Beccles is a beautiful market town and is ideally located on the Suffolk/Norfolk border and at the entrance to the Broads National Park. The town has many historical buildings, a weekly country market, an outdoor lido and a seasonal quayside tourist information office.
In the mid-1700s Lord Horatio Nelson's parents were actually married in Beccles at the Church of St Michael's which is located in the centre of town. St Michael's imposing bell tower, which stands independently from the church, is a Grade I listed building and stands at a height of over 96 feet. The bell tower is actually open to the public during the summer months, and visitors can climb the hundreds of steps to the top which affords breath taking views of the beautiful Waveney Valley, river and beyond.
Beccles has a lovely little museum which offers informative displays depicting local history. Located in Ballygate, the museum is housed in the historic Leman House building which dates back to 1570.
Other popular summer activities in Beccles include hiring a boat and taking a trip on the broads to Geldeston Locks. The town is also popular with walking and cycling enthusiasts, especially for those taking the Beccles Marsh Trail which takes in the river and countryside surrounding the town.