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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Red House
Situated off a secluded leafy lane in Aldeburgh you can discover the place where Britten lived and worked.
Snape Maltings is home to Aldeburgh Music and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, with a rich program of music events all year round.
Aldeburgh Moot Hall Museum
A fantastic museum in one of Aldeburgh's most important buildings, the Moot Hall.
Taking place in Snape (five miles inland from Aldeburgh), Flipside is a literary festival that celebrates Brazilian culture.
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.
Southwold Festival of Words
The literature themed festival comes to the seaside resort of Southwold for 5 days on the 5-9th November 2015.
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.
Aldeburgh Documentary Festival
Aldeburgh Documentary Festival will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on the 13-15th November 2015.
Aldeburgh Lookout Tower
The Aldeburgh Lookout Tower acts as a temporary studio for artists, musicians, poets and performers.
Aldeburgh Literary Festival
A lovely Literary festival in Aldeburgh organised by award wining Aldeburgh Bookshop
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