22 Best and Fun Things To Do In Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The 22 Most Popular Things To Do In Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The village of Aldeburgh sits on the River Alde and provides magnificent sights of both the sea and the river as it meanders through the village of Orford. The town’s history is closely associated with Mother Nature’s alterations to the coastal map, which is why it is named ‘Alde Burgh’, which means ‘old fort’.

There are many things that make Aldeburgh famous today, including excellent food, superb fish and chips, Maggi Hamblings’ scallop on the shore, Aldeburgh Music, and energetic music and art scene. Through its active local community, Aldeburgh offers craft residential, arts, and poetry courses. The pretty high street is home to craft, food, and antique shops, as well as independent clothing and jewellery boutiques, a multitude of pubs, and an independent cinema.

With so many authentic British elements, magnificent historic sites, exciting and fascinating activities, and a community bond like no other, Aldeburgh is undoubtedly a must-see destination during your trip to Suffolk. Find out why Aldeburgh is such a highly-praised destination by exploring some of the wonderful attractions listed below.

22. The David Silver Honda Collection

4.8 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

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Location: Unit 14 Master Lord Industrial Estate Streetation Road Leiston

Tel:  1728-833020

Web Address:   http://davidsilverhondacollection.co.uk/

21. Snape Marshes

3.4 ★★★☆☆ (5 reviews)

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Location: Saxmundham

20. Sailors’ Path Walk

4.4 ★★★★☆ (7 reviews)

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Location: Snape Saxmundham

Web Address:   https://discoversuffolk.org.uk/promoted-trails/sailors-path/

19. Hazlewood Marshes

4.4 ★★★★☆ (7 reviews)

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Location: Saxmundham

Web Address:   https://suffolkwildlifetrust.org/hazlewoodmarshes

18. Kenton Hills Car Park

4.3 ★★★★☆ (18 reviews)

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Location: Leiston

17. Blaxhall Common

4.7 ★★★★★ (26 reviews)

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Location: Blaxhall Woodbridge

Web Address:   http://suffolkwildlifetrust.org/reserves/blaxhall-common

16. Orford Ness

4.6 ★★★★★ (32 reviews)

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15. Snape Warren

4.6 ★★★★★ (55 reviews)

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Location: Saxmundham

14. Captain’s Wood

4.7 ★★★★★ (57 reviews)

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Location: School Road Sudbourne Woodbridge

Tel:  1473-890089

Web Address:   http://suffolkwildlifetrust.org/reserves/captains-wood

13. National Trust – Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

4.7 ★★★★★ (275 reviews)

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Location: Orford Quay Orford Woodbridge

Tel:  1394-450900

Web Address:   https://nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve

12. The Scallop at Aldeburgh Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (386 reviews)

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Location: Aldeburgh

11. Leiston Abbey

4.4 ★★★★☆ (392 reviews)

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Location: Abbey Road Leiston

Tel:  1728-831354

Web Address:   http://english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/leiston-abbey/

10. Sizewell Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (482 reviews)

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9. The Red House, Aldeburgh

4.8 ★★★★★ (30 reviews)

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Location: The Red House Golf Ln Aldeburgh

Tel:  1728-451700

Web Address:   https://brittenpearsarts.org/

8. RSPB North Warren

4.5 ★★★★★ (38 reviews)

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Location: Thorpe Road Aldeburgh

Tel:  1728-648281

Web Address:   http://rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/n/northwarren/about.aspx

7. Aldeburgh Museum

4.7 ★★★★★ (47 reviews)

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Location: Moot Hall Market Cross Pl Aldeburgh

Tel:  1728-567767

Web Address:   http://aldeburghmuseum.org.uk/

6. South Lookout – Aldeburgh Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (73 reviews)

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Location: 31 Crag Path Aldeburgh

Tel:  1728-458754

Web Address:   http://aldeburghbeachlookout.com/

5. Thorpeness Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (192 reviews)

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4. The Long Shop Museum

4.4 ★★★★☆ (241 reviews)

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Location: 15 Main Street Leiston

Tel:  1728-832189

Web Address:   https://longshopmuseum.co.uk/

3. Orford Castle

4.5 ★★★★★ (966 reviews)

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Location: Castle Hill Orford Woodbridge

Tel:  370-333-1181

Web Address:   http://english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/orford-castle/

2. Aldeburgh Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (1,466 reviews)

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Location: Crag Path Aldeburgh

Web Address:   https://thebeachguide.co.uk/south-east-england/suffolk/aldeburgh.htm

1. Snape Maltings

4.4 ★★★★☆ (3,419 reviews)

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Location: Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape Bridge Snape

Tel:  1728-688303

Web Address:   https://brittenpearsarts.org/

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