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The Local Area


The Suffolk coast has a wide variety of places to visit, whether it’s taking in a concert or boat trip at the Snape Maltings (right), shopping in Aldeburgh or enjoying some of the miles of scenic coastal and river walks, with the wide variety of birdlife.


Snape Maltings


Concerts - Every year, thousands of young people and amateurs in local orchestras, choirs and music groups perform at Snape, making it one of the most important community arts venues in the east, as

well as an inter­nationally famous concert hall.


Shopping - From the classic to the contemporary, a huge range of goods are

on offer from fine foods, quality furniture, affordable British art to sparkling glassware, jewellery, antiques and traditional

children’s toys.

Boat trips - river trips from Snape Maltings are rich in both wildlife and history. Over 100 years ago, Snape Maltings quay was a busy port yet today you can appreciate the tranquillity of the swaying golden reeds and the wading birds. Viewing the Maltings from the river is truly magnificent.


Location: Snape, Nr. Aldeburgh, Suffolk


 This colourful coastal town has always been popular with visitors to this area, with its brightly painted houses and extensive shopping and eating there’s plenty here.

Or maybe just a stroll on the beachfront!


Location: Aldeburgh, Coast


Minsmere RSPB Reserve/Dunwich Heath

Minsmere is one of the RSPB’s most famous nature reserves. It has been an RSPB reserve for over 50 years and pioneered the use of observation hides and management of wetland areas to enable visitors to see a sam­ple of the huge range of birds that pass along the Suffolk coast.


Location: Nr. Saxmundham, Suffolk

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