Lending its name to the largest container port in the United Kingdom, Felixstowe is a popular seaside town in the county of Suffolk, England. Amongst the fabulous attractions you’d expect from a seaside location such as this is Landguard Fort, the site of the last opposed invasion of England in 1667.
The current fort was built in the 18th century and hosts regular military re-enactments. The fort is in the care of English Heritage and managed by the Landguard Fort Trust. You can also explore the local history in the Felixstowe Museum, where you can find a reference library, historic maps, photo archive and Roman artefacts.
Landguard Fort, Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe IP11 3TW (07749) 695523
Originally the site of a number of fortifications built by Henry VIII in 1543, Landguard Point was re-constructed to protect East Anglia from invasion.
Visitors can now wander the fort at their own pace using audio tours which are included in the admission price.
The event includes various local May-time celebrations. Due to the easy access to the surrounding towns and cities, Fernhurst is the ideal place for a home away from home holiday, where you can enjoy the beauty of the rural surroundings with access to the nearby attractions and shopping destinations. Fernhurst itself welcomes visitors and has a number of amenities such as accommodation of food outlets to make your stay of convenience.
Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0AE (01798) 343929
Ten miles from the village of Fernhurst is Petworth Park, a massive 17th Century mansion set in 700 acres of land designed by Capability Brown and painted by such artists as Turner, Reynolds and Blake.
The mansion contains the National Trust’s largest painting and sculpture collection, and is surrounded by a deer park.