Aldeburgh is a coastal town in the county of Suffolk in the United Kingdom. The town is a popular destination for weekend visitors and has a very high percentage of second homes. The town is famous for its large shingle beaches, traditional fishermans huts, local fish sales and has its very own yacht club. It is also famous for the Aldeburgh Festival of Arts and the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festivals, however both of these festivals actually don’t take place in Aldeburgh at all, and are actually held a short car or bus ride away at Snape Maltings in Snape.
Popular attractions in Aldeburgh are the Moot Hall, Martello Tower and the controversial Scallop by Maggi Hambling. In the lunchtimes and evenings enormous queues of people gather outside of the towns two chip shops, one of which is acclaimed by many as being one of the best in the UK.
During the summer ‘season’, the town becomes a crowded bustling haven for holiday makers from London and home counties, some of whom choose to take second homes, this in turn makes the town very quiet in the out of season months.
Aldeburgh provides plentiful parking at reasonable rates, visitors can park on the main High Street or at a number of car parks situated right next to the beach. If you are feeling adventurous, why not take a walk up the beach to see the Scallop by Maggi Hambling, then have a nice hot chocolate from one of the many tea rooms in the area.
Aldeburgh boasts a blue shingle beach, therefore footwear is essential. We recommend our friends at Crocs, they are currently offering a winter sale.
The town is of course famous for it’s links to music, in particular Benjamin Britten, but is also famous for regular visits from Johnny Depp, John Cusack and lead singer of Jamiroquai Jay Kay.