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Britons who want to spend a seaside holiday in the UK are spoiled for choice. There are many fantastic resorts across the country, but one has everything a vacationer could want and more.
On Tripadvisor, Sam F said: âA lovely little town to visit, beautifully clean and untrained in the seaside genre.
âVery traditional pebble beach, so no bucket and shovel. You have to take a look at the seashell sculpture on the beach, then walk along the prom and into town past huts selling fresh fish and small fishing boats.
âThe town center has a large Victorian boating lake for the kids and is just old fashioned and quaint. The best preserved war memorial that I have seen in many years, which is just a beautiful thing to see.
It would be impossible to go to Aldeburgh without spending some time on the beach.
The sandy and pebble beach backs onto a number of historic buildings.
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The Aldeburgh Museum is located in the Tudor Moot Hall and promises to tell the British how ‘the town became a thriving fishing and shipbuilding center’, before turning into a ‘seaside resort and artists’ retreat. “.
Jean P said: “This is one of the best museums I have visited, although small, the information about Aldeburgh and the surrounding area is excellent and the interactive material very interesting.”
The Martello Tower are the fortifications built against Napoleon in the 19th century.
Holidaymakers can now stay in one of the former military defense towers, which has been converted into a vacation rental.
The Grade II listed Beach Lookout and Art House hosts an Artist in Residence weekly and is a great place to admire art.
On the beach, Maggi Hambling’s sculpture celebrating Benjamin Britten, The Scallop, draws visitors and divides locals.
Benjamin Britten is celebrated throughout Aldeburgh, and vacationers interested in the city’s most famous resident can visit the Red House, now the Britten-Pears Foundation.
Mark T said: âIncredibly peaceful place!
âYou don’t need to know Benjamin Britten or his music to love Maison Rouge.
âA truly amazing house and perhaps one of the most peaceful gardens I have ever known.â
The composer is buried in the parish church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which also has a stained glass window designed in his memory.
Besides the beach and Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh’s claim to fame is fish and chips.
The Cooney family has fed locals and tourists alike since the 1970s and are said to make the best fish and chips on the East Coast.
Tripadvisor user Nastame wrote: âSimply the best.
âI have been buying fish and chips here for many years. I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal, all came close to excellent. These people certainly know the dough and make the best crisps.