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Aldeburgh, Suffolk

"Had an excellent meal at the 152 Bistro and good breakfasts and coffee at Munchies. Will definitely be back!"

Around 2 hours from London, Aldeburgh is one of our favourite places on the Suffolk coast. It's a small, unspoilt and stylish coastal town where, if you're up early enough, you can watch the fishermen pull their boats onto the beach to sell their fresh catch - followed by a steady stream of sea gulls.

Aldeburgh Shops and Restaurants

There are lots of interesting independent shops, some excellent restaurants (three feature in the Good Food Guide), cafes, takeaways, art galleries, a small cinema, co-op, bookshop and pubs serving local Adnams bitter, not to forget the famous fish & chip shops.

Sharing your fresh fish & chips with the seagulls on the shingle beach is a experience not to be missed!

Exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast

You may just wish to unwind and relax, but there is plenty to see and do in the area which is part of the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

If you're looking for exercise, there are some great walks and cycle routes (why not hire bikes for a few days from Byways Bicycles at Darsham?)

Our favourite walks include along the river estuary between Walberswick and Southwold (passing a great pub!), a woodland walk near the RSPB reserve at Minsmere and a circular walk from the cottage to Thorpeness via the beach and a nature reserve. You'll find more details about these and other walks in the Welcome File at the cottage.

More leisurely activities include boat trips on the River Alde, BBQs on the beach, a round of golf, and Benjamin Britten's Aldeburgh Festival at the Snape Maltings during June.

email: Aldeburgh Cottage or call: 01728 638962

"The cottage is lovely. We have never tired of walking around Aldeburgh and down the sea front."

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