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Things to do in Aldeburgh

With its stunning sunsets, wide skies and breathtaking scenery, Suffolk is an county of incredible beauty. There are a wealth of places to visit in Suffolk, including pretty villages and market towns including Aldeburgh with its exclusive boutiques and antique shops. And we’re not short on history either with churches, castles, historic houses and Anglo-Saxon burial sites to explore.

Boating on Thorpeness Meare


Just 3 minutes drive (or 30 minutes walk) from the White Lion Hotel is the Meare & Boathouse at Thorpeness. Open every day from 8:30am until the end of the October half-term. There is no need to book. The Meare is a beautiful place to take a loved one for a romantic trip or a family for a fun day out on a rowing boat, kayak, canoe, punt, dinghy or sailing boat. With over 100 boats for hire, there's something for everyone. Nowhere is the Meare more than three feet deep.

Tennis at Thorpeness Country Club


There is a strong history of excellent tennis at Thorpeness Country Club. Boasting six hard courts and a further three grass courts in the summer. It offers a safe, fun and when you want it, competitive environment. So bring along your racquets.

Golf at Thorpeness


For outstanding golf in Suffolk, visit Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel. This Suffolk golf course is only a 4 minute drive (or 40 minute walk) from the White Lion Hotel and is located on the stunning heritage coastline, boasting one of the most picturesque and enjoyable golf courses in Suffolk. We must admit, this is the perfect place for golf sport lovers.

Playable all year round, over the last three years on average, the course has been open for 360 days per year. Find out more about green fees.

If you've built up an appetite, you can enjoy a hearty snack or meal served in the relaxed setting of the Bar, terrace or restaurant.

Aldeburgh Cinema


Screening films since 1919 Aldeburgh Cinema is a thriving venue, offering an eclectic and exciting range of films throughout the year. The cinema breathes history retaining a number of original features, including a number of beautiful art deco lights.

For a full list of film and opera screenings, please visit Aldeburgh Cinema.

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Tours of Historic Glemham Hall


Just 15 minutes' drive from the White Lion Hotel is Glemham Hall, an elegant, red brick Elizabethan mansion surrounded by 3,000 acres of parkland.

The 3,000 acre estate hosts a variety of events throughout the year including a country fair, open air opera and theatre and special guided tours of the house by the owner, Major Philip Hope-Cobbold and his wife Raewyn. The 2-hour tours include the house, private apartments and the Garden, including refreshments.

To book call the Mercury Theatre booking line 01206 573948.

Food Safari Events in Suffolk


Food Safari runs food events and workshops giving you behind-the-scenes access to some of Suffolk's best loved food and drinks producers. We specialise in 'Field to Fork' days combining farm walks or fishing trips, wild food forays, butchery and cookery workshops, and fabulous feasts.

Heritage Coast


The breathtaking Heritage Coast is a region of conservation and much is classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty. With miles of walks and cycle trails there are lots of things to do in Suffolk to enjoy the great outdoors. The county is home to an abundance of birds and wildlife, and the RSPB’s flagship reserve, Minsmere, is situated nearby making it the perfect place for birdwatchers.

Iceni Tours


Iceni Tours specialise in tailor-made, chauffeur driven, door-to-door, guided tours of Suffolk's glorious Heritage Coast and its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

8 hour, day long tours perfect for the first time visitor as well as for those who holiday here regularly and think they know Suffolk. If you live here and have visitors from elsewhere in Britain, or especially from overseas, get in touch with Iceni Tours to see what Suffolk really has to offer.

RSPB Minsmere


RSPB Minsmere speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment.

We are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members. Wildlife and the environment face many threats. Our work is focussed on the species and habitats that are in the greatest danger.

Snape


Snape is a small village in the English county of Suffolk, on the River Alde close to Aldeburgh. Snape is now best known for Snape Maltings, no longer in commercial use, but converted into a tourist centre together with a concert hall that hosts the major part of the annual Aldeburgh Music Festival.

Snape Maltings is a unique collection of home and kitchenware shops, galleries, a book shop, Samphire clothing & accessories, Little Rascals childrens’ shop, food hall, tea shop, café and public house, which fill the Victorian Malthouses. Enjoy the monthly farmers markets, river trips and RSPB guided walks along the Alde Estuary. Open daily from 10am. Free car parking.

24 Hours In Aldeburgh

Staying for the weekend? If you have 24 hours to spare, take time out to explore Aldeburgh.

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