Aldeburgh Town

Once home to composer Benjamin Britten, a hub of culture and fine dining

Aldeburgh was once home to the composer Benjamin Britten and has since been the centre of the international Aldeburgh Festival of arts at nearby Snape Maltings. The town is complete with clothes boutiques, independent stores a vast selection of fine dining restaurants and of course the rightly-renowned fish and chips! The Michelin star restaurant- The Lighthouse is a popular location serving fresh steak and fish along with a desirable dessert menu. One of the show case pieces of the town centre is the 19th Century holiday villas which line the promenade and is renowned far and wide.

Wander along the pebble beach to find the local fisherman selling their fresh ‘catch of the day’. The vast expanse of horizon is beautiful and awe inspiring, twinned with the four-metre-high ‘Scallop’ designed and celebrated by Suffolk born Maggi Hambling. Made by local craftsmen Sam and Dennis Pegg, entirely out of steel the sculpture is inscribed ‘I hear those voices that will not be drowned’ from Britten’s famous opera Grimes.