Aldeburgh shell sculpture on the beach

About Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh is a popular coastal town notable for having been the home of composer Benjamin Britten and more recently for retaining the old-fashioned charm of days gone by.

The town is a major tourist destination with visitors attracted by its stunning shingle beach, traditional seaside promenade and thoroughly independent High Street, where you can find boutique clothes shops, art galleries, antique stores, bookshops and eateries.

Aldeburgh is also famous for the Aldeburgh Festival, an extraordinary classical music festival, founded by Benjamin Britten himself. The town is known as a cultural and arts haven, with a multitude of festivals throughout the year, including the Poetry Festival, the Documentary Festival and the Food & Drink Festival.

The town itself is predominantly within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its historic buildings include a 16th century moot hall and a Napoleonic-era Martello Tower.

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