As we head into October, the arrival of autumn is in full swing with auburn colours and red savannah sunsets marking the change in seasons.
Amongst a sea of deep orange and brown, autumn is a beautiful time of year to embrace the great outdoors. Vivid outbursts of colour cover the countryside, as vast arrays of wildlife sets itself for weeks of migration and hibernation over the winter months.
Our long summer with continued warm weather has paved the way for another mild autumn, making an even greater opportunity for you to enjoy all that Aldeburgh and the stunning surrounding area has to offer. Here are a few highlights which we think you should try out on your next visit:The Aldeburgh Museum at Moot Hall
Aldeburgh has a long a fascinating history dating back to the Romans and Anglo-Saxons. Excavations in the area have uncovered hordes of Romano-British pottery, along with evidence of a later Saxon settlement at Barber’s Point, situated on the North Bank of nearby River Alde.
Aldeburgh Museum traces the history of our proud part of Suffolk, situated in Moot Hall, one of the most important timber-framed public buildings in the country. It provides an insight through the ages and is a must-see for those who want to relive the history and heritage of our famous seaside town.Britten Trail
Created by the people of Aldeburgh and Snape, the Britten Trail celebrates the life of acclaimed composer and local hero, Benjamin Britten.
Exploring the community from which he was such a prominent part, the trail takes walkers across a variety of locations including Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh Parish Church and Maggi Hamdling’s seaside tribute ‘The Scallop’, proudly placed on Aldeburgh beach. Free maps are widely available throughout town.Orford Castle
Staying outdoors and with the heritage of the area, Orford Castle is a landmark in itself, standing tall and overlooking surrounding villages. Argued to be one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps, this 12th century military stronghold boast 800 years of history with hidden passageways and secret chambers.
Visitors can enjoy a fun and insightful family day out with opportunities for children to explore and use their imaginations. Audio guides are available throughout the year; watch out for the basement well!
For more top things to do this autumn in Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and our surrounding area, visit: aldeburgh-breaks.co.uk
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