Harwich was recently included in The Times article ‘The 6 seaside towns everyone’s going to be talking about this summer’.

The article features some stalwarts of the English holiday scene such as Bournemouth in Dorset and Fistral in Cornwall; alongside some relatively undiscovered gems that have come into their own since the pandemic and the subsequent rise in staycation tourism.

Harwich, coming in at number 6, is described as a ‘pretty port town [with] many surprises’, full of  history, charming 17th-century houses, and the proximity to nature reserves has earnt it ‘Captain Pugwash charm’ status!

Milsom Hotels has been aware of the charms of Historic Harwich for many years and we all enjoy a visit to The Pier for their fabulous seafood and hospitality.  We can’t wait for the summer, when guests will once more be able to dine on the first floor balcony and watch the world and boats go by.

Take time to explore the town, visit the Harwich Museum, look out for the many mentions of the Mayflower and Captain Christopher Jones.  Walk along the promenade to the Blue Flag beach and if you have time, book a boat trip to see the seals on the Walton Backwaters. As you can see there’s always something going on in Harwich so make sure its top of your

Click here to read the full article on The Times website.


Special offer

If you’re thinking of discovering Harwich for yourself, make sure you take a look at our ‘Spring into The Pier’ special offer, which is available in April and May 2022 and includes:

  • Three course dinner with free choice from the full menu
  • Bed and full English breakfast
  • Cream tea (scones, jam and clotted cream)
  • Bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival

From £125.00 per person

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Fri 8 Apr 2022, Milsom Hotels