Visit the wonderful coastal town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk

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Famed worldwide for its annual music festival, and for the culturally rich atmosphere that surrounds the town, Aldeburgh is one of the undisputed gems of the Suffolk coast. The former home of legendary British composer Benjamin Britten, the town is packed with musical history, as represented in its wealth of museums, concert halls and other inspiring venues. Aldeburgh’s refined atmosphere extends to the beautiful traditional architecture and the vast wealth of delightful cafes, pubs and restaurants where you can while away a summer afternoon.

Although Aldeburgh is not on the Broads, for all lovers of classical music, art, and Benjamin Britten in particular it’s a fantastic destination for a daytrip, and also makes a great place to spend a night on dry land. Aldeburgh hotels are some of the most picturesque in the area, so if you’re looking for a place to break up your Broads adventure, make sure you check out what this beautiful coastal town has to offer.

Aldeburgh was the place that inspired Britten’s legendary British opera Peter Grimes, and the town’s atmosphere of creativity remains to this day. If you’re planning a daytrip to Southwold, it’s worth taking a couple of extra hours to walk along Aldeburgh beach, especially if you’ve got an opera to compose in a hurry. Nature lovers will relish the chance to explore the Alde-Ore Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest, which is home to an astonishing variety of bird, animal and plant life.

So if you’re planning a dry-land break from your Broads exploration, make sure you don’t miss out on all that Aldeburgh has to offer: When it comes to shopping, eating and stunning scenery, Aldeburgh is a truly unique experience.

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