Bawdsey Suffolk
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OS Grid: TM 340400 Approx 0.9m 1.4km From the Coast   View Google Map

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East: 634000
North: 240000
Latitude: 52 00' 31"
Longitude:1 24' 36"
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Longitude: 1.41

Bawdsey
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The village of Bawdsey in Suffolk is sited at the end of a long road at the mouth of the River Deben. Although slightly remote, the village attracts the holiday visitor because of its location to the waters edge and its wonderful views out across the estuary.  Bawdsey is very much a place to go to get away from it all.

There are an extensive network of cycle paths and walkways amongst the pine forests and heathland of the Bawdsey Peninsula and a small passenger and cycle ferry (seasonal) links the village to Old Felixstowe.

A ferry has run from here since 1200AD interrupted only during plague, piracy or war. The ferry was for passengers only, in days past, their horses had to swim the river! Bawdsey has a local shop and a local pub/inn. Across the waters at Old Felixstowe are a further two pubs and you can also enjoy fresh fish caught locally and sold on the beach.

Bawdsey Manor, which can be seen as you walk from Old Felixstow is located high above the Deben estuary it was built around 1886 by Sir Cuthbert Quilter.   Built in what is described as Gothic, Flemish, Tudor and oriental style it sits in a setting of woodland, artificial cliffs and formal gardens. In 1936 it was purchased by the Air Ministry and played a central role in the work done by Sir. Robert Watson-Watts on Radar, that was developed just before World War II.  

Visit the burial site of the Anglo-Saxon kings of East Anglia, owned by the National Trust - Sutton Hoo, close to the riverside town of Woodbridge.