Well known for its rugged coastline and traditional English countryside, the West Country offers a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. Whether it’s pristine beaches, picture-perfect villages or dramatic river valleys, between them, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset offer some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
A varied landscape where mountains tower above lush river valleys and glassy lakes, interrupted only by charming towns, villages and many historic castles. The stunning coastline offers 750 miles of flawless beaches and hidden coves, and Cardiff offers a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cultural discoveries.
Scotland is a land of real diversity. Revel in the vibrancy of Edinburgh and Glasgow or enjoy solidarity on the peaceful islands of Skye or Lewis. Walk beside gentle lochs or rushing rivers, climb towering mountains and discover hidden beaches and ancient battle grounds. Not only that but Scotland is swathed in historic castles, stately homes and attractions to suit just about anyone.
From the huge open skies and vast beaches in Norfolk to the traditional seaside charm in Essex, the East of England is a varied holiday destination. Taking in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, you can also enjoy stunning countryside, cultural cities, historic castles and several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Encompassing the likes of The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, a holiday in the Heart of England guarantees a traditional English break. Get lost in the stunning countryside, explore cultural cities, market towns and picture-perfect villages. Not only that but you can discover stately homes, peaceful gardens and beautiful castles.
Home to some of the UK’s most loved Victorian seaside towns, the South Coast promises perfect family memories full of fish and chips and ice cream! Head slightly inland and you can enjoy the likes of the New Forest in Hampshire, the South Downs in Sussex and cultural cities like Canterbury in Kent.
There are many contrasting landscapes in the North of England, from the unspoilt mountains in the Lake District to the vast rolling countryside of Yorkshire. If you’re more interested in the coast then Northumberland’s stunning beaches and Yorkshire’s popular fishing villages will not disappoint.
With so many beautiful places in the UK designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a testament to just how special much of the country’s landscapes are. Choose from the peaks of Snowdonia, the honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds, the unspoilt wilderness of the Cairngorms.
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The name ‘Alde Burgh’ means "old fort" in Old English, although the original structure has long since been swallowed by the North Sea due to coastal erosion, along with much of the medieval town.
By the early 16th century Aldeburgh had started to come into its own as a port, with an extensive fisheries industry paying for the construction of many large buildings in the town. Unfortunately, increasingly wild coastal weather and erosion saw the area gradually enter a period of decline by the 17th century, before its fortunes were reversed by the arrival of mass tourism.
The town’s history is well served by Aldeburgh Museum, at Moot Hall, one of the most impressive timber-framed public buildings in England. Dating from the first half of the 16th century, the Grade I listed building contains exhibitions about life in Aldeburgh through the ages, and still holds Town Council meetings today.
Aldeburgh is home to the northernmost of England’s Martello Towers, small defensive forts that were built across the British Empire during the 19th century. Aldeburgh’s tower is of unique quatrefoil design, and is the only surviving building of the fishing village of Slaughden, which was gradually washed away by the North Sea over many years, and gone by 1936. The Martello Tower is now used for residential purposes, as is another of Aldeburgh’s unusual buildings – a four-storey windmill at the southern end of the town known as Fort Green Mill.
Aldeburgh is rightly proud of its association with the composer Benjamin Britten. Britten moved to the town in 1942 and lived there until his death in 1976, and is buried in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul's Church in Aldeburgh, but his influence is greater than simply having lived here.
In 1948, Britten helped to found the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts, a festival devoted mainly to classical music that takes place each June in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. The festival has become an internationally celebrated event, with recognised composers and conductors flocking to Aldeburgh to celebrate their work and that of the most widely known classical composers in history.
Another important aspect of life in and around Aldeburgh is of course the wonderful scenery. Set within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Aldeburgh is perfect for walking, cycling, fishing, bird-watching and every other type of nature-based pastime that the English countryside is famed for. The area covers ancient woodland and forests, wildlife-strewn riverbanks, salt marsh, heathland, mudflats, reed beds and shingle beaches along 60 miles of the Suffolk coast.
Aldeburgh is a town on the coast of Suffolk, within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a popular seaside destination with a fine history behind it, and an excellent selection of our fine holiday cottages to choose from. There are few places in the east of England better suited for a holiday surrounded by the best countryside these isles can offer.
We offer a wide selection of cottages in Aldeburgh, perfectly placed to explore this charming seaside town as well as the rest of Suffolk beyond it. Choose from properties which span everything from dog-friendly accommodation to large holiday homes and cottages with hot tubs.
Take a look at our Aldeburgh accommodation above to find your perfect holiday in this pretty part of Suffolk.
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