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The Scallop Aldeburgh

The Scallop

The Scallop, a giant four-metre high stainless steel scallop shell has stood tall on the Suffolk coast for just over a decade and is the work of renowned local artist, Maggi Hambling.
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Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema

If you have tired yourself out from a day of trekking around the great Suffolk coastline, sit back, relax and catch a movie at Aldeburgh’s beautifully quaint, historic cinema.
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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Dating back to 1865, Snape Maltings has become a world-renowned landmark on the Suffolk Coast with a selection of shops selling local produce, kitchenware, arts and clothes.
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The Aldeburgh Bookshop

The Aldeburgh Bookshop

A quaint little book store situated on Aldeburgh high street and winner of the the Independent Bookshop of the Year Award, at the National Book Awards.
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Thorpeness Emporium

Overlooking the beautiful Meare, Thorpeness Emporium is situated in and around the Beach House at the heart of Thorpeness village, housed in a new purpose built building that was completed in 2013.
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Britten Trail

The Britten Trail was created to celebrate the life of acclaimed composer Benjamin Britten, created by the community of which he was such a prominent part.
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Aldeburgh Studio Trail

This popular and relatively new art-focussed trail invites you to visit 20 artists in their studios during the three weekends of the Aldeburgh Festival.
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Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts

Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts offers quality yet affordable artwork in relaxed surroundings, and is a great place to visit for lovers of art and culture.
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The Red House

Situated off a secluded leafy lane in Aldeburgh you can discover the place where Britten lived and worked.
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Aldeburgh Music

Snape Maltings is home to Aldeburgh Music and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, with a rich program of music events all year round.
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Aldeburgh Moot Hall Museum

A fantastic museum in one of Aldeburgh's most important buildings, the Moot Hall.
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Flipside Festival

Taking place in Snape (five miles inland from Aldeburgh), Flipside is a literary festival that celebrates Brazilian culture.
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Halesworth Arts Festival

Held on 10th-25th October 2015, The New Cut Arts Centre in Halesworth hosts the annual arts festival which is about 33 minutes drive from Aldeburgh.
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Southwold Festival of Words

The literature themed festival comes to the seaside resort of Southwold for 5 days on the 5-9th November 2015.
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Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

The annual celebration of national and international contemporary poetry returns to Aldeburgh on the 6-8th November 2015 to celebrate its 27th anniversary.
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Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

Aldeburgh Documentary Festival will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on the 13-15th November 2015.
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Aldeburgh Lookout Tower

The Aldeburgh Lookout Tower acts as a temporary studio for artists, musicians, poets and performers.
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Aldeburgh Literary Festival

A lovely Literary festival in Aldeburgh organised by award wining Aldeburgh Bookshop
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