What's Special About Aldeburgh
We are delighted to share with you the wonderful coast and surrounding countryside of Aldeburgh. We are lucky enough to enjoy it on a daily basis, so here are a few things that we think make it so special.
Heritage to Relish
On the sea front in Aldeburgh lies Moot Hall, an old timber framed building, home to the Museum of Aldeburgh. It is estimated to be over 450 years old and is one of the best preserved Tudor buildings in the country, despite its exposed position on the Suffolk coast, an exciting piece of history. Visit this fascinating museum to learn all about the town of Aldeburgh from all the way back to the time of the Romans.
Just north of the Aldeburgh yacht club lies an impressive Martello tower. Built with the intention of keeping Napoleon out of England in the 19th century, these 40 feet towers were placed along the coast to protect the nearby towns and villages. Fortunately, these towers were never needed to fight off the French, but many are still visible along the coast and are extraordinary pieces of design.
Celebrating All Things Foody
Before you have even arrived in Aldeburgh, you will have probably heard about its renowned Fish and Chip Shop and the rumours are true, it is fantastic! Without a doubt you must eat there at least once whilst you are staying with us here in Suffolk. If you think you have eaten good fish and chips before, then think again because this is nothing like you have ever previously experienced.
If you came to stay in one of our self-catered holiday homes with the intention of cooking for yourself, then you must visit the Farmers’ Market at Snape Maltings. With a vast selection of locally produced meats, bread, fruit and vegetables, you are sure to find many delicious ingredients that you can transform into a mouth-watering feast.
Thank You For The Music
Aldeburgh Music host a fine selection of performances all year round at the Snape Maltings concert hall but in the summer, the Aldeburgh Festival and Snape Proms take the music to a different level. Internationally renowned performers descend on the venues from classical to folk and roots backgrounds. The Aldeburgh Festival features largely classical performers, in the beautiful setting of the Maltings in June, the warm evenings are perfect for events such as this.
The Snape Proms provide a concert every evening throughout the whole of August with music of all genres delighting young and old. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant overlooking the breath taking landscape of the estuary and then sit back and enjoy the incredible acoustics in the stunning 842 seat, converted Malthouse, concert hall.
She Sells Sea Shells
There is so much to occupy yourself with in Aldeburgh and the surrounding area that you could be forgiven for forgetting about the beach itself. Aldeburgh’s beach stretches out to the north and south of the town with the remains of weather beaten fishing boats to be seen along the way; don’t miss the opportunity to witness a beautiful east coast sunrise over this magnificent beach. Maggi Hambling’s stunning shell sculpture, as a tribute to the late Benjamin Britten with words from his opera Peter Grimes engraved on it, takes pride of place on the shingle.