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Located on the most easterly point of the British Isles, Lowestoft provides an ideal holiday location for all ages. With a mix of vibrant sandy beaches, pleasant seaside walks and quality family attractions all set within a traditional seaside town. The town is renowned for the quality of its golden sandy beaches, with the beaches at North and South of Claremont Pier considered to be some of the very best in Europe, both currently holding FEE Blue Flag Awards. The beaches and seafront promenade provide a mix of the old and new,with popular seaside activities such as Donkey Rides, Victorian Seafront Gardens and new attractions such as the musical Royal Plain Fountains and the roller-skating rink at Claremont Pier. The seafront also plays host to many popular events including the annual Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival. Lowestoft has a rich maritime heritage, which is told, through a number of the town’s museums and heritage walks. For a unique insight into the past life of a Lowestoft fishing trawler, step on board the floating museum ‘Mincarlo’ on Heritage Quay or visit the recently refurbished Lowestoft & East Suffolk Maritime Museum.

Those wishing to taste some local delicacies then a trip to a local fishmonger or one of the traditional smokehouses in town is a must visit. Shoppers visiting Lowestoft are well catered for with three unique shopping experiences to sample. The town centre provides all the national high street names, with Kirkley offering a choice of independent stores and the historic High Street providing an opportunity to shop at a number of independent retailers in one of the most historical parts of the town. A number of restaurants to suit all tastes can be found in the town, with fish & chips on the promenade a must!

The town is home to a wide range of quality attractions from museums, wildlife parks, piers, a theme park, stately home and other facilities that provide something for everyone. Evening entertainment centres around The Marina Theatre, which providesa number of high quality acts throughout the year and is also the eastern residence of the internationally acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. There is also a cinema showing all the latest films and a number of wine bars and clubs.

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Map reference: TM 538935  Lat: 52.48075 Long: 1.73734