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We are a group visiting Aldeburgh in the middle of July 2012 and wondered if there were any recommendations for places to visit or things to do in the surrounding area. The Aldeburgh cookery school was one idea but unfortunately is no more. The Lady Florence is another ,please feel free to suggest some more. The age group is semi mature.



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Hi, I have a good idea of where you are going, if you wanted to Ipswich is a short distance away and does have musuems and art galleries. I know you are going to a nice area, and Alderburgh has it's own Arts Gallery from what I remember but I'll have a search around and come back with possible ideas tomorrow

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Snape Maltings - home of the Aldeburgh Music Festival founded by Sir Benjamin Britten and his partner Peter Pears, has plenty of other concerts going on through the year - perhaps there will be something on while you are there, here are some web links to help with that:



And the Aldeburgh Community website:


Loads to see and do on the Suffolk Coast and inland - this website should help:



Some places that I would definitely pick to see that are close(-ish) to Aldeburgh include:

Woodbridge - for the Tide Mill, Sutton Hoo close by

Orford - for the Castle, Orford Ness, and maybe dine at the Crown and Castle - Inn/Restaurant and the 'home' of Ruth Watson, the Hotel Inspector - http://www.crownandcastle.co.uk/

Thorpeness - strange posh 'holiday development' with the house in the clouds.

Dunwich - the village that 'fell into the sea' and great fish and chips on the beach.

Southwold - very attractive 'seaside' town and home of Adnams Brewery

Framlingham - amazing castle

Ipswich - as mentioned above, plenty to see and do there!

There is lots more, but that should get you started!!

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Thank you so much!

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Sn ape Maltings has an excellent teashop!

I think Aldeburgh has a small theatre along the main street.

Minsmere is ideal for bird spotting - www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/minsmere/

I would also suggest that you head inland and explore the beautiful medieval villages of Lavenham, Long Melford, Kersey, Clare etc. Lavenham itself is particularly picturesque with its leaning timbered medieval houses, many of them painted the traditional 'Suffolk pink'. The area is famous for its medieval 'wool' churches built on the proceeds of the very lucrative medieval wool trade in the area, and the churches at Lavenham and Long Melford are 2 magnificent examples.


Long Melford has many small antique shops. Melford and Kentwell Halls are close by.



Would definitely second Sutton Hoo - amazing place.

You could also head down to Constable Country - Flatford Mill, Dedham, East Bergholt - maybe a boat trip down the Stour.


Aldeburgh has a couple of very good fish and chip shops along the High Street. The Lighthouse restaurant is also good.


It can get very busy in Aldeburgh during the summer and car parking can be difficult.

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Just been there today! On the A12 going south from Aldeburgh towards Ipswitch on the Left is FarmCafe, excellent breakfast, lovely farm shop with gorgeous foodie and giftie items. Does lunches and teas too. Also do visit the little village of Earl Soham and in particular the Victoria Pub, They have their own brewery in Earl Soham and its a real "sawdust" country pub, great beer, good food, fab atmosphere, outside loo!

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