This hugely attractive seaside town grew through Victorian times to become one of the UK’s premier resorts. Perhaps best known for its charming beach huts, Southwold offers a wide range of activities and interests. Its road layout leading away from the seafront confers a dual personality: the unspoilt beach stretches away to the south of town giving a more country feel, whilst the town centre itself looks more like a traditional inland market town than a seaside resort and this is no bad thing. Every visit should include Southwold Pier (www.southwoldpier.co.uk), not only for its outlook but for Tim Hunkin’s fabulous Victorian-inspired ‘amusement machines’. The Swan Hotel is recommended. Southwold is well served by websites offering further reading: see www.exploresouthwold.co.uk, www.southwold.info and www.visitsouthwold.co.uk.