Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Southwold (A Coach Trip in Southwold)

"Southwold" is the destination of a Coach Trip devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours, leaving at 8am and due to return about 9pm.

These excursions are an excellent way of soaking up some Local History.

Colin will be leading a Guided Walk around Southwold, and giving a commentary along the way.

The coach will be leaving from St. Margarets Bus Station, in Leicester City Centre.

Southwold is a lovely old seaside town on the Suffolk coast. It is almost, but not quite, an island, being bounded by the North Sea, the River Blyth and Buss Creek.

The town is very proud of Southwold Pier, which has been rebuilt over the last few years by a local millionaire. The beach is very popular, and beach huts have been recently selling for large sums of money.

George Orwell was a frequent visitor to Southwold as a young man. His real name was Eric Blair, but he took the name of the River Orwell, a Suffolk river which flows through Ipswich into the North Sea. He was the author of "1984" and "Animal Farm", coining the expressions "Big Brother is watching you" and "all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others".

One of Southwold's best-known landmarks is the lighthouse, which peeps up from cottages in the town. Probably its best-known business is Adnam's Brewery, which still uses carthorses to pull its drays.

The superb parish church is dedicated to St. Edmund, the King of East Anglia who was martyred by the Danish invaders.

Southwold's timeless beauty is added to by the nine greens around which the town is built.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Southwold' costs £23.00 per person, or £23.00 if paying in advance. The coach trip begins at St. Margarets Bus Station, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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