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The Meare

The Meare, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
+44 1728 832523
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You can create memories at the Mere

Been coming here since I was a child. The mere is great for families with children of all ages... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tampa, Florida
via mobile
Amazing village with a man made waterway

We visited this town several times and walked around the Meare. There are several places to get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“rowing boat” (13 reviews)
“peter pan” (13 reviews)
“boating lake” (11 reviews)
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The Meare, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
+44 1728 832523
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been coming here since I was a child. The mere is great for families with children of all ages. Spend some time renting a boat and exploring the islands. Great views of the House In The Clouds and Windmill. Lots of ducks and swans. Plenty...More

Thank Sinbad06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this town several times and walked around the Meare. There are several places to get lunch/tea. The village is great to walk around. We went on a cold day in Feb but this must be so lovely in the summer.

Thank becky248
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meare is a lovely family location . Offering plenty of amenities 2 cafes ,one of which is located on the meare itself and the other across the road with access to the beach .

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 24 November 2017

In the centre of the village of Thorpeness it makes an interesting place to walk around and look at the swans

Thank pauln690
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Get a boat and explore the Meare with its islands waterways. A great way to spend a couple of hours. The boathouse on the Meare is a beautiful wooden structure from a time gone by. Relaxing and fun.

Thank gordonascott
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

What a lovely area to bring the family. Lovely boats for hire and quaint little islands along the river, some you can actually get off on. Ice cream available at the cafe. Also places to have a meal. You can buy bird food to feed...More

Thank Kimborella
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Walked to the village along the coastal path from Aldburgh. Interesting village with some odd houses as well as idyllic village lake.

Thank richardmK7956VE
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We hired a rowing boat for 2 hours, just 2 adults, which cost £19. We took a leisurely pace around the Meare and still didn't cover it all. The boat itself had seen better days but seemed safe and had a steering rudder which was...More

1  Thank Bungle27
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Row around the shallow pond and let your imagination drift to fairy tales and all things Peter Pan. Nice fun thing to do

Thank Blackwater_13
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Well worth finding when in the area. Great selection of boats from kayaks to large 6 seater boats or cosy 2 seaters. Lots of little islands to moor up and explore, with a loose Peter Pan theme. I'd do two hours next time, and take...More

Thank SimeyWimey
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Yasmin P
4 August 2017|
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Response from frue1504 | Reviewed this property |
20 for a boat.
Teresa S
27 July 2017|
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Response from Globalfriend8 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, sorry. I didn't see anyone in their own.
Nicola R
6 July 2017|
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Response from Powerpack36 | Reviewed this property |
Checked with the Boatman yesterday evening and they do not hire out for the day. however if you go and see them on your arrival he maybe able to do something depending on how many people and for how long.