There are always lots of things to do in Aldeburgh.  It's such a wonderful town with lots going on.  From the regular Aldeburgh events such as the annual carnival, Snape Proms and other festivals, to leisurely strolls along the beach, great shopping and a lively cafe culture.  Whatever your reason for visiting this part of the Suffolk Coast, you won't be bored or disappointed - there's something for everyone!

A stroll along the beach

Aldeburgh beach is perfect for a leisurely stroll, with many things to do and reasons to stop along the way.  See the Martello Tower, the Aldeburgh lifeboat station, the quirky Beach Lookout Gallery and Maggi Hambling's Scallop sculpture.

Maggie Hambling sculpture Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh sun dial

Aldeburgh Through the Ages

Dating from the 16th century, Aldeburgh Museum is housed in Moot Hall - one of the most important timber-framed public buildings in England.


Shopping on Aldeburgh High Street

Some shopping perhaps?

Aldeburgh boasts a bustling high street crammed with independent shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants - you'll be delighted at what's on offer.

The Golden Galleon

Some say that the best fish & chips in the UK are served at this famous Aldeburgh landmark.  You can't miss it - look for the long queue!

Walk in Sailors’ Footsteps

Follow the historic Sailors' Path Walk from Aldeburgh to Snape Maltings (approx. 6 miles each way).  Do some shopping and enjoy a tasty lunch at Snape Maltings or the Plough & Sail.  You can always take a boat trip back (weather/tides permitting)!

Aldeburgh riverside reeds

Snape Maltings

Once a busy commercial port, Snape Maltings has been beautifully converted.  It now offers great shopping, good food and the world famous concert hall, making it very easy to while away an afternoon.


Aldeburgh Carnival

This annual event held every August is loved by locals and holidaymakers alike.  From marching bands to lollipop hunts, carnival processions and fireworks on the beach - it's a must see for all the family!


Discover Britten

Visit the Red House and see where the famous classical composer Benjamin Britten lived and worked.



Love wildlife?

Home to the BBC's Springwatch, The RSPB Minsmere reserve is just a short drive from Aldeburgh and offers wonderful walks through stunning countryside - and out onto the beach!  They hold regular events, classes and presentations throughout the year from birdwatching classes to walks, tours and presentations.


RSPB Minsmere reserve


There are always things to do in Aldeburgh, with many regular local events - it's one of the many reasons people keep coming back!

Whatever your reason for visiting the beautiful Suffolk Coast, there are always lots of things to do and see right here in Aldeburgh…  

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