Dunwich is approximately 7 miles from The Farmhouse and takes 15 minutes to reach by car.
In an area as steeped in history as the Suffolk Coast, it takes something special to stand out. Dunwich manages to do just this. Dunwich the lost city of England, is a tiny village which certainly has a story to tell.
Dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, Dunwich once stood proud as the capital of the Kingdom of the Eastern Angles, at its mightiest matching 14th century London for size. It was a seat of power for the Anglo-Saxon bishops for centuries, an international port, and the Domesday book of 1086 puts the population at over 3000. It is now referred to as Dunwich – The lost city of England.
Dunwich Museum is the perfect history experience for all the family. It tells the amazing story of a city lost to the sea through the narrative of its collection and the knowledge of its welcoming staff. The Dunwich story spans the first millennium to the present day. A detailed model shows you what Dunwich was like at the height of its powers in the 13th Century, and the many exhibits cover Roman, Saxon, Medieval, Elizabethan, Jacobean Georgian and Victorian periods.
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Dunwich is part of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you love nothing more than a long walk beside the sea, a brisk stroll before lunch, cycling along quiet lanes, sailing iconic estuaries, or spending hours quietly watching some of the UK’s rarest wildlife, the beautiful landscape of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB has it all.
Just a short drive from Dunwich you will find RSPB Minsmere. Here you can spend a day spotting some the UKs rarest birds and wildlife including the Avocet, Bittern, Otter and Red Deer.
There are many events to take part in too; with guided walks, bird box building workshops, 4×4 safaris and stargazing to name but a few.
To read about the RSPB Minsmere please click here