Did you know?
1.Its name comes from ‘Alde Burgh’ meaning “old fort” and the town’s history is closely linked to the changes time and Mother Nature have wrought to the coastal map.
2.Aldeburgh was once an important Tudor port and its shipbuilders were responsible for Francis Drake’s ‘Golden Hind’.
3.Aldeburgh didn’t become established as a seaside resort until the 19th Century, when the growth in popularity for visiting beaches and taking in the sea air lead to large numbers of visitors returning to the area.
ThorpenessWesterfield is a village in Suffolk, England. It is situated just north of the centre of Ipswich. The village is served with its own railway station with a direct line into Ipswich town.
AldringhamTuddenham St Martin is a village within the Suffolk countryside, just outside Ipswich, on the River Fynn. The village sits between Playford and Westerfield where the nearest railway station can be found.
LeistonWitnesham is a village to the north of Ipswich, Suffolk. It is surrounded by farmland and near the source of the River Fynn.
ShoppingShopping opportunities in Aldeburgh are excellent, with the village being home to many cute and colourful independently owned shops. Visitors always comment that it is very refreshing to see a distinct lack of the standard high street chains which you will find in other towns and cities across the UK.
Fish & Chips
A visit to Aldeburgh is not complete without a visit to one of its award-winning fish and chip shops – The Golden Galleon, The Upper Deck and Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop. Owned by the same family, all three produce some of the best fish and chips in the country.
Well-established venue with a focus on local seafood, with seaside-chic decor and own smokehouse.
The Wentworth Hotel
Elegant rooms and dining with sea views.
Restaurant open for morning coffee/lunch/dinner, with outdoor tables and an emphasis on local fish.
Butley Orford, Oysterage
Long-running, no-frills eatery with its own smokehouse, offering local oysters and fresh seafood.
The White Hart
Located on the High Street, this popular pub serves food as well as Adnams ales. The pub serves food, has a pizzeria and you can also take your fish and chips into the garden to eat if you buy a drink.
Located down the road in picturesque Thorpeness with its meare, pebble beach and quaint shops, The Dolphin has a relaxed atmosphere and is a popular place to eat and drink.
The Plough and Sail
Located in nearby Snape Maltings is a country dining pub, serving modern British cuisine and dishes influenced from around the world made with quality, seasonal ingredients. Also has a range of draught lagers and ales.
Trains to Saxmundham, which lies approximately 8 miles away, from London Liverpool Street via Ipswich.
The Number 64 bus runs regularly from Saxmundham, and has recently been retimed to allow for better connections to and from the train station.
Other bus routes from Ipswich via Woodbridge also services the town.
The A12 is just over 7 miles away, and connects London to Lowestoft along the East coast.