Be the first to see the sunrise in the UK
Sitting proudly in the northernmost part of The Suffolk Coast is Lowestoft. Famous for being the most easterly town and the first place to see the sunrise in the UK, it's also the birthplace of composer Benjamin Britten.
With its alluring sandy beach and the beautiful Broads, Lowestoft is a place that connects with and celebrates the sea.
The town is a favourite with families, and there's plenty to see and do; with two piers, a wildlife park, an award-winning theme park, museums and a busy theatre which is home to the Royal Philhamonic Orchestra.
Did you know?
Lowestoft is home to Ness Point, the UK’s most easterly point and is one of the leading areas in the UK for renewable energy. Historically, Lowestoft was a thriving port at the centre of the fishing industry with 400 million herring landed every season at the height of the industry.
Fishing gave way to oil and gas exploration and as this has faded in importance, renewable wind energy has taken its place. And whilst the port is important so are other businesses such as CEFAS, which is a world leader in marine science and technology, and Birds Eye who produced the first fish finger in Lowestoft!
Lowestoft is also the birthplace of English composer, conductor and pianist Benjamin Britten, and you can still see, and even stay in the house on Kirkley Cliff Road where he was born and spent his childhood.
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