Home | Join | Login
Historic Market Towns
Pictures of Aldeburgh
in the county of Suffolk
Part of Aldeburgh's fascination is that it has managed to remain almost unaltered for decades, and just a short distance from its shingle beach on the beautiful Suffolk Heritage coast, there is a feast of lovely old properties, some dating back to the 16th-century. The Moot Hall is not to be missed, it was built in 1512 and now houses a small museum. In the town's 15th-century church dedicated to St.Peter and St.Paul, there is a memorial window and a bust commemorating one of Aldeburgh's celebrated sons' - the poet George Crabbe who was born in the town in 1754. His poem 'The Borough' dramatically recalls the harsh life of Suffolk coastal folk in Crabbe's day. Benjamin Brittain, who came to the town and stayed, used this poem as the basis for his famous opera, Peter Grimes. It was Brittain who started the world acclaimed Aldeburgh Festival of Music which is now held at nearby Snape in a grand concert venue developed out of disused Maltings. Snape Maltings is exceptional, not only does it have the concert hall but the complex includes shops, boutiques, art and antique galleries and restaurants.
Aldeburgh is a bustling little place where you can purchase fresh fish on the unspoilt sea front whilst enjoying a delightful stroll drinking in the quiet atmosphere and admiring the endless flow of colourful fishing boats, smart yachts and sea-sport enthusiasts.
Though on a smaller scale, there still exists a thriving fishing industry, and the visitor can take pleasure in seeing old fishing huts and working boats bringing in their catch in from the sea. The Royal National Lifeboat Station makes an interesting visit, it's main attraction is the famous Aldeburgh Lifeboat.
Away from the beach there are delightful shops to browse and pleasant restaurants featuring fresh fish and seafood. For those who prefer a more traditional seaside special, there is an excellent fish and chip shop. The town hosts a number of year round events these include a colourful annual carnival which culminates in a twilight lantern procession and a beachside firework display.
South of Slaughden Quay, you can see the Martello tower, this was the last in a chain of defences built against Napoleon in the 1800's.
Along this part of the Suffolk Heritage coast there is a host of interesting coastal villages, each with much to offer - these include Thorpness with its lovely Mere, water-tower and windmill, and Orford which has an 800 year old castle.
For further information, please visit www.aldeburgh-uk.com
Planning a visit to Aldeburgh?
Nearby towns & villages..
in the county of Suffolk(2.0 miles, 3.3 km, direction N of Aldeburgh)
Thorpeness's quaint village sign gives the visitor some hint of the surprises to come, it depicts the House in the Clouds and Windmill, for which the village is most noted...
in the county of Suffolk(4.2 miles, 6.8 km, direction W of Aldeburgh)
Snape is not simply unique for its beautiful location at the head of the River Alde, it is also unique as a village with an international reputation for music...
in the county of Suffolk(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction N of Aldeburgh)
The beach here is of sand and shingle, it is safe for swimming except around the harbour entrance. The restored pier is a great attraction with an amusement arcade at the shore end...
in the county of Suffolk(20.3 miles, 32.7 km, direction W of Aldeburgh)
This is a town that can trace its history back to the Stone-Age, it has been a successive settlement throughout the ages and has been populated by settlers from the Iron-Age,.....
in the county of Essex(20.9 miles, 33.6 km, direction SW of Aldeburgh)
The great seafarers of centuries have left the shores of England, these include Raleigh, Drake, Frobisher and Admiral Lord Nelson, all of whom brought glory for England...All towns in Suffolk
Complete A to Z of towns in England
These are the evocative remains of an abbey founded when the order of the land was God first, followed by King and country. The.....
Visitors to this lovely town wishing to see the Nature Reserve have to catch a ferry from Orford Quay. The reserve is the.....
Orford Castle stands guard over the coast from a high vantage position above the River Alde. It was built by Henry II in the.....
On reaching the curve of Market Hill a quaint, colourful sign proclaims to the visitor that you have arrived in the pretty market.....
Sutton Hoo can be found amongst the marshy creeks and reedy rivers of Suffolk. It is perhaps most famous as the setting of one.....
Landguard Fort lies off the southern end of Felixstowe. The first fort was built here by Henry VIII in the 1540's to guard the.....
All attractions in Aldeburgh
All attractions in Suffolk
Complete A to Z of attractions in England
Hotels & Accommodation in Aldeburgh
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England (0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England (0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
2 Coastguard Court
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England (0.8 miles, 1.3 km)
The Butchers Arms Freehouse
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England (1.5 miles, 2.5 km, direction NW)
The Dolphin Inn
Thorpeness, Suffolk, England (2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction N)
All Accommodation in Aldeburgh..
Please login to make a review
Nearby travel help
Random England fact:
In 849, King Alfred the Great was born in the market town of Wantage, Oxfordshire. He was one of only two kings to be given the epithet "The Great", the other being King Canute.
Please like us on Facebook to get all the latest pictures each day - Thank you!
© 2001-2016 Pictures of England.com - All rights reserved
PestControl-Supermarket.com - Worldwide Pest Control Supermarket Price Comparisons including England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.