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Aldeburgh

With its wide main street and long shingle beach, Aldeburgh is an unspoiled seaside town with fascinating architecture that is definitely worth a visit. Traditional fishing boats still pull up near to the beach huts from which they sell excellent fresh fish.

Aldeburgh is also renowned for being a cultural centre, a place of inspiration and energy for music and the arts. Up to 100,000 people a year visit to experience an eclectic year-round range of events, which includes the famous annual Aldeburgh Music Festival and world-class ballet, opera, poetry, literary and documentary festivals, plays and readings.

If you're a keen cyclist, then you'll love the paths and bridleways around Aldeburgh, which give you an opportunity to explore the surrounding Suffolk countryside and coast. There are some great dog-friendly walks in and around Aldeburgh too.

Aldeburgh is a family-friendly destination and there are always activities for children taking place in and around the area. From rowing or learning to sail to themed walks or theatre activities, there should be something to suit most tastes and budgets.

You might also enjoy visiting historical sites such as the martello tower and the Moot Hall in Aldeburgh, the House in the Clouds in Thorpeness, and some of the stunning flint churches in the region.

Aldeburgh is situated approximately 11 miles from Dunwich and it takes about 24 minutes to reach it by car.