"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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Humidity 94%
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Humidity 88%
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Humidity 74%
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Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 6°C
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Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
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Pressure 1028
Humidity 77%
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
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Humidity 85%
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Max temp. 4°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
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Humidity 88%
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