Aldeburgh Holiday Cottages

Aldeburgh is a charming, Suffolk seaside town which once had an important fishing and shipbuilding industry. Sir Francis Drake's Pelican (later renamed the Golden Hind) was built in Aldeburgh, and this grand vessel went on to circumnavigate the globe in the late 16th century.

Aldeburgh still has a small fishing industry and you'll find a collection of characteristic black-tar fishing huts dotted along the shoreline plying their daily catch. Aldeburgh also has an RNLI Lifeboat station and fundraising shop which is located just off Crag Path between Moot Green House and Oakley Square.

What can I see and do in Aldeburgh?

Aldeburgh is the perfect destination for a coastal holiday or short break and offers a fantastic choice of pubs and eateries including the vintage-styled Cragg Sisters Tea Rooms, Regatta Restaurant, Lawson's Deli and The White Lion. Aldeburgh also claims to serve the tastiest portion of fish and chips in the country – and if the queues outside The Golden Galleon and Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop are anything to go by – they must be pretty good!

In addition to leisurely strolls past historic, listed buildings and colourful high street shops, Aldeburgh offers some scenic, shoreline walks through a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The coastal walking track that runs from The Moot Hall to Thorpeness, passes a protected stretch of shingle beach which supports some unusual botanic species including Yellow Horned Poppy and Sea Kale. Continuing north along this path you'll find an RSPB reserve which is home to many different bird species including bittern, ducks, swans, marsh harriers and nightingales.

Our self-catering cottages in Aldeburgh are perfectly located for visiting some of the town's famous landmarks including the Lookout towers, the controversial Shell sculpture by Maggi Hambling and the striking, grade I listed Tudor Moot Hall. Situated in a wonderful position, just off Aldeburgh's seafront, this beautiful 16th century timber-framed building originally housed the town's council chambers, several shops and a prison. Today this historic Suffolk building houses the Aldeburgh Museum which opens daily between April and September each year. Aldeburgh offers a fantastic year-round programme of events including the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and Arts (June), Soul by The Sea (July), Aldeburgh Regatta and Carnival (August), Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival (September) and the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival (November).

Our Aldeburgh Cottages

Suffolk Secrets offers a great range of Aldeburgh cottages to suit all party-sizes and if you’re looking for accommodation over the Aldeburgh Festival season, we’re always happy to help! If you’d like to widen your search and look for a Suffolk cottage in a different part of the county, simply use the search filter menu. Here you can select your preferred holiday destination and dates. We look forward to welcoming you to Suffolk soon!

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