"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Lowestoft

Lowestoft is a town in the English county of Suffolk. The town is on the North Sea coast and is the most easterly point of the United Kingdom. It is 110 miles (177 km) north-east of London, 38 miles (61 km) north-east of Ipswich and 22 miles (35 km) south-east of Norwich. It is situated on the edge of the Broads system and is the major settlement within the district of Waveney with an estimated population of 58,560 in 2010.

Some of the earliest evidence of settlement in Britain have been found in Lowestoft and the town has a long history. It is a port town which developed due to the fishing industry, and a traditional seaside resort. It has wide, sandy beaches, two piers and a number of other tourist attractions. Whilst its fisheries have declined, the development of oil and gas exploitation in the southern North Sea in the 1960s led to the development of the town, along with nearby Great Yarmouth, as a base for the industry. This role has since declined and the town has begun to develop as a centre of the renewable energy industry within the East of England.

Local authority: Suffolk

OS Grid Reference: TM547935

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Things to see and do in and around Lowestoft

  • Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre
  • Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum
  • Heritage Workshop Centre
  • Herringfleet Marshmill
  • Lowestoft War Memorial Museum
  • Saint Olave's Priory
  • Pets Corner
  • Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park
  • Adventure Island Playpark
  • East Anglia Transport Museum
  • Somerleyton Hall and Gardens
  • Africa Alive

Tourist Information

Lowestoft
Tourist Information Centre
East Point Pavilion
Royal Plain
Suffolk
England
NR33 0AP

Phone 01502 533600
Email touristinfo@waveney.gov.uk
http://www.visit-lowestoft.co.uk/

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Weather

Forecast for Thursday 23 March

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
ENE
Pressure 1014
Humidity 91%
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09:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
ENE
Pressure 1015
Humidity 84%
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12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
ENE
Pressure 1016
Humidity 79%
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15:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
NE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 78%
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18:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
NE
Pressure 1019
Humidity 84%
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21:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
NE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
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