Aldeburgh is one of the jewels of Suffolk’s Heritage Coast, lying within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book as a very small hamlet, Aldeburgh grew in proportion to its rise in popularity during Tudor times as a port. The Moot Hall, built around 1520, is still used for council meetings today. It is one of more than 60 listed historic buildings and monuments in the town.
Aldeburgh has thrived in various guises over the centuries. The fishing industry was prominent until the Victorian area and it is still possible to buy fish and seafood fresh from the North Sea at local fishermans beachside huts. For the last couple of centuries, Aldeburgh has become a fashionable seaside resort.
The composer Benjamin Britten made Aldeburgh his home and he established the Aldeburgh Festival, the focal point of a year round programme of music and arts attracting a worldwide audience. Maggie Hambling’s sculpture The Scallop, dedicated to Britten, is an imposing presence on the beach.
Aldeburgh’s golf course is ranked within the top 100 courses in the UK and there is exceptional sailing on the rivers Alde and Ore from Aldeburgh’s’ popular yacht and sailing clubs.
Today, Aldeburgh remains popular with tourists and a magnet for those looking for a bolthole from city life.
To find out more about Aldeburgh and the great property for sale or to let in the town and the local area, drop into our branch on the High Street and have a chat with Peter, Harry, Ben or Pam.