1. Listen to world class composers
Aldeburgh Music and Snape Maltings Concert Hall – Home to the Aldeburgh Festival founded by composer Benjamin Britten in 1948. Aside from the well-known June festival, this 832 seat venue also plays host to many concerts, workshops and performances of dance and literature throughout the year. Aldeburgh music has become established as a centre for talented young musicians from all over the world, and remains a world-renowned cultural mecca.
2. Visit the Maltings
The Snape Maltings complex houses art galleries, restaurants, cafés, shops and stunning holiday cottages inside an intricate network of beautiful brick buildings. Unsurprisingly, it’s a favourite place for visitors and locals alike.
3. River Trips
A popular day out at Snape Maltings, operated by the team from Waveney River Tours. The river trips sail on the tide and last for around one hour. The journey from The Maltings travels along the estuary to Iken Cliff and back to The Maltings – A haven for wildlife.
4. River Walks
The River Alde at the Maltings is a haven for birdlife with its expansive estuary. Being tidal it’s a place of glistening mud and shallow open water, filled twice a day by the incoming tide and rich in wildlife during migrating months. Here's a selection of walks with varying distances: – Snape Warren along the river is a 2 mile return walk. – Sailors Path walk from the Maltings to Aldeburgh is a 12 mile return walk. – Iken Cliff walk is approximately a 2 mile return walk. – Iken Church walk is approximately a 4.6 miles return walk.
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