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5 Reasons to Holiday in Aldeburgh and Thorpeness

Written by Leah Smith on

If you’re planning on visiting the Suffolk Coast this year then we think there are two must-see locations you’re sure to love – the seaside town of Aldeburgh and the seaside village Thorpeness.

Aldeburgh is an upmarket seaside town which attracts a wide range of visitors throughout the year including families, actors, artists and couples. It has a beautiful beach and you can even watch the local fishermen pull up their boats and sell their catch on the shingle.

Just two miles away from Aldeburgh you’ll discover the magical village of Thorpeness which has its centrepiece lake known as the Meare, which was inspired by the author of Peter Pan, character architecture and shingle beach.

If the above isn’t enough to lure you into the charm of the Aldeburgh coastline, carry on reading as we reveal five reasons to visit this beautiful part of Suffolk.

1) Discover Benjamin Britten
Visit The Red House in Aldeburgh and discover the life and works of composer Benjamin Britten. The house is where Britten spent the last decades of his life and you can take a tour of the studio where he wrote many of his works.

2) Fish ‘n’ Chips
Aldeburgh is renowned for its fish ‘n’ chips with its unchanged method of frying since the 1960s, so there’s no wonder they are so popular and talked of! There are three fish ‘n’ chip shops in which you can sample some of this British favourite – The Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop, The Golden Galleon and The Upper Deck.

3) An Art Lovers Paradise
Aldeburgh attracts art lovers far and wide with its wealth of galleries, exhibitions, concerts and poets. You can see Maggi Hambling’s Scallop sculpture on the beach, enjoy a range of concerts at Snape Maltings, visit the Moot Hall museum and discover a range of artworks at the Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts shop.

4) Boating on the Meare
Hire a kayak, rowing boat, dinghies or sail boat along the Meare in Thorpeness. The Meare opens from spring until the summer season and other times of the year dependent on the weather. The landings are named after the story of Peter Pan. A great activity for families during the warmer season.

5) Discover Wildlife
Both Aldeburgh and Thorpeness are surrounded by wonderful landscapes and some great walking and cycling trails in which to take advantage of birdwatching and other stunning wildlife.

We have some fantastic Aldeburgh and Thorpeness holiday cottages which are well worth a look. Ranging from cosy fisherman’s cottages to contemporary apartments there’s plenty of choice when booking your Suffolk coastal holiday. 

Leah Smith

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