Rather like Southwold, Aldeburgh is a period Suffolk seaside town full of character and interesting sights. Originally a fairly important port in Tudor times, its sea trade all but dried up as gradual build-up of silt prevented access by larger ships, and indeed much of the town was lost to the sea. However fishing and more latterly tourism kept the town alive. Popular with Londoners for its relatively quick road access and period charm, about a third of the properties here are now second homes. Quirkiness abounds, from the herringbone-brick Moot Hall standing alone in the centre, a Martello Tower offered as holiday lets by the Landmark Trust, a pretty windmill converted to a private house in 1902, and a recent sculpture on the beach dedicated to Benjamin Britten. Britten established the Aldeburgh Festival of Music in 1948 which from the late 1960s was based at a concert hall converted from the nearby Snape Maltings, which remains a famous music venue.
Why choose Aldeburgh?
The High Street boasts a decent range of national and independent shops, giving the visitor an interesting mix of familiar quality brands and character family-owned retailers. In particular Aldeburgh is the place to be for superb fish and chips served by two well regarded shops. Property in Aldeburgh is limited and like Southwold, it pays to be ‘in on the inside’, with most sales handled by well-established local agents and a fair few deals done without open marketing to the internet. Our buying agent in Aldeburgh is well positioned to help you access these highly sought after properties and has a number of valuable contacts in the area that monitor the fast moving market.
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