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HighTide Festival Aldeburgh 2019

What to Do

If the HighTide shows, readings, talks & events aren't enough for you, then you will still find heaps to do in Aldeburgh and the surrounding areas. We've put together a list of the top things to do in Aldeburgh that will definitely keep you busy!

  • Explore the Martello Tower

The Martello Towers were built to keep out Napoleon and deter the French. Aldeburgh's Martello Tower is the biggest and most northerly of a chain of towers and one million bricks were used in its construction. Take a stroll to see the towers, just 10 minutes walk from Aldeburgh. You can even stay the night in this great historical tower!

  • Hit the Shops

As well as high street brands such as Jack Wills, Crew Clothing and Fat Face, Aldeburgh High Street is also home to a number of independent and Suffolk based shops to satisfy your retail needs. You can pick up some beautiful jewellery in Riley and Riley, the perfect accessory in the lovely Tilley and Grace or something special in O & C Butcher.

  • Discover the Red House

Take a beautiful tour around the house and gardens where the composer Benjamin Britten worked and lived for the last two decades of his life. Now home to the Britten-Pears foundation, you can book in guided tours to discover Benjamin Britten and his partner, singer Peter Pears, legacy and the surroundings in which some classic musical pieces were composed. Find out more here.

  • Take a Boat Trip

Hire a row boat or jump aboard a boat trip in Aldeburgh or nearby Thorpeness Meare to take in the beautiful Suffolk landscape.

  • Visit the Aldeburgh Museum

Housed in a building dating back to the 16th century, the Aldeburgh Museum gives a history of the town of Aldeburgh. Here you can discover how Aldeburgh has developed from when the Romans first came to shore to life in the present day. Find out more and opening times here.

  • Fish and Chips on the Beach

No trip to the seaside is complete without a portion of fish and chips on the seafront. Aldeburgh boasts some incredible Fish and Chip shops with The Golden Galleon and The Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop both providing delicious seaside treats for you to enjoy.