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Aldeburgh

October 4th, 2010 by
Categories: Suffolk Towns A-Z

Aldeburgh is an attractive little seaside town. Between the 15th and 17th Centuries it was also an important harbour. It is from this period that the Moot Hall dates.

Aldeburgh was the birth place of George Crabbe (in 1754). Composer Benjamin Britten had his home in Aldeburgh and formed the Aldeburgh Festival which includes the Proms at nearby Snape Maltings.

Above England’s most northerly Martello Tower at the end of the sea front was one of many dotted along the Suffolk Coast. Dating back to Napoleonic times it formed part of England’s defence against the French.

Left: Aldeburgh’s streets are littered with beautiful fisherman’s cottages, many with Dutch gables.

Below: On the spit looking over the Ness towards Orford

At the Royal National Lifeboat Station you can see the famous Aldeburgh lifeboat and learn a little of it’s history.

Fresh and locally caught fish is available for sale every day of the week from the various huts and boats on the shoreline.

Also worth visiting and just a few minutes drive is Thorpeness. This totally unique village can be reached by taking the coast road north out of the town.

Where to stay
The Brudenell Hotel, The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BU.
Tel: 01728 452071.

The White Lion Hotel, Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BJ.
Tel: 01728 452720.

Wentworth Hotel, Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Tel: 01728 452312

The Uplands, Victoria Road , Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5DX.
Tel: 01728 452420.

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