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An international port located on the estuary of the rivers Stour and Orwell in northeast Essex, Harwich is one of England's busiest coastal towns. It's also just 69 miles from London. Throughout history, the town has been a crucial port, providing a sheltered anchorage for many ships. The old town of Harwich is a conservation area, where you'll discover many historic buildings. The neighboring town of Dovercourt is a bit more modern, but equally quaint and fascinating to explore.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
When you're in Harwich, you'll definitely want to make a side trip to London. While you're there, explore the city, visiting Big Ben, the National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, Madame Tussaud's waxwork collection, the Tower of London, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Trafalgar Square, and so much more.
If you're in the area on a weekend, don't miss the famous Portobello Road Market in London's trendy Notting Hill area. You'll find everything from souvenirs to beautiful antiques and jewelry.
The pound sterling (GBP) is the official currency in England. Traveler's checks are widely accepted in banks, and credit cards can be used most places.
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