The town & port of Harwich is located in the North-Eastern corner of Essex and is on a peninsula that sits in  Harwich Harbour overlooking Suffolk and the North Sea.


By Road

The A120 runs from Stansted Airport to Harwich and ends on Harwich Quay.

From London & the South East take the A12 towards Colchester and join the A120(E) to the North of Colchester.

From East Anglia, the Midlands & the North take the A1/A14 to Ipswich and join the A12 (west-bound)there. Join the A120(E) to the north of Colchester.


By Rail

Travel from London Liverpool St on any Norwich or Ipswich service that stops at Manningtree. Change here for the Harwich branch line – get a ticket to Harwich Town (the end of the line!) Other connections are available from Cambridge & Norwich.

Harwich Town Station serves Historic Harwich, the home of the Festival. Dovercourt Station is by the shops & banks and Harwich International (Parkeston Quay) is the ferry & cruise terminal.


By Coach

Take National Express to Colchester Bus Station and change onto one of the X15/102/103/104 services for Harwich. Harwich Bus Station is next to Harwich Town Railway Station.


By Bike

Harwich is on Cycle Route 51 and the Essex Way.


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For a map of the festival venues, go to the Venues page