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Aldeburgh holiday cottages

Aldeburgh holiday cottages

Why go on holiday to Aldeburgh?

Aldeburgh is a charming seaside town in Suffolk. It’s timeless character and range of things to do makes it a popular holiday destination for many people at almost any time of the year.

With an unspoilt shingle coastline and health lands, independent shops, famous fish and chip shops and memoirs to the renowned composer, Benjamin Britten, a visit to Aldeburgh is becoming increasingly common.

Things to see on holiday in Aldeburgh

The quaint seaside town is jam-packed full of thing for visitors to see. If exploring the high street and coast aren’t enough for you there are plenty of other sites to feast your eyes upon.

One of the main reasons that people visit Aldeburgh is its connection with the renowned composer, Benjamin Britten. The composer lived in Aldeburgh up until his death in 1976 and ‘The Red House’, Britten’s former home is a must-see attraction. The house has recently undergone major refurbishment and is now open to the public for free!

A visit to Aldeburgh isn’t complete without a walk along the beach and a visit to ‘The Scallop’, a monument by local sculptor Maggi Hambling to commemorate Benjamin Britten who used to take walks along the beach. Inscribed on the 13-foot sculpture are the words “I hear those voices that will not be drowned” from his famous work, Peter Grimes.

The Aldeburgh Martello Tower is the largest chain of towers built to keep out Napoleon. There are a total of eighteen towers built along the coastline, so take time to explore the history of the architecture.  

Things to do on holiday in Aldeburgh

Coastal walks, shopping, nature activities, trips, monuments, entertainment, it’s all in Aldeburgh. Here is just some of the many things you could do on your trip to the coastal town.

Just north of Aldeburgh is Thorpeness. If the weather is hot, we recommend taking a boat trip along The Meare, a boating lake that has a number of island inspired by Peter Pan that you can explore.

The Aldeburgh Cinema has been screening films since 1919 yet is still a thriving venue. The cinema offers a range of films whilst maintaining its history with original features. The traditional atmosphere sets it apart from any other cinema out there and is well worth a visit.

You didn’t think we were going to list things to do in Aldeburgh without mentioning a trip to the fish and chip shop did you? Visit one of the three famous vendors and enjoy them whilst taking in the beautiful coastal scenery - bliss!

The best holiday cottages in Aldeburgh

We want to make sure that you book a holiday rental that is best for you, so that your holiday in Aldeburgh is the best that it can be. We give you so much variety and choice that it’s easy to find exactly what it is you’re looking for. Whether it’s a holiday cottage fit for the family, or an apartment ideal for a romantic weekend away, it’s easy to find the best for you with Holiday Cottage Compare.

Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering cottages and apartments in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

Booking a holiday cottage in Aldeburgh

A selection of vacation rentals in Aldeburgh are displayed below.  To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available, until you find your favourite.

At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in Aldeburgh – we’re happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.

Alternatively, you might like to consider one of our holiday cottages in Southwold.

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