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.
Don't forget to pop in to see the The Harwich Mayflower Project, a UK & US registered charity aiming to put Harwich back at the heart of the Pilgrim Fathers story. They are building a replica of the ship which sailed to America in 1620 hoping to be ready by 2020 for a 400th anniversary US voyage.
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 brochure with interesting information on Dovercourt and Harwich and all the things you can do for a fantastic time. Shopping, heritage, coastal walking, leisure activities, relaxing on a beach, watching ships and boats in the harbour or sampling great food and drink are just some of the great offers.
If you want to find out more about the town, it's history and people then why not download the Journeyer phone app? It 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.