ALDEBURGH & SNAPE COTTAGES
Aldeburgh is a coastal town in the English county of Suffolk. Located on the North Sea coast to the north of the River Alde, the town is notable for having been the home of composer Benjamin Britten and is the centre of the international Aldeburgh Festival of arts at nearby Snape Maltings founded by him in 1948. It remains an artistic and literary centre with an annual Poetry Festival and several food festivals as well as other cultural events.
Snape Maltings is home to the world famous Aldeburgh Music. The Concert Hall is an international venue for outstanding music performances, a place where top musicians and emerging musical talents come together. In 1965 after 120 years, the malting of barley ceased and a new era began with the gradual conversion of the Victorian buildings. There are several shops and galleries, from the classic to the contemporary, a huge variety of goods are on offer, including fine foods, furniture, art, and children’s toys. The river trips and guided walks along the picturesque Alde Estuary are rich in both wildlife and history. There is a fortnightly Farmer’s Market as well as other activities throughout the year.