The Landguard Peninsula is located at the most southerly point of the town of Felixstowe in Suffolk.
How to get here
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, Visitor Centre, View Point and Ferry.
By Bus: First Group route 77 from Ipswich to Felixstowe Dock drops you off right outside Landguard Fort on View Point Road. This bus also stops opposite Great Eastern Square which is convienent for the Felixstowe train station (see below). From the end of July to the end of August, a open-top CitySightseeing bus operates in Felixstowe, again connecting Landguard with the town centre and seafront.
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 First Group route 77 bus (from opposite Great Eastern Square) down to Landguard.
By Ferry: If you are arriving at Harwich in Essex by ferry or cruise ship, and have some spare time then why not pop across the water to visit us? The Harwich Harbour Foot and Cycle Ferry runs from the Ha'penny Pier in Harwich to the John Bradfield Viewing Area at Felixstowe. It is the only public ferry service connecting Essex and Suffolk. The vessel runs from Easter to the end of September.
2013 operational schedule: 29 March to 1 April; then weekends only until 5 May; daily service from 6 May to 9 September, weekends only 14-29 Sept. Please visit the website above for details of ferry times.
By Bicycle: Sustrans Route 51 (part of the National Cycle Network) runs from Ipswich to Landguard.