HISTORY AND TRADITION
The Wentworth Hotel was originally the Wentworth Castle Hotel, named after Lord Wentworth,a landowner who owned a large estate surrounding the hotel, hence Wentworth Road.
Lord Wentworth was invited to open the first Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, in 1948. This was initially held at the Jubilee Hall.
Significant events have included the hotel being used to house troops during the World War and the disastrous flooding during the infamous flood of 1958.
Today the hotel is under the third generation of the Pritt family and is managed by Michael Pritt
THE TOWN - ALDEBURGH
Aldeburgh is situated halfway between Lowestoft and Ipswich on the beautiful Suffolk coast and is seven miles from the A12
It is a traditional seaside town with a pebble beach and many individual shops and has been home to the Britten Pears Music Festival since 1948. Aldeburgh continues to be a popular destination for music lovers as the festival's reputation has grown, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Other events in Aldeburgh include the annual carnival held on the third Monday in August. There is also the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in November, organised by The Poetry Trust, which is also held in nearby Snape, and the Aldeburgh Literary Festival, which takes place in March. Aside from music and the arts Aldebirgh is a great place for families and those enjoying a quiet getaway
The Wentworth Hotel is the ideal base for visiting the towns of Southwold, Dunwich, Walberswick and Beccles, Ipswich is 40 minutes away, whilst the city of Norwich is just over an hour's drive from the hotel.
Minsmere is an RSPB site and renowned for the Marsh Harrier and the Bittern
There are also excellent opportunities for sailing and golf - Aldeburgh has its own golf club and Thorpeness' golf club is only 1.5 miles away.
Snape Maltings makes an ideal spot for shopping.
A choice of coastal and countryside walks are also in abundance.