Suffolk audio tour: Aldeburgh: The Voice that will not be Drowned

Aldeburgh: The Voice that will not be Drowned

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

Enjoy an easy walk along the coast starting down on Orford Ness, then up as far as the Moot Hall. Find out about the different ways that the people along this coast have made their living from the sea. On the way, we will hear about Elephants having a paddle, see a dangerous windmill, hear about a private literary festival, meet the Uptowners & Downtowners, hear about the dangers that lurk on this tiny bit of the East Coast and meet a dog that was so loved that they made him twice... What more could you want in a short walk?

Tour Producer


Suffolk Guide

No matter if you are in Suffolk for the day or you are in Suffolk everyday, you will see more with a Suffolk Guide. I have lived and worked in Suffolk all my life. I love local history but I also love any stories and facts about Suffolk villages in any period of time. The perfect venue for all these stories is a guided tour in front of where the story takes place.

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Major Landmarks

  • Aldeburgh Beach

  • Martello Tower

  • The Alde Estuary

  • Look Out Towers on the beach

  • Moot hall

Directions to Starting Point

Make your way to the end of the high street, the opposite end to the Thorpeness Road. You will find a car park on the edge of the town with glorious views of the sea and the coastal marshes.

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Places to stop along the way

Martello Tower, The Alde Estuary, Life Boat House, Look Out Towers on the beach, Snooks Statue, Moot hall

Best time of day

You will find different people who like walking this route at different times of day. Some like to see the sun rising over the sea, while others like to see the sun setting over water. Some like to walk here when the storms are making the waves crash on the shingle, while others like to stroll this route with an ice cream on a hot day.


The first part of the route is along a gravel track so wear footwear that would be appropriate for that and adjust your selection of clothing to suit the weather forecast.


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Aldeburgh: The Voice that will not be Drowned