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Unesco lines up Lowestoft for World Heritage status

Lowestoft town centre
Lowestoft town centre, a place to behold (Photo: Google StreetView)

Unesco say Lowestoft could get World Heritage status if Liverpool loses the accolade next month.

A report by the World Heritage Committee identifies the Suffolk resort as a worthy contender, thanks to its extraordinary architecture and history.

With Liverpool set to lose out because new developments had caused “serious deterioration and irreversible loss of attributes”, Lowestoft’s old ways are much admired.

Kiss-me-quick style holidays, a nearby Pontins, and not one but two piers, combined with a proud fishing industry, make Lowestoft the ideal place for World Heritage status.

It is also the most easterly point in Britain, although suspiciously close to Norfolk.

Lowestoft pier
Architectural treasures abound

Lowestoft tourism boss Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “Lowestoft is rich in culture, architecture and international intrigue.

“Frankly, we’re not surprised we might get World Heritage status.”

The Unesco World Heritage Committee meets next month to make its final decision.

The pretty Suffolk town of Haverhill, which has been a favourite cultural destination for nearly 1,000 years, is also in the running, but Lowestoft has the edge thanks to its association with herrings.

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