Westleton

Westleton
Westleton by Trevor Harris, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Westleton is a charming little village set on the beautiful Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to the renowned RSPB Minsmere and sits within easy reach of the wonderful towns of Southwold, Dunwich, and Aldeburgh.

St Peter, a 14th-century church in Westleton, was constructed by Sibton Abbey monks and features a tower which has fallen twice. The first time was due to a natural disaster, and the second was a result of a bombing during the Second World War. 

Westleton Heath National Nature Reserve is located just outside the village and is the perfect spot to enjoy nature at its best. 

Westleton
Westleton Heath by Chris Holifield, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Westleton is also home to two lovely pubs, The Westleton Crown and the White Horse. The Westleton Crown is a historic inn that dates all the way back to the 1200s. Today, the Crown is a beautiful hotel and eaterie where guests can rest their heads and indulge in some of the delicious dishes on offer. 

Westleton
Adrian Cable / The Crown Inn Public House, Westleton

Westleton is full of rustic charm and fascinating historical elements. Visitors can spend their days dining on delicious food and browsing through all the interesting material at the Chapel Book Store. The friendly community and astounding natural beauty of the town are sure to keep you captivated. 

RSPB Minsmere

Minsmere is an excellent location to visit, whatever your age. You can take part in a variety of activities at the RSPB Minsmere Discovery Centre, whether you are taking part in a family event or celebrating a birthday. The Wild Zone at Minsmere features den building, sand martin tunnels, and so much more to keep kids entertained for hours. 

Minsmere’s terrain includes woodland, coast, wetland, and heathland that are sure to take your breath away. Visitors can stroll through the incredible scenery and take in the diverse wildlife. You can also book a guided tour through the grounds to explore all RSPB Minsmere has to offer. 

Westleton
Bogbumper, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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