Aldeburgh

8 miles away from The Westleton Crown

With its wide main street and long shingle beach, Aldeburgh is an unspoiled seaside town with fascinating architecture that is definitely worth a visit. Traditional fishing boats still pull up near to the beach huts from which they sell excellent fresh fish.

Aldeburgh is also renowned for being a cultural centre, a place of inspiration and energy for music and the arts. Up to 100,000 people a year visit to experience an eclectic range of events, which include the famous annual Aldeburgh Music Festival that takes place every June.

Composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, tenor Peter Pears, lived and worked in Aldeburgh from 1957.

The charming town of Aldeburgh has its own cinema which has been screening films continuously since 1919.

Aldeburgh is popular with cyclists thanks to the coastal roads and bridleways between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Our beautiful countryside is an area with few hills, many quiet lanes and cycle friendly bridleways.

There are many site of historical interest around Aldeburgh and a busy programme of children's activities, whether you've got a big budget or you're looking for something free to entertain the family.

Sport and leisure interests are catered for too, from golf and health spas to swimming and boat trips down the river - Aldeburgh offers it all.

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