Harwich is justly proud of its rich maritime history and this tradition continues today, as it is now the UK's second busiest passenger ferry port. From Ha'Penny Pier Visitor Centre on the Quay there are guided walking tours throughout the summer. Alternatively, you can follow the absorbing Maritime Trail in your own time. Attractions include the Electric Palace Cinema, Redoubt Fort, numerous museums and lighthouses.
Just to the south of Harwich lies the older town of Dovercourt, which has been settled since prehistoric times. Particular features of the town are the iron lighthouses or 'Leading Lights' which sit along the picturesque Blue Flag beach.
Download the brand new brochure with interesting information on Dovercourt and Harwich and all the things you can do for a fantastic time. Whatever your interest – be it shopping, heritage, coastal walking, leisure activities, relaxing on a beach, watching ships and boats in the harbour or sampling great food and drink, Dovercourt Town Centre and Harwich can offer them all.
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Harwich is a town defined by travel, helping those who choose to journey to elsewhere. But what of the town itself, what is the story of the people that stay? The new Journeyer Phone App enables you to voyage to the four corners of Harwich, navigating you to public artworks by Glassball, local sites of historical interest, local amenities and conveniences to make your journey complete.