The Town of Walberswick in Suffolk

Walberswick Suffolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the small Suffolk coastal village of Walberswick located in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty on the south bank of the River Blyth. Once a busy fishing port during the 15th and 16th centuries, the village boasted three churches but now there is only the one.  Silting and the changing of the coastline caused the decline of fishing and trading. 

The village attracts the summer visitor and a large proportion of the properties are now holiday homes. The area around Walberswick has over a thousand acres of heath and marshland and its a great place for the rambler and nature lovers.

In the summer months a small passenger ferry takes people across the River Blyth to the nearby seaside town of Southwold. It is also possible to get to Southwold via the Bailey bridge which crosses the river.

The town boasts two public houses The Bell Inn and The Anchor, a gallery, restaurants and tea rooms.

A favourite pursuit during the summer months is crabbing off the harbour, it is here that the British Open Crabbing Championship is held to raise monies for various charities. Competitors from all over the world descend upon this place.

During 1914, Walberswick was home to the famous artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Mackintosh was a Scottish architect and a designer in the Arts and Crafts Movement.  
Remember to pronounce the village name correctly Wall-burrs-wick.

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