Autumn on the Suffolk Coast

September 12, 2018

We love summer in Aldeburgh, long hot days on the beach and summer nights of BBQ’s drinking and dining. For all those reasons we’ve had a brilliant summer, but for us, there’s nothing quite like autumn in Aldeburgh. The slightly cooler weather makes us all feel a little more active and, after a day on the go, it’s great to snuggle up in a cosy setting and enjoy some delicious seasonal food. With that in mind, here are our favourite things to do in Aldeburgh in autumn:  

Be a culture vulture 

Aldeburgh town is close to the world-famous Snape Maltings, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. There’s something for everyone here as it is a centre for culture and dining. There are lots of musical concerts and exhibitions going on all the time, so take in one of these if you can. Aldeburgh has lots of lovely independent shops, so you can easily while away a few hours shopping on the high street. There are a few tearooms too, so enjoy a traditional cream tea once you’ve purchased some treats!

Shop ‘til you drop

Aldeburgh High Street has some lovely independent shops where you can spoil yourself in boutiques, antiques and arts shops. We’ve got well-known high street brands as well as stores that are unique to Aldeburgh and the local area, making it a great place to indulge in some retail therapy. Just a short drive away is the historic riverside town of Woodbridge which has some great shopping and lovely pubs too. Our sister hotel, The Crown at Woodbridge is located there, so pop in for a coffee and bite to eat.

Lace up your walking boots

The Suffolk Coast isn’t just all about beach walks. We’ve got some beautiful wildlife filled walks inland too. Take a long stroll along Sailor’s Path, through six-miles of woodland, marshes and reedbeds, past freshwater dykes to the small village of Snape. The Snape Marshes are home to an abundance of wildlife so keep an eye out for woodlarks, yellowhammers and if you’re very lucky, otters!

Follow in Benjamin Britten’s footsteps

Benjamin Britten is Suffolk’s most iconic composer. On your visit you can see his home, The Red House, where the musical magic took place. Take a tour of the studio where Britten composed, the gallery, the historic library and the beautiful gardens. The Red House has lots of events and exhibitions taking place throughout the year, so take a look at what’s on before visiting to make sure you make the most of your experience.

A day trip to Orford

Orford Castle is just a short drive away so include a trip here if you have time. You can spend the day taking in its fascinating history and explore the maze of passages before taking a trip to our nearby sister hotel, The Crown & Castle, for a cosy pub lunch in front of the fire.

Whatever you choose to do this autumn, a trip to the Aldeburgh coast wont disappoint!

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