Your Town | Beccles
Beccles is situated inland on the River Waveney, and sits at the southern point of the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads. With its own quay, the town draws in lots of tourists, and provides the perfect setting for a stroll by the river with fantastic views of the countryside and wildlife.
Beccles has been a Fairtrade Town since 2008 and Fairtrade goods can now be bought in all the supermarkets and some of the smaller shops. The main town centre combines independent shops and restaurants with some bigger, national names.
Beccles Lido, the town’s outdoor swimming pool, opens daily throughout the summer months, and is a big hit with local families.
The town has many historical landmarks including Leman House in Ballygate, which is home to Beccles Museum, and was once the local school. It also has the bell tower which stands detached from St Michael’s Church, and at 97ft tall offers spectacular views from the top across the Waveney Valley.
The town hosts a number of big events throughout the year including Beccles Carnival, Harvest Moon Free Music Festival, Beccles Duck Race, Antiques Market and a late night shopping event and Christmas lights switch on.