Just a mile north of Aldeburgh, you'll find the fascinating seaside village of Thorpeness, built as a holiday resort in the 1920s by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, an architect and barrister. Ogilive wanted to create somewhere where he, his friends and his colleagues could go on holiday, and almost all of the village was built in the early 20th Century.
The mock-Tudor buildings are now iconic hallmarks of Thorpeness along with its Mere, a large shallow boating lake with a series of islands, which is a really lovely thing to do with the family or for a romantic row about! Other amenities include the Dolphin Inn, the Thorpeness Hotel with its 18-hole golf club and a country club with tennis courts. The beaches in this part of Suffolk are mainly shingle and an RSPB reserve can be found just south of the village.
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