A picturesque seaside town with a connection to composer Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh boasts a beautiful countryside with historic sites and a vibrant arts and music scene. Its promenade is dotted with pastel-coloured 19th-century buildings, while its beautiful beach reveals traditional fishing boats and local fish shacks tucked against a sea wall.
Things to do
Follow in the footsteps of the famous composer Benjamin Britten at The Red House, where he and his partner once lived and worked. You’ll be able to experience where the musical magic happened in The Studio, where he composed, and can explore the Gallery, historic Library and Gardens.
Visit Aldeburgh’s historic Martello Tower, where 12-metre-high towers were built in the 19th century to keep the invading Napoleonic armies at bay. Wander along the coast and take in the fascinating architecture and design.
For a dose of retail therapy, take a leisurely walk along High Street to discover clothing boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. Brand names like Fat Face and Jack Wills sit next to independent bookshops and seaside ice cream shops.
Catch a screening of a classic film, live show or special event at the historic Aldeburgh Cinema. Its been in operation since 1919 and features an elegant atmosphere with its original furnishings, such as Art Deco lights.
A car is the most convenient way to get around Aldeburgh, while there are buses that travel to Ipswich, Leiston and Halesworth. The nearest train station is in Saxmundham, 15 minutes away by car, with services to Ipswich and London Liverpool Street.
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