Aldeburgh and the Suffolk Coast Grade: Leisurely
Aldeburgh and the surrounding area is a truly magical location with much to attract the walker and nature lover. Our holiday will take in the beautiful Suffolk Coast with visits to Aldeburgh where we are based plus Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich and Orford. Each place offers something different making for an interesting and varied stay.
Aldeburgh itself is a genteel seaside resort, whose long sand and shingle beach is home to a number of quirky historic buildings as well as Maggi Hambling’s controversial sculpture, The Scallop.
From our base, we will head to Southwold, known as the Jewel in the Crown of East Suffolk resorts. With its award-winning beach, recently renovated pier, white-washed lighthouse and colourful beach huts it is a wonderful place to visit. We will also visit nearby Walberswick, a quaint seaside village with unspoilt dunes and reedbeds.
On one day, we will head to Orford, chosen by Condé Nast Traveller magazine as one of the UK’s 20 most beautiful villages to visit with its unusual castle keep and quaint harbour. We may take the short ferry ride across to Orford Ness, a spit of land which is known for its military history as well as being an important site for nature conservation. It has an eerie and mysterious feel about it and is well worth a visit.
During our stay we will also head to Dunwich, the lost city of England. Once the capital of the Kingdom of the East Angles, Dunwich was ravaged by sea surges and there are few clues to its former size and importance.
We will stay in 2 holiday homes in Aldeburgh which are next door to each other. Breakfast and lunch are provided on a help yourself basis. We will eat together in the evenings either at the accommodation or locally.