Explore Dunwich, Suffolk
On the Eastern coast, Dunwich was once a thriving port, similar in size to London but storms, erosion and floods have almost wiped out this once prosperous village which was the capital of East Anglia.
All that now remains are a few cottages where once there was six churches, three chapels, two monasteries and even a mint.
It's rumoured that most of it is under the sea and on a quiet day it's said you can hear the church bells of the doomed village still ringing out ...
Dunwich Heath is one of Suffolk's most important and scenic conservation areas and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and tourists looking to experience the true beauty of Suffolk.
A rare and precious habitat, Dunwich Heath offers you peace and quiet and a true sense of being at one with nature. Every visit is a real breath of fresh air. Head down to the beach, or stop for a while in the tearoom.
Get closer to nature at RSPB Minsmere. Each season brings its own delights and sensory experiences. The woods and reedbeds resound with birdsong in spring. Still summer days see darting dragonflies and flitting butterflies take centre stage. Autumn brings a blaze of colour and prehistoric bellows of rutting red deer stags. Winter sees flocks of ducks at their glorious best set off by golden reedbeds and vast Suffolk skies. More info ...