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Lighthouse

The owner of this bright bistro was a waiter here for years and a sense of enthusiastic friendliness pervades the place. Local fish (baked, battered or pan fried) and veg are its real strengths, although juicy steak…
Nature Reserve in Aldeburgh

Minsmere

The coast near Dunwich draws ranks of birdwatchers, thanks to RSPB Minsmere. The reserve is home to one of England's rarest birds, the bittern, with hundreds of migrant birds dropping by in the autumn. Year-round, b…
Seafood in Aldeburgh

Regatta Restaurant

Temptation is everywhere at Regatta, from the homemade hummus with truffle oil, via the salmon and prawns that are smoked on-site, to the celeriac, gorgonzola and leek lasagna. The chocolate tart with mascarpone is …
Music in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Festival

Founded by local composer Benjamin Britten in 1948, this exploration of classical music is one of East Anglia’s biggest, taking in new, reinterpreted and rediscovered pieces, as well as the visual arts.
Fish & Chips in Aldeburgh

Fish & Chip Shop

Aldeburgh has a reputation for the finest fish and chips in the area; this is the best place to find out why.
Public Art in Aldeburgh

Scallop

Maggi Hambling's sculpture commemorates Aldeburgh’s links with the 20th-century composer Benjamin Britten, who spent much of his life in the town. It manifests as two 4m-high, scallop-shell-shaped steel structures i…
Museum in Aldeburgh

Moot Hall

Displays on fishing, shipbuilding, coastal defences and Regency-era tourism in an intricately carved, timber-framed, 16th-century house.
Food & Drink in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

A two-day celebration of Suffolk produce and top-class cooking.