Southwold is a short walk along the river and over the Bailey bridge, or take the foot ferry rowed by local lass, Danni Church. Dogs welcome on the boat, too.

Explore this pretty seaside town, independent shops, eateries, museum, Sailors’ Reading Room, The Pier, The Electric Picture Palace, beach and golf club.  We recommend The Lord Nelson pub for a pint, near the beach.  The Southwold Festival takes place in June and Ways With Words Festival in the Autumn. Latitude Festival in July is located nearby in Henham. 

The Electric Picture Palace, Southwold

This is a quirky small, privately-run cinema showing films and hosting weekly guided tours on a Saturday. The cinema is also available to hire privately for parties and weddings. The building, itself,  is owned by the Southwold Film Society, a charitable trust, which created the Picture Palace from a 19th century stable and cart-shed in 2002. In 2012 it was extended into a garage at the east forming “Screen Two”, a foyer extension, screening room and gallery, with an office and archive above. The installation of a “Royal Box” increases the seating capacity from 68 to 70.

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