Enjoy the beauty of Somerleyton on the Suffolk Broads
Sitting in the midst of breathtaking, unspoilt countryside on the edge of the Broads National Park, the beautiful village of Somerleyton has much to offer the Broads explorer, from The Duke’s Head, a traditional pub serving home cooked foods and award-winning local ales, to Somerleyton Hall, one of the undisputed marvels of Victorian architecture, with parts of the estate and buildings dating back to the thirteenth century. If you’re setting off from Oulton Broad, Somerleyton is a great place to stop off for dinner and a pint, and really sets the tone for the Broads experience.
Mooring at Somerleyton is simple, with plenty of space along the bank of the Waveney, so it’s an easy place to stop off and stretch your legs. So whether you’re stopping to give your dog a walk, let the kids run around, or enjoy a pint at the Duke’s Head, you’ll find Somerleyton pleasantly secluded.
If you’re in the mood for history, it’s worth your while to wander down to Somerleyton Hall, and to experience the grandeur of Victorian architecture, set amidst beautifully manicured gardens. The village church, St. Mary’s, has some uniquely well-preserved features, including a 15th century tower and rood screen, while for those interested in more modern history, the Hovercraft Column, built to commemorate Somerleyton resident Christopher Cockerell’s invention of the hovercraft.
So if you’ve set off from Oulton Broad and you’re looking for a picnic spot, make sure you don’t miss the uniquely charming delights of Somerleyton.
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