What else to do

With its unspoilt coastline, wildlife-rich countryside and charming villages, Suffolk is the perfect place for a relaxing break: a place to unwind, recharge the batteries and be inspired by the vast skies and beautiful landscape. For more information about what Suffolk has to offer, go to www.visit-suffolk.org.uk

There is a Tourist Information Centre located next to the Box Office on Aldeburgh High Street. They can be contacted on 01728 453637, email atic@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk.

In addition to Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the Hoffmann Building, the Snape Maltings site is also home to a wide variety of shops and galleries. For more information call 01728 688303 or visit www.snapemaltings.co.uk.

The Britten–Pears Foundation is based at Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears’ former home at the Red House in Aldeburgh. The house is open for scheduled tours and group visits, and the Foundation’s archive collection, kept in Britten and Pears’ library, is available to view. Please calll 01728 451700 or visit www.brittenpears.org for more details.

Details of local shops and attractions who have chosen to advertise with us can be found at the back of our seasonal brochures, or click on the link below.

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The Red House, Aldeburgh. Photo: courtesy Britten–Pears Foundation

Snape and Aldeburgh

‘Snape Maltings is one of those rare artistic places where the buildings, the people who visit and work there, the magical setting, come together and enable you to do something out of the ordinary.’ – Alfred Brendel


'A unique selling point about Aldeburgh is that it is a wonderful place to be, no matter if the weather is fair or foul. If the sun is shining, the wide sea vista gleams with a brilliance few places can rival. If the east coast does its worst, the scudding black clouds and biting winds conjure a Peter Grimes atmosphere that is what this town, forever associated with Benjamin Britten, is all about.'
– Richard Fairman, Financial Times, June 2008