8 great things to see and do in Harwich
There’s a lot more to Harwich than just a cruise ship destination! I’ve picked out 8 great things to see and do in Harwich but there’s lots more so why not come along and see for yourself?
LV18 Lightship & Radio Mi Amigo
Situated on the Quayside in old Harwich sits the magnificent LV18 Lightship She was the last maned lightship and was saved and restored by Tony O’Neil and the Pharoes Trust. The vessel has been beautifully restored and is found just as it was left before being decommissioned. But that’s not all as it’s also the home Radio Mi Amigo and BBC Pirate Radio.
Harwich festivals for 2018
Throughout the year Harwich hosts a great selection of festivals from beer festivals, the arts and even sausages! I’ll outline a snapshot below but pop over to events in Harwich for an extensive menu!
21st June – 1st July Harwich Festival Of The Arts
7th July Harwich Secret Gardens
23rd July Harwich Lifeboat Week
26th – 28th July Beer Festival at the Redoubt
29th July Harwich Sea Festival
5th – 7th October Harwich Shanty Festival
3rd November Harwich Sausage Festival
This is the link for the 2017 sausage festival but it gives you a taste…..pun intended!
Harwich Redoubt Fort
The Harwich Redoubt Fort is well worth a visit. Built in 1808 and restored and maintained by the Harwich Society it deserves it’s place as one of the stand out attractions of Harwich. It even has a resident ghost and you can experience a haunting for yourself at one of the Haunted Nights.
Harwich Harbour Ferry
Historic Walk and Guided Tours
Between May and September you can embark on a guided tour of Historic Harwich every Saturday from 2pm. The Harwich Society organises a tour starting from the Ha’Penny Pier and you don’t have to book!
The Old Lifeboat Station
Whilst on your guided tour you’ll come across the old lifeboat station and it’s a must for any visitor. It’s not very big but it packs a punch and is full of fascinating information and history.
Great Pubs And Restaurants
By now I’m sure you’ve built up an appetite and a thirst!
In a past life harwich was very well known for the huge number of pubs in a very small space. But not so much today, however, the establishments that remain have an excellent reputation both locally and further afield. Harwich is lucky to have one of the best Thai Restaurants with a 5 star rating from TripAdvisor.
The local pubs all serve a great selection of craft ales with many of them brewed locally at The Harwich Town Brewing Co
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