By roadIf coming from the south, the A12 London-Great Yarmouth road passes right through the town. Past Ipswich much of the road is single-carriageway and can become congested during summer holidays and weekends so allow 3–4 hours driving time from London. A- and B-roads link Lowestoft to most other locations in Suffolk and Norfolk.
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| content=The UK's most easterly railway station is in the centre of town, just north of the river. It is the terminus of 2 lines. Services from Norwich run every hour (M-Sa) and take around 30–45 minutes. The service is every two hours on Su. There is also an hourly service from Ipswich] (M-Sa). It takes around 90 minutes to arrive from Ipswich.
By busAll buses terminate at the town centre bus station. There's no direct service from Ipswich and the most useful bus is the hourly express coach from Peterborough via Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Getting to Great Yarmouth by train is very indirect and requires a change at Norwich so it's much quicker to take the bus.
National ExpressTwice daily service from London Victoria Coach Station (4hr 20min - 4hr 55min, from £25).
- Regional Cycle Route 30 runs from the town to the W to Beccles, Bungay, Harleston and on to Thetford and beyond.
Lowestoft is a compact and pleasant town to walk around, boasting award winning Blue Flag beaches. Biking can be a fast way to get around Lowestoft, or you could walk and soak up those memories of a new town. There are also a lot of taxi companies in Lowestoft, and can be used for a short trip to town from your hotel. Just call the number on the taxi HQ and you get a taxi within minutes.
Gulliver126-metre-high wind turbine
Ness pointThe most easterly point in Britain, and a signpost noting distances to various major British and international cities.
phone: +44 1502 518459address: Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, NR33 8BL
phone: +44 1502 561963address: Sparrows Nest Gardens, Whapload Rd, NR32 1XGA private museum.
As well as being a gateway to the Norfolk Broads (via Nicholas Everitt's park in Oulton Broad) Lowestoft also has several well-kept areas of park land catering for all needs, Sparrows Nest for relaxing, Everitt's park for boating (including powerboat racing) and walking, Normanston Park is very good for football and tennis and Kensington Gardens has tennis courts, a boating lake and a bowls green.
phone: +44 1502 586000address: Leisure Way, Corton Lowestoft, NR32 5DZA small family-friendly theme park.
phone: +44 1502 740291address: White’s Lane, Kessingland, NR33 7TFan impressive zoo for its size
phone: +44 871 222 4244address: Lovingland, NR32 5QQHas a maze.
phone: +44 333 456 0777address: Church Lane, Fritton, NR31 9HA
phone: +44 1502 512444address: 141 London Rd North, Lowestoft, NR32 1ND
phone: +44 1502 572391address: 66/77 London Rd North, Lowestoft, NR32 1ES
phone: +44 1502 569133address: 62 London Rd North, Lowestoft, NR32 1ET
address: Peto Way, Lowestoft, NR32 2EDHas a number of outlets including B&Q, AHF (Co-op furnishers), Dreams (Bedrooms), Morrisons (Supermarket), Curry's, Argos Extra, Halfords, Brantano, Pets at Home, Carpet Right, Carphone Warehouse, and Next. Free Wi-Fi. ATMs.
South of the river - over the Bascule Bridge - is London Road South which comprises mostly smaller independent 'local' shops which serve the Kirkley area of the town. This part of town was also renovated within the past ten years to make it more pedestrian-friendly although it is not a pedestrianised area. Also south of the river and alongside the quay, about 400 metres from the Bascule Bridge, is an ASDA supermarket.
phone: +44 1502 514499address: 89-90 High StreetIndian restaurant is very good
Pub food is also readily available but again varies in quality.
phone: +44 1502 516845address: Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, NR32 3LNRestaurant and accommodation
phone: +44 1502 569135address: 132-134 Bridge Rd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, NR33 9JT
phone: +44 1502 533270address: 18-32 Station Sq, Lowestoft, NR32 1BAfree house with a large outside seating area. You'll most likely find it packed to the brim though. Wi-Fi.
The Swan Innphone: +44 1502 476646address: Swan Lane, BarnbyBeing by the coast it’s no surprise that fresh fish is a popular choice for diners. A restaurant for fishermen at reasonable prices
If you do choose to stay in Lowestoft your best bet is the pubs by the bridge with The Harbour, Notley, Iconic and Winelodge all close to each other although these tend to be very quiet during the week and only tend to get busy on Fridays and Saturdays and even then they can be quiet.
phone: +44 1502 217250address: 179 London Rd North Lowestoft NR32 1HGFree Wi-Fi. Dogs welcome.
phone: +44 871 527 8688address: 249 Yarmouth Rd
phone: +44 871 984 6408address: Leisure Way
phone: +44 1502 574433address: Kirkley Cliff Rd
address: Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6LA
phone: +44 1502 526062address: Alexandra Rd, Lowestoft, NR32 1PL
phone: +44 1502 567519address: 1 Corton Rd, Lowestoft, NR32 4PH
phone: +44 1502 580002address: High St, Lowestoft, NR32 1JE