Hiring a car in Lowestoft also makes it a doddle to move around the town with ease...
Many towns and cities in Britain claim historic roots, but Lowestoft is certainly one of the oldest sites of human habitation anywhere in the UK. A recent discovery of flint tools dates occupation here back to hundreds of thousands of years ago. Lowestoft, however, is better known for its Victorian seaside splendour than its ancient history and families have flocked to the Suffolk coast for decades for a healthy dose of sea air and refreshing sea bathing.
Situated in the very north of the county, just minutes from the Norfolk border, Lowestoft is a great base for explorations. From the serenity of the Norfolk Broads to the broad sands of the area's beaches, the region is packed with nature reserves, coastal trails, holiday parks and historic towns and villages - golden family memories are made every minute of every day in this picturesque part of England.
Before you jump in your hire car, eager to explore the best of the east, check out Lowestoft and its many attractions. A visit to the beach is a must of course; fish and chips merely a recommendation. See the Royal Plain Fountains that dance and delight youngsters during hot summer days and take a promenade along the piers, tracing the footsteps of the Victorians who blazed the holiday trail to Lowestoft.
A number of guided and do-it-yourself tours also offer interesting insights into the history and maritime heritage of this town by the sea. When you've discovered all you want to know about Lowestoft, there are many pleasant cafés, bars and restaurants in which to rest your weary feet and enjoy some fresh local produce.
Hitting the open road is easy if you arrange car rental in Lowestoft. You can collect your pre-booked vehicle at a downtown location and be in the driving seat within minutes. Finding a great deal on car hire is also a breeze; simply enter your requirements into TravelSupermarket's search tool and we'll show you the best rates.
When you book car rental, Lowestoft becomes a fantastic base. Travel along the coast or head inland for precious holiday adventures...
Confine your travels to Suffolk if you wish, though Norfolk is just minutes away and full of tourist treasures.
If you do stay in Suffolk, there's a host of wonderful places to see. On the coast alone you are spoilt for choice with nature reserves, traditional fishing villages and pleasant seaside resorts. Aldeburgh is a popular choice and not just for its fine sea views and striking architecture - it's also got the best fish and chips in Suffolk, official! It takes an hour to drive from Lowestoft to Aldeburgh but the coastal journey is divine. Southwold is only half an hour away and another quintessentially British seaside town. Suffolk is also known as Constable Country, as the famous painter was born here in 1776 and the landscape inspired many of his glorious works depicting bucolic England.
Heading north from Lowestoft, you'll hit Norfolk before you can say “windmills” and “beaches”. The flatness of the land allows for uninterrupted views that go on and on, capturing scenes of gorgeous sandy beaches, nature reserves, quaint villages and the charming waterways of the Norfolk Broads.
Tourism highlights in Norfolk include the family seaside destination of Great Yarmouth, which is a mere 20-minute drive from Lowestoft, and the bustling city of Norwich, only 45 minutes by road. There are isolated beaches galore along the Norfolk coast and bird watchers will be in their element in the many protected strips of seashore that attract all manner of feathery creatures.
There is so much to see in this pretty and peaceful part of England and renting a car really is the most convenient way to make the most of your time here.