Aldeburgh is a wonderfully traditional seaside town on the Suffolk Coast with pastel-coloured 19th century villas lining the promenade and local fishermen selling their produce from their fishing huts on the pebble-strewn beach to the east.
The busy high street has an excellent range of independent and well-known high street boutique clothes shops, art galleries, antique stores and bookshops as well as an independent cinema. Home to reputably the best fish and chip shop in the country, there is also an excellent choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes for visitors wishing to dine out; as well an award winning delicatessen and a variety of independent shops selling local produce and many take-aways for those preferring to eat in the comfort of the holiday home.
Home and birthplace of composer Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh has a wonderful classical music festival- founded by the composer- at nearby Snape Maltings, with fringe events taking place in locations throughout the town. Annual Literary and poetry festivals, a colourful and exciting carnival as well as Maggi Hambling’s Scallop on the beach and historic buildings such as the 400 year old Moot Hall, the Norman Church and Martello tower (which have survived the changes time) are all wonderful to see and provide an interesting aspect to this seaside town.
Guests with sea legs will enjoy the active yacht club, which teaches sailing to both juniors and adults throughout the summers. There are also two popular golf courses, all-weather tennis courts and a stunning countryside that can be explored by foot or bike for those looking for more relaxing adventures.
Aldeburgh caters for all ages, from boutique shopping, ice cream on the sea front, to sailing toy boasts on the boating lake, there is truly something for everyone. An Aldeburgh cottage is ideal for all holiday types from relaxing in front of a roaring fire to family fun on the beach collecting the pebbles you are sure to have a holiday to remember.