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


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By 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 then bears right into Manor Terrace. Follow this to the car park at the end. There is free parking and public toilets. Manor Terrace provides 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, Viewing Area and Visitor Centre (View Point Cafe).

By 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 Train: Greater Anglia operate a regular hourly service from Ipswich throughout the day (around 30 minutes journey time). The train station at Felixstowe town centre is 2½ miles away from the Landguard Peninsula. Either catch a taxi or take the FirstGroup route 77 bus (from opposite Great Eastern Square).

By 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 public ferry service connecting Suffolk and Essex. The Harwich Harbour Foot and Bicycle Ferry is now closed until Spring 2022. Please visit the website for full timings and fares. It is advisable to buy tickets online in advance, or first come first served on board. The ferry will only operate in safe weather. 01728 666329.

By Bicycle: Sustrans Route 51 (part of the National Cycle Network) runs from Ipswich to Landguard. The route passes directly through the Landguard Nature Reserve.