Constructed in 1853 it was a popular departure point for paddle steamers until the First World War. The name of the pier originates from the ½d (half an old penny) toll that was charged.
Today, the charming and typically 19th century ticket office is home to the local historical society. The Visitor Centre is open daily from 1 May to 30 September and free guided tours of Old Harwich run every Wednesday and Saturday in the summer at 2pm.
One of Britain’s first cinemas.
Harwich’s Guildhall is a Grade I listed building and is the administrative home for Harwich Town Council.
An anti-Napoleonic circular fort commanding the harbour.
This unique, historic vessel is the only surviving lightship not to have been stripped of its accommodation and it has been restored by a dedicated team of volunteers.
The Alma Inn & Dining Rooms
Ideally located within moments of the quay or a five minute walk from Harwich town station.
The Pier Hotel, Harwich
The Pier at Harwich is a very special destination for lovers of great food and drink.
The Tower Hotel
Set in an 1855 mansion, this stately, Italian-style hotel features ornate period ceilings and period features.
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