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Over a thousand acres of heath and marshland around Walberswick are protected as an Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB). The seaside town of Southwold is within strolling distance along one of the many beautiful walks in and around Walberswick. St Andrews Church is at the top of the village, the size of the ruins demonstrating how wealthy and large the Parish once was. In fact this was the village’s third church built at the end of the 15th Century. Once prosperous, the church lost its tithes, became decayed and – would you believe it – had to be finally partly dismantled to provide for repairs and restoration to the south aisle. Within Walberswick there are tea rooms, restaurants, two public houses, an art gallery, original crafts and gift shops. Fresh fish can be bought from Uncle Fred in Church Lane and from the harbour huts on the Southwold side of the River Blyth, which itself may be crossed either by a bailey bridge or the foot ferry that runs during the summer months. A wide variety of flora and fauna makes Walberswick popular with ramblers and visitors alike. A major attraction for children in summer is crabbing by the harbour, where bridges and river banks become crammed with buckets and lines. In 2010 Walberswick hosted the thirtieth British Open Crabbing Championship. Over the years this annual family event has raised useful funds for various charities and good causes, both local and national, while participants enjoy the delights of this simple outdoor pleasure. Walberswick is a very beautiful village but the very factors that make it so popular with tourists, and indeed its inhabitants, have meant that – recently – management schemes have had to be put in place so that the village and its wonderful environs may be preserved for this and future generations.

  • For bookings and enquiries

    tel: 01502 475196

    mob: 07736 161003

    email: thesuffolkbyre@gmail.com

  • About The Suffolk Byre

    The property was once home for cattle owned by the local farm, and this is why we decided to rename it The Byre. The barns were established in the early 1800's. We bought the land and the barns in 1990 and have been working on it since, to make it the beautiful home it is now.
  • Location

    Perfectly situated within easy reach of Beccles our main town, and close to the coastline of Southwold and Lowestoft, The Byre is a great base for your stay in the tranquil Suffolk countryside.
  • The local area

    Suffolk is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in East Anglia, England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. Beccles is an historic market town that boasts a variety of natural amenities, including the river Waveney.
  • Contact Us

    tel: 01502 475196
    mob: 07736 161003
    email: thesuffolkbyre@gmail.com


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