Known as the lost city of England, this tiny village certainly has a story to tell
In an area as steeped in history as the Suffolk Coast, it takes something special to stand out. Dunwich manages to do just this. Known as the lost city of England, this tiny village certainly has a story to tell.
Today, you can explore the village's expanse of forest, heath and beach, at National Trust Dunwich Heath, learn more about it's fascinating past at Dunwich museum and sample some of The Suffolk Coast's fine fayre at award-winning coast and country pubs and inns.
Did you know?
Hailed by some as Suffolk’s answer to Atlantis, Dunwich was once a thriving medieval port and on a par with London as the capital of the kingdom of East Anglia- with over 3000 residents recorded in 1086. However, the effects of storm surges and the resulting coastal erosion washed away much of the harbour buildings and land. Research has been completed with sonar devices to map out the underwater streets and buildings of Dunwich’s past. Many people say that during storms you can hear the bells of lost churches ringing from below the waves.
The macabre folklore, ‘the dark heart of Dunwich’, tells of a local maiden with a broken heart who haunts the area around the beach searching for her lost love.
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