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Getting Here

The Landguard Peninsula is located at the most southerly point of the town of Felixstowe in Suffolk.

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Getting HereBy Car: Take the A14 towards Felixstowe. At the large roundabout beside the water tower (junction 60), turn right, remaining on the A14 (the Port of Felixstowe road). Then at the next roundabout go straight on towards the town centre. Cross over the railway level crossing, then turn right at the traffic lights onto Langer Road.

There are two main areas at Landguard:
Manor Terrace - from Langer Road turn left onto Manor Road, signed with a brown/white sign showing a bird and parking. The road bears right into Manor Terrace. Follow this to the car park at the end. Manor Terrace is a great starting point for exploring the Nature Reserve.
View Point - from Langer/Carr Road (just after passing the Suffolk Sands Caravan Park), turn left onto View Point Road. This road (with speed bumps) will take you down to the main car parks for the Fort, Museum, View Point Cafe, View Point and Ferry.

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Drive Times (approx): London 2 hours, 40 minutes | Ipswich 30 minutes | Colchester 47 minutes | Cambridge 1 hour, 26 minutes | Norwich 1 hour, 30 minutes

By CarCar Park Charges:
Operates every day (including bank holidays) from 0800-1800.
Up to 30 minutes - Free
Up to 2 hours - £1.50
Up to 4 hours - £3.00
Over 4 hours - £4.00

Pay for your parking session either via the RingGo app at using your credit/debit card or via the onsite pay and display machine (note: coins only), including the free 30 minute ticket option. The RingGo location is 44466.

Parking fees apply for all including Blue Badge holders. Monthly and annual tickets are available via RingGo only.

The revenue from car park charging will be used to benefit the nature and heritage at Landguard.


By BusBy Bus: FirstGroup route 77 from/to Ipswich drops you off right outside Landguard Fort on View Point Road.

This bus also stops opposite Great Eastern Square which is convenient for the Felixstowe train station (see below).


By TrainBy Train: The nearest train station is at Felixstowe - which is 2½ miles away from the Landguard Peninsula.

Greater Anglia operate a regular hourly service from Ipswich to Felixstowe throughout the day (around 30 minutes journey time). From the station you can either catch a taxi or take the FirstGroup route 77 bus (from opposite Great Eastern Square).


By FerryBy Ferry: The Harwich Harbour Foot and Bicycle Ferry runs from the John Bradfield Viewing Area at Felixstowe to Harwich and Shotley. It is the only ferry service connecting Suffolk and Essex.

Ferry closed, reopens Easter 2024. Please visit the website for full timings and fares.


By BicycleBy Bicycle: Sustrans Route 51 (part of the National Cycle Network) runs from Ipswich to Landguard.

The route passes directly through the Landguard Nature Reserve, from the Manor Terrace car park to the John Bradfield Viewing Area.