Lowestoft is situated in Suffolk in eastern England. It is located directly between the North Sea and The Broads National Park. This coastal town offers much in the way to do and do for visitors, but it is perhaps most well known for the Seafront Air Festival, which is held over a two day period each year at Lowestoft South Beach. The festival first opened in 1996 and since that time has gained in popularity. The event is free and draws many aerial attractions over the course of the two days, including the most popular, that of the Red Arrows.
Lowestoft is a town that is literally split in two due to the sizeable lake which bisects the town into its current north and south divide. Some have called the town the "runt of England" and all throughout history, the town has had to endure more than its fair share of abuse and bullying from other places. During the Middle ages, when its fledging herring and fishing industry was beginning to develop itself as a seriously dominant presence within the local area, it had to endure the machinations of its envious neighbour, Great Yarmouth which tried its level best to squeeze the little town out of the business.
During the first and second world war, Lowestoft had to endure the unwanted and aggressive attention of the German Navy and Air force, and as a result of the sustained and intense bombing campaign that it endured during the second world war, this has meant that many mines even to this day are still being washed on the shores of the beach.
A visit to Lowestoft would not be complete without a visit to the gorgeous and simply breath taking Somerleyton Hall and Gardens which has a stunning landscape which is only matched by the remarkable interior design and decor. Somerleyton Hall is widely recognized as being one of prime examples of what l Tudor-Jacobean architecture is all about. Its history is just as rich and colourful as the various rooms throughout it, as the Hall was founded in 1240.