Beccles Town and Area Guide in Suffolk
Beccles is a historic town on the edge of the picturesque broards
Extending South and East from the banks of the Waveney, the vibrant market town of Beccles is one of the fastest-growing towns in the country.
It’s success partly founded on the fact that visitors simply don’t want to leave and have moved in to swell the population. A key element of Beccles attraction is that it is a southern extremity of the Broads, highly popular with visiting boaters, and a great place for a day trip on the water.
Beccles combines an historic centre featuring many streets and buildings of architectural interest, with the sort of independent shopping and dining that locals and holidaymakers love. As such, Beccles makes an excellent base for touring the north of Suffolk, with the seaside resorts of Lowestoft and Southwold both in easy reach to the east, and the heart of rural Suffolk to the south-west.
Visible from miles around is the famous Beccles Bell Tower. At almost 100 feet tall, it provides superb views over the town and countryside – a fitting reward for the climb of 122 steps. The town council and businesses seem determined to ensure their continued success as a tourist destination and base, producing an excellent guide which is available from an information centre at Beccles Quay. This is also the starting point for the three riverside walking routes which form the Marsh Trail, the shortest of which is suitable for wheelchairs.
Beccles and District Museum - Contains local history exhibits including C19 printing press, costumes, farm implements and tolls. Open daily Apr-Oct except Mon 2.30-5 & BHs.
Suffolk Applejuice & Cider Place – Hand pressed and oak barrel matured farmhouse ciders and country wines. Tastings. Open daily except W & Su 9-1, 2-6. Phone before visit 01986 781353
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015