Felixstowe Travel Guide

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Felixstowe Things to Do

  • Port-spotting...

    I never tire of watching the sea traffic come in & out of Port Felixstowe...The giant container ships never cease to impress me by their sheer size, & the fact that they are carrying up to 4000 separate containers (usually) still stacked in precise order, despite having crossed thousands of miles of choppy ocean...In January 2015 - Port Felixstowe...

  • Visit the Theatre

    The Spa Pavillion Theatre has been providing entertainment since 1909, built on a fresh water spa dating back to Victorian times, still active today.The Spa has recently been renovated, and is on the Seafront with shows throughout the year, from amateurs to top name stars.For tickets or further information contact the Box Office on (01394)...

  • Felixstowe Museum

    Maybe if the weather is inclement, then a visit to the Museum may be a good idea.The Museum is housed in 1878 Submarine Mining building at Landguard Point. There are12 exhibition rooms which include RAF Felixstowe and aircraft development , HMS Beehive and Coastal forces, Roman and medieval Felixstowe, The pleasure steamer era, local, social and...

  • If you like to walk

    There are many walks in and around Felixstowe, along the promenade, cliffs, at Landguard Nature Reserve, around the golf course, The Grove and along the Rivers Deben, Stour and Orwell. Various walking maps and suggested routes are available at the Tourist Information Centre, 91 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe IP11 2AF (01394)276770

  • Port of Felixtowe

    The first ship called at Felixstowe Dock in 1886. Now the Port of Felixstowe is the UK's largest container port and one of the busiest in Europe. As well as playing a nationally important strategic role, it is also a major local employer. Over 2,500 people are directly employed at the Port, with thousands more in port-related industries.The Port's...

  • Landguard Fort, Museum and Nature...

    The Fort, owned by English Heritage, has a very interesting history and dates back to the 16th Century. The guns of Landguard Fort have guarded the entrance to the Rivers Orwell and Stour from attack since the 16th Century.It is the site of the last invasion of England where the Dutch were repelled by the garrison in July 1667.It is open 7 days a...

  • If it is wet !!

    If it is raining and you want something to do, why not try the Palace Cinema in the town centre.Programme details are available from the Tourist Information Centre on the seafront

  • For the children

    There are numerous attractions for the children down by the Leisure Centre/Pier end of the promenade. There is a small trainride Wild West Style, the boating lake, (at time of writing 2006 £3. per boat up to two people).Charles Mannings Amusement Park is open at weekends and school holidays from Easter until the end of September, and features...

  • Felixstowe Fort

    It's a-shame that this place is only open for a few days during the summer. Felixstowe fotr was origonally built in 1540 to stop the Dutch invasion and has had parts added to it up until the second world war. When the fort is open for show they usually have a flypast of a few jets. However if you are unfortunate enough to visit on a day it is...


Felixstowe Hotels

  • The Hotel Elizabeth Orwell

    Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe, EN, IP11 7DX, United King

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • The Brook Hotel

    Orwell Rd, Felixstowe, EN, IP11 7PF, United Kingdo

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Marlborough Hotel

    Sea Front, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

Felixstowe Restaurants

  • Ferry Boat Inn - traditional pub

    The Ferry Boat Inn is a cool old pub located close to the ferry terminal at the northern end of Felixstowe. It dates back to the 15th century, and has lovely flagstone floors, low ceilings and a wood burning stove. The walls are lined with old photos and drawings of days gone by.Make sure you check out the plaque showing the flood levels over the...

  • The pub where my Father enjoyed a pint...

    Are you kidding? My father spent many an hour here and would have killed me if I didn't visit and tip a pint for him A pint of Double Diamond....Memories and a family tradition

  • the golden girls

    people who lives in sufolk recommend this place as the best one. you will be attended by some venerable women in their early ????ties. we tried some fish that none of us knew (i was afraid it cud be the 3eyed fish from the simpsons). but it was really tasty (and i hvnt died ... yet). care with desserts, delicious but like a bomb in ur stomach if u...


Felixstowe Nightlife

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    by Lord-Vini Written Apr 3, 2006

    If you are in Felixstowe and feel like going out of an evening, all the night life happens at the bottom of Bent Hill. There are 6 bars and that's where every body goes on a Friday and Saturday night.

    Dress Code: There is no dress code anywhere in Felixstowe but I have heard that a few places have started to ask customers to remove their hats.

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Felixstowe Transportation

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    by joanj Written May 31, 2006

    National Express and Rail tickets to all nation-wide destinations plus Euro Lines coach travel to the continent are available at the Tourist Information Centre on the Seafront.

    There are two Felixstowe foot-ferries with one to Bawdsey and the other to Harwich and Shotley.

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Felixstowe Shopping

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    by Lord-Vini Written Oct 1, 2006

    All shops in Felixstowe are located down the Hamilton Road area. There are all the shops you would expect: Tescos, WH Smiths, banks, clothes shops and lots of charity shops. There are a couple of really good book stores as well. You can get most things you need here.

    What to buy: Printed Memorabilia.

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Felixstowe Local Customs

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    by marciaca Updated Sep 26, 2004

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    I was in Felixstowe during Diana's funeral in September 1997. The whole country shut down for a day (except for the bars). There was a huge spontanteous outpouring of emotion. Despite the misgivings in the tabloids, Diana was hugely popular amongst the commoners.

    The picture is a war memorial that was turned into a memorial for Diana.

    Flowers to Diana

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Felixstowe Off The Beaten Path

  • Take a nature walk...

    Felixstowe might be defined for many by its port development along its eastern shore, but the rest of the area is devoted to wildlife, & much of this is officially nature reserve...You only have to go as far as the seafront gardens in order to do a spot of birdwatching, & enjoy the hum of insect life on a halcyon, clement day...Just east of the...

  • White Cliffs of Dover

    The famous White Cliffs of Dover are closer to Dover (duh) but I passed by them on my way to Felixstowe.

  • fashion photograph session

    by chance, we met a fashion photo session in this small place. we saw the new collection of the casualwear brand "javantanero". here in the photo two of the models, who always repeated one another "porque entre modelos no nos vamos a putear no?"


Felixstowe Sports & Outdoors

  • for Golf fanatics

    There is a driving range situated on Gulpher Road Felixstowe, which you can telephone on 01394 282135 for further information.Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, has an 18 hole and 9 hole pay and play. For further information regarding this, contact the club secretary on 01394 286834.There are two outdoor mini golf courses on the seafront, both are open on...

  • Sailing

    If sailing is your forte, then you could telephone the Felixstowe Ferry SailingClub on 01394 283785 for information on your sport, and if Water Skiing is a must for you,then contact the Water Ski Club by telephoning 01449 760640 for details.

  • Bowls

    There are indoor and outdoor bowls clubs in Felixstowe. Details are available at the Tourist Information Centre.Felixstowe Tourist Information Centre91 Undercliff Road WestFELIXSTOWEIP11 2AF (01394) 276770


Felixstowe Favorites

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    by joanj Written Jun 10, 2006

    Favorite thing: There are many walks in and around Felixstowe, along the promenade, cliffs at Landguard Nature Reserve, around the golf course, the Grove, and along the Rivers Deben, Stour and Orwell.

    There are various walking maps and suggested routes available at the Tourist Information Office, 91 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe. Telephone (01394) 276770

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