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1912 CENTRE - VISITOR HOSTEL - DAY VENUE

Cow Lane, Kings Quay Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ES

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Welcome to our hostel in the old fire station. Situated in the heart of the Harwich  Conservation Area close to local tourist attractions and the sea. We offer self catering accomodation bunk house style for visiting groups of up to twenty six people. Free parking. Good public transport links. Visiting groups enjoy sole use of the Centre. The main recreational area of the Centre is available for day hire. 

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1912 Centre

The 1912 Centre is just 50 metres from the beach and promenade. Ideally placed for the coast and Harwich amenities. with cafes, pubs, restaurants and boat launching close by. 

Convenient for Harwich Town train station, bus terminus and the Essex Way long distance footpath. Public transport link to Harwich International Port for ferry passengers. 

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ACCOMODATION:The Centre offers six cabin style rooms with bunk beds, a central living and recreational area with views across the harbour from the lounge. Upper floor accomodation includes two rooms with two beds and two rooms with six beds. On the ground floor there is one six bed room and one four bed room with ensuite facilities. 

The centrally heated building has a self catering kitchen, showers, a drying room and ground floor disabled facilities. Visiting groups are welcome to bring their own sleeping bags, or for a small charge can hire duvets from the Centre. Groups will be expected to undertake certain domestic duties during their stay, and be responsible for leaving the Centre in a clean and tidy condition.

 See us in the new Harwich Guide for 2020! We’re on page 18.

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PLACES OF INTEREST: The streets of Harwich are lined with historic buildings overlooking a changing waterfront of visiting ships and yachts. Take a stroll round the town or a guided tour to take in buildings associated with the Mayflower story, Samuel Pepys and Horatio Nelson. The town museums, lighthouses, lifeboat station and lightship offer an insight into this rich maritime history. Call in at the Visitor Centre on Ha'Penny Pier to pick up information or to book a town tour.

Harwich has a large natural Harbour one of the busiest in the UK perhaps best known as a North Sea ferry port, as well as a safe haven for yachts, ocean going container ships and some of the largest cruise ships in the world. Ha'penny Pier; ideal for fishing, crabbing, seal spotting trips and excursions afloat by the foot ferry during the summer months to nearby Felixstowe, Landguard Fort, Shotley and the HMS Ganges museum.

The promenade links Harwich to the adjoining seaside resort of Dovercourt Bay which offers leisure facilities and Blue Flag beach, shops and cafes.

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SCOUTING: We welcome visiting Beaver, Cub and Scout groups and on request offer:

  • "Meet and Greet"
  • An activity area specifically resourced with outdoor training material for nature studies and craft activities with a 'scouting theme' - ideal for Pack Holidays or as a base for visiting scout groups.
  • Signposting to the many activities which take place in and around the area, e.g. leisure facilities including tennis courts, indoor swimming pool, roller rink, boating lake and a sports centre.
  • Help with activity programming and nature trails.
  • Collection of shopping on request.

DAY HIRE: The main central dining and recreational area of the 1912 Centre is available for day hire. The venue is suitable for meetings, exhibitions and clubs. The Centre benefits from being in a quiet residential area and is unsuited to noisy activities.

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ACCOMODATION:The Centre offers six cabin style rooms with bunk beds, a central living and recreational area with views across the harbour from the lounge. Upper floor accomodation includes two rooms with two beds and two rooms with six beds. On the ground floor there is one six bed room and one four bed room with ensuite facilities. 

The centrally heated building has a self catering kitchen, showers, a drying room and ground floor disabled facilities. Visiting groups are welcome to bring their own sleeping bags, or for a small charge can hire duvets from the Centre. Groups will be expected to undertake certain domestic duties during their stay, and be responsible for leaving the Centre in a clean and tidy condition.