More on Felixstowe
Felixstowe has been an important settlement with a history of human settlement going back as far as Roman times. It was subsequently occupied by the Anglo-Saxons, and Normans. Until the 13th century, it was known as Walton.
Until the 19th century, Felixstowe functioned more as a military installation than a port town. Its role evolved when it became a major port in 1886. This brought about a more civilian character to the town. A pier was built here in 1905, and it became a fashional seaside resort until the late 1930s.
From London, take the A12 trunk road to Ipswich, then continue on the A14 road to Felixstowe.
Sights & Attractions to visit in Felixstowe
- Felixstowe Museum
Museum of local history. Its exhibits spread over fourteen rooms and include Roman artifacts, historic maps, photographs and other documents.
- Landguard Fort
Fort dating to 1540, when it was built of earthworks. The present square fort dates to the reign of King James I. The fort is credited with preventing a number of invasion attempts on England.