Five reasons to love Beccles

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 July 2018

The cherry blossom trees in full bloom at St Michael's Church, Beccles. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The cherry blossom trees in full bloom at St Michael's Church, Beccles. PHOTO: Nick Butcher


While Beccles may be a hidden gem to many, for those in the know the town is a treasure chest full of endless discoveries.

Beccles Lido. PHOTO: Nick ButcherBeccles Lido. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

There are hundreds of reasons to love Beccles, but lets start with these five:

1 - Beccles Lido

During the summer season there is no better spot in the town than Beccles Lido.

The open air pool on the banks of the River Waveney first opened in 1959 and has been a summer staple ever since.

Beccles Market.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYBeccles Market. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Generations of people from the town have learnt to swim at the community asset and tourists travel from miles around to enjoy its enviable location.

2 - Beccles Friday Market

Each Friday New Market bursts into life with an array of beautiful and colourful artisan stalls.

It doesn’t matter if you are visiting to pick up some fruit and veg or unearth some other-worldly trinkets the market is the perfect independent one stop shop.

3 - St Michael’s Church

Situated in the heart of Beccles the church is quite simply one of the town’s most iconic buildings.

Originally built in 1455 the church has played host to countless weddings, funerals and christenings for generations, and is held dearly by people of the town.

The architectural gem continues to shine bright to this day,

4 - Beccles Marsh Trail

Established by Suffolk Wildlife Trust volunteers the trail is the perfect way to unwind and soak up the tranquillity of the countryside.

Whether you want to walk or cycle there are a plethora of routes to take.

5 - The people

While the town is blessed with grandiose architecture, a rich history and an enviable location it is the people who make the town.

Kind, considerate and always willing to help without them Beccles would not be the special place it is today.

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