Fresh air and fun at Felixstowe

Don your walking shoes before heading to Felixstowe, ‘The Garden Resort of East Anglia’, just 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House.Felixstowe

 

You can stay close to the town centre and stroll among the eight Grade II listed Seafront Gardens awarded the Green Flag and Green Heritage accreditation three years running.

These beautiful landscaped and sumptuously planted gardens were created more than a hundred years ago as an attraction for visitors.

The natural springs along the cliffs, together with the closeness to the beach, encouraged this site to be developed as a pleasure ground around a pump room for people to take the spa waters. Today the interconnecting gardens stretch for almost a kilometre along the promenade, with a significant proportion of original planting still flourishing.

If you are inspired to stretch your legs even more head to the attractive natural environment of the Landguard Penisula, to the south of the town.

Explore the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England’s best-preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. At the fascinating Felixstowe Museum next door, discover the interesting artefacts and collections which bring to life the military and social history of this seaside town.

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The View Point Cafe is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the spectacular views over Harwich Harbour and the Port of Felixstowe – Britain’s busiest container port.

WHERE WE ARE

find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

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By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.


By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.