The Tower Hotel

Named after the tower which adorns its northeastern corner, the Tower Hotel is a marvel of a Victorian building set in some fine grounds.

Perfect for those using the nearby port of Harwich, this hotel contains well-furnished, elegant rooms which are in-keeping with its historic ambience. There is even a Beatles- themed bar!
 

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Harwich

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A town in Essex, England, Harwich enjoys its location on the coast of the North Sea. Within the Tendring district, nearby places include Felixstowe, Ipswich and Colchester, which can all be accessed via the excellent road links.

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The regular street plan, features buildings of medieval origins although many buildings of this period are hidden behind 18th century facades. Other buildings of interest within Harwich are the High Lighthouse, built in 1818, the Treadwheel Crane, an unusual 17th century construction and the Electric Palace Cinema that was built in 1911 and is one of the oldest cinemas in the United Kingdom to survive, complete with its original projection room and ornamental frontage that is still intact and operational.

The various independent and well-known shops along the streets in Harwich feature Victorian shop fronts and combine to create pretty alleyways and street views. There are also a number of restaurants and public houses to contribute towards your stay.

 

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Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ (01394) 389700
Ten miles from Harwich is the site of one of the country’s most important archaeological finds; the Anglo-Saxon burial grounds at Sutton Hoo.
Excavations in 1939 unearthed the remains of a 90ft ship containing treasures such as a warrior’s helmet, gold ornaments and Byzantine silver.
The centrepiece of a permanent display is a full-size reconstruction of King Raedwald’s burial chamber.

Flatford Bridge Cottage, Flatford, Colchester CO7 6UL (01206) 298260
Located in ‘Constable Country’, a mere 11 miles from Harwich; Flatford Bridge Cottage houses a fine exhibition detailing the works of the famous romantic painter, John Constable.
This beautiful 16th Century thatched cottage was featured in several of Constable’s works, and is set in the beautiful Dedham Vale area; the picturesque countryside so prevalent in Constable’s works.

 

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