Summer is the time of year when the pace of life slows down. What better way to reflect this than taking a look at some great pictures of Beccles.
Initially the plan was to take a look at one picture to sum up Beccles, but the decision was too hard to make, so two pictures it is.
Beccles Baptist Church, Iconic Church in Beccles
A dominating and iconic image of Beccles has always been the magnificent church.
Built around 1500 St Michaels church is separated from it’s bell tower, on the east side of the main building. Traditionally towers of a church are placed on the west end, but due to where the church is, on the edge of a cliff, it was built on the east.
Even Horatio Nelsons mother Catherine Suckling married Reverend Edmund Nelson in St Michaels.
It’s stark style harks back to Perpendicular Gothic, giving it an amazing look and a brilliant piece of architecture for the town.
The town itself is a brilliant holiday getaway, with a whole host of bed and breakfasts, restaurants, pubs and things to do. If you get lost, meet back at the church, its not hard to find!
And right on the edge of the town lies the wonderful Suffolk Broads. Thousands of people holiday out on the water each year.
Taking a boat out on the broads from Beccles is a brilliant experience. Follow the rout inland and you’ll arrive at neighbouring Bungay, or go the other way and you’ll be welcomed by Oulton Broad, and just a little further will get you to Lowestoft.
Beccles is a great centre for a holiday on the broads. Beautiful countryside and the fresh air out on the water really is a different experience. Come and take a look at Bungay and the Suffolk Broads this summer.