Harwich, located in Essex, is one of the Haven ports and is situated on the North Sea coast. It is near Ipswich. During the mid 17th Century the town became a naval base and was subsequently heavily fortified. There are several sights of interest in the local area, including the quayside as well as the High Lighthouse and the Electric Palace Cinema. There are also a number of different Victorian shopfronts located in this charming seaside town as well. There are ample accommodation options in addition to a variety of eating establishments.
The English town of Harwich is located within the area of Essex. The town of Harwich is situated on the coast of the North Sea and it is one of the Haven Ports. The town is located within the district of Tendering. The nearby locations to the town of Harwich include Ipswich to the northwest, Felixstowe to the northeast and also Colchester to the southwest.
The town of Harwich is located on the estuaries of the River Orwell and the River Stour. Both of these estuaries are very useful to mariners as it creates a safe anchorage between the Humber and the Thames. The town has a wealth of significance within both the military and the civil world. The town first became a navel base during 1657 when it was heavily fortified.
The town of Harwich is very common for its architecture and it is highly regarded within regards to architectural heritage. The whole town except form the Navyard Wharf is classed as a conservation area.
The town of Harwich over the years has been home to a number of famous people including Christopher Jones who was the master and quarter of the Mayflower. The town was also the home to the ship that was known as the Mayflower.
The town of Harwich is home to a number of sporting clubs. For people that enjoy ball sports there is the Dovercourt and Harwich rugby club and also the Parkeston and Harwich football club. For people that enjoy water based sports the town is the home to Harwich and Dovercourt Sailing Club and also the Dovercourt Harwich and Parkeston Swimming Club.