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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.

The trail features a variety of locations that nurtured and inspired the musical maestro for most of his adult life. Put together by local volunteers, the route includes Aldeburgh Parish Church, where Britten is buried and commemorated in a window designed by John Piper; Moot Hall, where Britten received the Freedom of the Borough in 1962; and the Jubilee Hall, which was the main venue for the Aldeburgh Festival until 1967.

Maggi Hambling’s tribute to Britten, the Scallop sculpture, also features, along with the Peter Pears Gallery, Snape Maltings concert hall and the Red House in Aldeburgh, where Britten lived and worked with Pears from 1957 until his death in 1976.

The trail can be explored in any order and free maps are now widely available throughout Aldeburgh and the surrounding area. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TRAIL.
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