Holidaymakers looking for a delightful place to stay on the east coast of England should try Aldeburgh in the county of Suffolk. This scenic town offers tourists many fantastic things to see and do. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, apartments and campsites.
Holidaymakers staying at Aldeburgh will be able to try many fun activities or they can relax on the beach and enjoy the wonderful views. Golf fans will be able to play a few rounds at courses in the town including South Warren Golf Course and Aldeburgh Golf Club. There are also all weather tennis courts in the town that are open to the public. For those who enjoy life on the water, there are many water sport activities available on the sea and river here such as swimming, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, wind surfing and canoeing. The coast and further inland offers wonderful scenic views, which are well worth exploring by hiking and cycling. Visitors to this charming place will find some delightful restaurants, pubs and cafes serving a nice choice of food. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers can purchase food, drink and other provisions from local shops and the market.
There are a number of notable sights in Aldeburgh one of which is the Scallop, which sits on the beach and is a sculpture dedicated to the composer Benjamin Britten. Also worth taking a look at here is Fort Green Mill, which is now a house but was once a four-storey working windmill built in the early part of the 19th century. One of the largest and northernmost defence towers built to resist Napoleon’s invasion in the early 19th century can be found in Aldeburgh. The town of Ipswich is about 45 minutes away and is a place with many attractions including Christchurch Mansion and Ipswich Transport Museum. London is two and half hour’s drive away and offers a great day out for families, especially on days too wet for outdoor activities.
The warmest time of the year to visit Aldeburgh is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 20 degrees centigrade. However, the driest weather tends to be during spring, while November, December and January are the wettest months with an average of 17 days of rainfall in each of these three months.
London Stansted Airport (STN) is just under two hour’s drive from Aldeburgh. Flights arrive at Stansted from numerous international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Belfast (BFS), Cologne/Bonn (CGN), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Lyon (LYS), Madrid (MAD), Rome-Ciampino (CIA) and Stockholm-Skavsta (NYO) amongst others. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt are the car rental firms on site at Stansted Airport.