Things to Do in Aldeburgh

Whatever time of year you’re planning to visit Aldeburgh and the Suffolk Coast, there are always lots of things to see and do…

Something for everyone...

Whatever your reason for visiting Aldeburgh you won’t be disappointed, as there are always lots of things to do to keep the whole family entertained. 

From the regular Aldeburgh events such as the annual Carnival, Snape Proms and other festivals, to leisurely strolls along the beach, great shopping, a lively cafe culture and of course the obligatory fish & chips!

Take a stroll on the beach

Aldeburgh beach is perfect for a leisurely stroll, with many things to see 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.

Visit Aldeburgh Museum

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

Visit the museum for an insight into the lives of the people of Aldeburgh past and present, from Anglo-Saxon burial rites to traditional fishing methods.

Enjoy Fish & Chips

No trip to the seaside is complete without sampling the local fish & chips. 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 queues!

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 and tides permitting)!

Visit RSPB Minsmere

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!

Regular events, classes and presentations are held throughout the year from birdwatching classes to walks, tours and presentations.


Can we help?

If you have any  queries at all please call Reception on 01728 452312 and we’ll be happy to assist.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Wentworth soon!