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About Felixstowe

What immediately strikes visitors arriving at the favoured resort town of Felixstowe is the bright beautiful flower gardens dominating the town's sweeping sea-front.

This is a resort that developed at the end of the 19th-century, it is important for its historic military sites, and over the decades has maintained its place as a premier freight port. Historically, Felixstowe was the site of a Roman fort which long ago reached the bottom of the sea. It's church of St.Peter and St.Paul is one of its most historic features, and stands on what was once the site of a Benedictine priory of the 11th-century, dedicated to St. Felix. The town has two other churches, one dedicated to St.Nicholas is found on the Deben estuary, overlooking the golf course. This church was built in the 1900's for the workers of Felixstowe Ferry. St.Andrew's church is the largest of Felixstowe's places of worship, and was built during the 20th-century.

The town is famous for its access to the Landguard Fort and for the Martello Tower, built to repel Napoleons forces in the early part of the 19th-century.

Apart from the port, a boom in the tourist industry combined with a visit from the Empress of Germany transformed this small, sparsely populated coastal village into the fashionable resort we experience today. Despite the fact that much of the town does not have a great deal of age, what it does have is charm and this can be seen in some of the lovely sea-side houses left from the Edwardian period.

There is a bright sea-front with a Pier that has been an important part of the town since 1905. The front offers a wide range of traditional seaside attractions, including amusement arcades, a funfair, and there is a laser war-game arena, and a nightclub. The town hosts a variety of lively events, these are well attended by locals and holiday makers, and include an historical vehicle run, old-time Easter fair, a carnival, and each Sunday there is all the fun of a lively sea-front market. For days when inclement weather stops you from visiting the beach there is now a great entertainment centre for children - this is called Treasure Island Funtasia. It has three pools, one for mothers and toddlers, a full size pool, and a fun pool with a water-slide.

Add all of this to plenty of shops, museums, pubs, inns, good accommodation to suit all tastes, and you will find Felixstowe the perfect place for a lovely family holiday.

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