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24 Hours in Aldeburgh

Guide to 24 hours in Aldeburgh



Book a short-break in Aldeburgh and make the most of the Coast with this handy guide. With help from our friends at the Tourist Information Centre in Aldeburgh we've put this short itinerary together for you to enjoy.

Day 1
3pm – Arrive in Aldeburgh, check into your hotel or cottage early and settle in.

3:30pm – Find the Tourist Information Centre opposite Aldeburgh Cinema.

4pm – Walk from the Tourist Information Centre to Aldeburgh’s museum, The Moot Hall, to learn the history of Aldeburgh.

5.00pm - Walk back through the High Street - taking in the array of shops. Continue along the sea front, taking in the fresh fish shacks, the boating pond and Snooks, Crag House, Jubilee Hall, the Lifeboat Station and the old fishing boats. Continue on past the Brudenell Hotel, through Fort Green car park and onto the Martello Tower.

6pm - Make plans for dinner and book one of the many restaurants, pubs or bars to enjoy a relaxed evening meal.

9.30pm – Stop off for an after dinner drink at the bars or pubs around Aldeburgh and then retire back to the hotel for the evening.


Day 2
8am – Enjoy a hearty breakfast ready to start your day.

9am – Take a nice stroll to the Scallop at the North of Aldeburgh on the way to Thorpeness, where you can sit on the Sculpture and take in the sea.

10.30am – You will be back on the high street where Aldeburgh is starting to wake up. Wander through the high street and climb the town steps to take in the views of Aldeburgh from the top.

Time for some retail therapy; Aldeburgh has a lot of unique independent shops with quirky gifts for yourself or to take back home as presents.

11am – Take a moment to relax in any of the beautiful tea rooms in Aldeburgh or The Brudenell Hotel with the best seaviews in Aldeburgh.

1pm – Fish and chips is one of Aldeburgh’s specialties, choose from one of two fish and chip shops in the high street (Aldeburgh Fish and Chips or The Golden Galleon), both with takeaway and The Golden Galleon has a restaurant to eat in as well.

2pm – Take a drive up the coast towards Thorpeness, redeveloped into a private fantasy holiday village by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, a Scottish barrister who bought the entire area from north of Aldeburgh to past Sizewell, up the coast and inland to Aldringham and Leiston.

Stop off there for a few hours, wander to the House in the Clouds and take a boat out on the Meare, weather permitting. Then have a nice afternoon tea in one of the cafes by the Meare, walk up the road to the Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club for a late bite to eat or pop into The Dolphin pub for a nice refreshing drink before you start the journey home.

If you have time, pop to the Red House on your way home for an hour or two to learn more about Benjamin Britten.

For more information please visit the Suffolk Coast website.

Aldeburgh Tourist Information Centre
48 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AB
Telephone: 01728 453637
Email: atic@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk
Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 3pm | Sunday: Closed.
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