Ha'penny Pier

One of the UK's only surviving wooden, working piers, attracts thousands of visitors to Harwich each year.

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.

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