Marsh View is the ideal base for exploring this incredible Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestling at the heart of picturesque Aldeburgh, you are within walking distance of its quaint pastel-coloured 19th Century villas lining the promenade. At the same time, the charming galleries, original independent stores and renowned local pubs and restaurants that populate its elegant streets will keep you absorbed for hours.
The park and its lodges sit within landscaped and beautifully maintained gardens. It is an ideal home from home environment and suited to families and individuals alike. Each detached lodge enjoys lots of space with plenty of private parking and private garden; the perfect 'home from home' experience all the year-round.
Beyond the town, you are surrounded by open fields, with breath-taking beaches, ancient forests, and picturesque Lakelands to explore. Whether you're braving the seas with the sailing club, enjoying a concert at Snape Maltings or doing business in Ipswich, Aldeburgh is the perfect location for easy access to far and wide.
Out and about - Aldeburgh
The town of Aldeburgh has so much to offer visitors. Set in an Area of Natural Beauty, it offers something for everyone. We have selected some of the most popular activities on offer in this busy town by The North Sea.
Who doesn't love a trip to the seaside? Well, this beautiful stretch of shingle and sand beach is easily the most well known of the Suffolk beaches and will delight all. Whilst walking along the seafront, visitors can enjoy the many quirky historic buildings which includes the 400-year-old Moot Hall, a Martello tower, a converted windmill and a Norman church.
A talking point on Aldeburgh Beach, a few steps north of the town centre, Scallop is a sculpture dedicated to Benjamin Britten by Maggi Hambling.
What could be more British than enjoying Fish & Chips on the beach? Visitors are in for a real treat as the 'best fish and chips on the East Coast' can be found here!
A shopping experience in Aldeburgh will be a refreshing change from many other British towns. Visitors will find a vast array of independent boutique shops and cafes, which many say is a welcomed change to the big brands we are all used to seeing. If for any reason visitors would like to stay over, the town has a selection of hotels and bed and breakfasts to choose to st
Aldeburgh Golf Course
Golf anyone? For the more active visitor, what could be better than enjoying a few rounds of golf whilst breathing in the fresh sea air? Founded in 1884 and located just by the Alde Estuary this golf course is ideal for beginners and regular players of the sport. It is one of the oldest golf clubs in Suffolk and has an excellent reputation. With views to match the excellent facilities and course, this is undoubtedly a place to make time to visit.
We have selected just a few of the many activities available to do in Aldeburgh, so staying at Marsh View Lodges is a perfect location.
Orford is a pretty Suffolk village, with the amenities suited to modern living. It lies within the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the bank of the River Ore. Please read on to find out just what Orford has in store for visitors young and old.
No visit to Orford would be complete without visiting this magnificent keep. Commissioned by Henry 11 himself, Orford became a significant village. Orford Castle is managed and owned by English Heritage and offers fans of history a rare glimpse of life inside and outside of the keep. There are mazes and passages to explore as well as artefacts on display. Enjoy a comprehensive audio tour and learn about the history of the people and the castle. Don't miss on the vital well in the basement! There is a chance to enjoy the Orford Museum, which on the first floor of the castle building.
Shopping and refreshments
Orford is renowned for its Oysters and smoked fish, so trying these should be a must. The village has local shops including an Artisan Bakers, fishmongers and an arts and crafts shop. Should you wish to enjoy a quiet night away, Orford has a hotel, B&B's and a couple of public houses. Visitors can also enjoy the world-famous Oysterage Restaurant. If the weather was not too clement, the local cinema could be a good option.
The history of Snape village spans back over 2,000 years. During this time, it has been a Roman settlement, an Anglo-Saxon burial site, a priory, a Victorian maltings, and from 1937 -1947, the favourite home place of Benjamin Britten, one of the most celebrated British composers in history. As you can see, there is certainly lots to learn and enjoy in this nearby Suffolk village.
Snape Maltings is a redeveloped Victorian building, now home to local businesses and artists. Twelve independent shops based in the building offer shoppers unique items ranging from upholstery, garden and home to tableware, rugs and gifts.
Within the Granary Building, peruse boutique clothing and old-world children's toys. If you get peckish, you can walk through to the Food Hall offering seasonal and local produce. If you time it right, once a month the local farmers market is held here where you can sample and take home the best of local food and drink.
Snape Maltings is a delight to visit for its architecture, galleries and culture. You can find four galleries which host exhibitions ranging from contemporary and traditional British art to calligraphy and stone carving, all by local artists and craftworkers.
Ipswich (East Anglia's Waterfront Town)
For visitors looking for a more city vibe for their days out, Ipswich will fit the bill! Situated just over 25 miles away, Ipswich is a hub for culture, the arts, food and shopping as well as exploring over 1500 years of heritage.
Expertly curated, Ipswich has no less than three different museums to visit. The Transport Museum, Christchurch House and Ipswich Museum. Christchurch Mansion is a Tudor Mansion with over 500 years of history within its walls.
If the history of transport is of more interest to you, the Ipswich Transport Museum has the most extensive collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. For a more in-depth look at history gone by, the Ipswich Museum offers so much. With free entry, don't worry if you don't fit it all in in one visit!
Open for 365 days a year, Alton Water is Suffolk's largest reservoir and the perfect place for an active day out. Cycle, fish, walk, relax and enjoy the wonderful nature and wildlife, whilst enjoying the woodland, butterfly garden, wildflower meadow and ponds. With amenities such as parking, a cafe and toilets, you can plan a great day out.
Shops, shops and more shops! You will have plenty to satisfy any retail therapy urges in Ipswich. The city boasts all of the high street brands that we know and love, along with an upcoming 'Indie' collection too. Many of these shops are in the Saints area of the city.
Saints is one of the town's oldest and most historical areas which also provides an excellent backdrop for some exciting and unique shops. Car parking is in abundance and is about five minutes away at the Waterfront. If you can't tear yourself away from the city, there are plenty of quirky hotels and self-catering places to stay.
Marsh View Lodges offers residents and guests lots of great experiences not just on-site but out into the wider community. At any time of year, for wintry walks or sunny strolls, the scenery will take your breath away.
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