Quiet calm and a place for peaceful holidays
I love the feeling of the East Coast, with its quiet streets and rather other-worldly atmosphere. The pebble beach is dotted with small fishing boats that are still worked and for those of us who like the early mornings it is good to watch the fishermen work their boats down the beach to the sea. Later you can buy the catch! Just walking along the front, watching the children sail their yachts in the small pool and just enjoying the air.
Visit Theberton Church
Near to Aldeburgh is the tiny village of Theberton. It has a lovely round towered church - not unique in the world but the vast majority seem to be in this part of the world. It is like many small towns here - Dunwich, for example, has a church on the site of an ancient leper hospital, the remains of which are in the churchyard.
Aldeburgh in the County of Suffolk, England
Aldeburgh is in the County of Suffolk and is located on the coast. It is a beautiful area to discover.
This picture was taken looking to the river with the boats, while behind is the parking area (free) by the shore at the far end of Aldeburgh. The river is the River Alde, with marshes surrounding.
Many people just park up and picnic, or just chill out and admire the views of the river to one side, and the sea to the other.
Aldeburgh has reputedly the finest Fish and Chip shop in the area, and judging by the queue's when we walked past, is testament to this. Photo is in another tip.
Aldeburgh for information
"Ancient Town Hall"
This beautiful old building is the Aldeburgh Town Hall built in the 16th century and called the Moot Hall. Part of the building is a museum and another part is the Town Clerks office.
Please click on the picture to enlarge it and see the old brickwork.
The promenade is immediately behind the Town Hall.
"Brought home the catch of the day."
Aldeburgh is still a fishing village and fishermen still bring in the catch of the day to sell from their huts on the beach. A photo of one of these huts can be found elsewhere.
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A gentle place for a peaceful time
"Aldeburgh in Suffolk"
This is a quiet town, with a pebbly seashore on which fishing boats nestle, and from which fresh fish may be bought daily.
It is becoming 'yuppified' now, which means that there are good places to eat and the cottages are freshly painted. It also means that it has lost some of the charm it used to have, but has a new one of its own.
Aldeburgh - 16thC Moot house
I have taken quite a few pictures of the 16thC Moot House from different angles.
Part of the Moot House is a museum, and the other half is the Town Clerks office.
Click onto the pictures to see the detail of the building.
This photograph was taken with my back to the beach, so we are looking at the rear of the building.
"Town Clerks office"
The left hand side of the Moot House is the Town Clerks Office, the entrance door shown here open.
"Moot House plaque"
Click onto the picture to see the plaque close up. Note the stonework on the building.
Notice the detail around the upstairs window shown here
"Moot house and war memorial"
This photograph shows the Moot House and the Memorial, with lovely flower beds surrounding it. The beach (pebbly) is to the right of the picture
In this picture the childrens model boating lake is to the fore, then the war memorial and finally standing proud is the Moot House