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'We Do Like To Be By The Seaside'

Enjoy a Frolicking good time at the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival opening party 2017 as the Hoffman building at Snape Maltings is transformed into a magical and nostalgic seaside destination for an exciting music and food adventure.Expect creative, locally sourced food with a seaside...

by Sue | 3 days ago |


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The Celebration Of A Life

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson 1836-1917 The towns of Aldeburgh and Leiston are celebrating the life and achievements of their most famous daughter, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson this year. A series of events will be staged culminating in a commemorative weekend starting Friday 8 October. Ther...

by Sue | Sep 8, 2017 |


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Afternoon Tea Week, 14th - 20th August

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry JamesThe very British tradition of afternoon tea is a relatively new custom. It was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the 1800's. The evening m...

by Sue | Aug 11, 2017 |


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A Brief History of Aldeburgh Carnival

If you’ve never joined in the celebrations and festivities of the annual Aldeburgh Carnival (although we wonder how you’ve missed it), then make 2017 the year to get stuck in! This year’s carnival, held on the 19th – 21st of August, marks the 75th anniversary of this much beloved event, w...

by sian | Jun 21, 2017 |


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Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema has a unique and interesting history, and continues to be a strong element of the town’s community today. One of the oldest cinemas in the country, you can catch films, ope...

by alice | Mar 15, 2017 |


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Britten's Aldeburgh

The coastal Suffolk town of Aldeburgh is closely associated with the composer and conductor Benjamin Britten. Born in Lowestoft in 1913, Britten started piano lessons from the age of 7 and grew up on almost exclusively live music owing to his father’s refusal to have a gr...

by alice | Feb 8, 2017 |


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E M Forster in Aldeburgh

Suffolk’s literary legacy is well documented in the forms of George Orwell and Charles Dickens, but most commonly overlooked is the great E.M. Forster. Author of the classic novels Howards End, A Passage to India and A Room with a View, Forster was best known for his ironic a...

by sian | Nov 17, 2016 |


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Suffolk Art - Aldeburgh Scallop

In Aldeburgh you will find perhaps the most controversial artwork in Suffolk - Maggi Hambling’s Scallop. Situated on the beach a short walk from the centre of the town, you will see the piece which is constructed of two giant stainless steel scallop shells which interlock to form the sculpture.

by alice | Nov 15, 2016 |


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Foods to Fill the Pantry: Aldeburgh

Wherever you’re staying in Suffolk, there’s an abundance of local and independent produce just waiting to be discovered. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites to help you get the most of our county’s fantastic food, and help you on your way to stocking the quintessential Suffolk frigidaire....

by sian | Nov 8, 2016 |


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Get Cultural in Suffolk - Aldeburgh

Suffolk has a rich history which spans across hundreds of years. Over that time a number of significant buildings, events and people have left their mark on the towns and villages and Aldeburgh, with a total of 65 historic buildings and monuments in the town, is no exception.

by alice | Sep 28, 2016 |


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Child Friendly Places to Eat - Aldeburgh

Now that school’s out and the weather (for the most part) has been beautiful of late, many families will be out and about in Suffolk making the most of the holidays. The seaside has been a popular summertime destination for us Brits for years, whether it be for a holiday or a day trip and Aldebur...

by alice | Aug 4, 2016 |


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Quaint Seaside Towns To Visit This Summer

Aldeburgh, perhaps unsurprisingly, has been recommended by Time Out London as one of ten "quaint seaside towns to visit this summer". The article describes the vibe of the seaside town as "understated gen...

by alice | Jun 27, 2016 |


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Top 10 Things to Do in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh is truly a wonderful place to visit. There’s so much to see and explore! There’s something for everyone and come rain, come shine Aldeburgh will keep you entertained. Read on for our Top 10 Things To Do in Aldeburgh to make the most of your visit to this part of the Suffolk coast.

by John | Jun 16, 2016 |


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Winter Wonder Walks: Aldeburgh

A brilliant day out in Suffolk doesn’t have to cost the world! Spending time with loved ones outdoors can be fun and is a terrific opportunity to create lasting memories. This Winter we are encouraging you to take a breath of fresh air and explore Suffolk by foot. From coastal exp...

by John | Dec 18, 2015 |


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Aldeburgh in Wintertime

The temperatures are beginning fall, the buckets and spades are being put away, and the ice cream shops are shutting up. Winter is coming! But sunny days on the beach and days out on Thorpeness' Mere aren't all that this delightful section of the Suffolk coast has to offer. I...

by elizabeth | Nov 6, 2015 |


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There is a fabulous array of bookshops in Suffolk - perfect for bibliophiles of all ages....


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Inspirational Suffolk Scenery

Many artists have escaped to Suffolk to gather inspiration throughout the years, whether it be fo...


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County Flowers of East Anglia

The organisation Plantlife was started back in 1989 to help conserve and protect British wild pla...


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The Riverside Theatre

Sitting next to the train station in Woodbridge you will find


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Suffolk Golf - Bury St Edmunds Courses

The modern game of golf originated in fifteenth century Scotland, and has since developed into a...


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Grime’s Graves

The Stone Age was a prehistoric period defined by the use of stone tools. This period is split in...


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Suffolk Pubs - Snape

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Spotlight On: Hadley’s at Lavenham

Visit Lavenham for the old world charm of this medieval village and stay for the award winning ic...


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