times but never quite made it. never firmly had it on our agenda. so this bank holiday it was there, firmly on our agenda.
southwold is a charming seaside town with lots of history going way back to 1086 when it’s was listed in the domesday book as a fishing port. in 1659 a fire devastated most of southwold, but this fire was to shape the town, as many of the buildings destroyed were never rebuilt, leaving wonderful open spaces creating village greens.
there’s much to see and do the lighthouse is a working lighthouse and you can climb to the very top. the beach is flanked by beautiful colourful beach huts to make your heart skip a beat. it is the home to the adnams brewery & shop which made Mr HPMcQ very happy. and of course you can’t forget the pier. we didn’t quite make it to the harbour to catch the ferry or take a boat trip, we didn’t make it to the old southwold railway or to see the cliff top cannon or walk along the coastal footpaths, i think perhaps the HPMcQ boys were having too much fun on the dodgems! there’s always next time of course.