Located on the River Alde and hugging the great Suffolk coastline, Aldeburgh has a unique and timeless appeal, making it a wonderful place to visit all year round. Classic seaside furniture dots across the sea front, as fisherman huts selling the daily catch look over the Blue Flag shingle beach.
A popular weekend destination, with a large population of holiday and second home properties, Aldeburgh boasts an array of attractions, from the ancient Moot Hall, Napoleonic-era Martello tower to the south, sheltered yachting marina and what is often cited as the best fish and chip shop in the UK.
Arguably the most famous piece of architecture lies on the Aldeburgh beach, a short walk from the town centre. The Scallop, a giant stainless steel scallop shell proudly overlooks the North Sea, and was created by Suffolk based artist Maggi Hambling in dedication to the area’s most famous local, and great 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten.