The popular seaside town of Aldeburgh, home of Benjamin Britten and the famous Aldeburgh Fish and Chips, is a must-visit for anyone staying in Suffolk. The shop-lined high street runs from one end of the town to the other and here you can find a selection of both independent and national-chain shops, cafés, galleries, pubs, a cinema that's been active since 1919 and more often than not, a long winding queue for the fish and chip shops.
Things to See and Do
There's much to see and do in Aldeburgh; The Red house, where Benjamin Britten lived, is now the home of the Britten-Pears Foundation and you can visit the studio where Britten composed including the Gallery, library and the gardens. The famous Aldeburgh Scallop, designed by Suffolk-born Maggi Hambling and made from steel by Aldeburgh steelworks can be found to the North of the town on the beach as you head towards Thorpeness. Heading South towards Orford, you'll find the Martello Tower, a 19th Century fortification formed a defensive line along the coast, keeping the invading Napoleonic armies at bay.
Aldeburgh is a great area for trail running and is surrounded by many beautiful trails. There are lots of options for exploring the Aldeburgh area and through our guided trail runs, it's possible to explore the marshes, along the river to the Brick Dock, alternatively we can head North, along the old railway line to Thorpeness or along the Sailors Path for a relaxing afternoon tea in Snape. All are within running distance of this beautiful seaside town.
Guided Running in Aldeburgh
The pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh is surrounded by great trails and running routes that stretch along the coast, making it easy to run between locations including Thorpeness, Snape and Dunwich. Our guided runs are tailored to your requirements. Just let us know your running ability and distance that you wish to cover - everything else will be taken care of for you. Get in touch to kick start your Aldeburgh running experience and discover some brilliant running routes.