Snape village is situated in the heart of the Suffolk
countryside close to the heritage coast.
The village itself has lots to see and
do. There is the world famous Snape concert hall that is the spiritual home to
one of Britain’s greatest composers Benjamin Britten.
The Maltings is
best known for its concert hall, which is one of the main sites of the
annual Aldeburgh Festival. The Maltings is a set of buildings, mostly
dating from the 19th century, built on the banks of the River Alde.
original purpose was the malting of barley for
the brewing of beer; local barley, once malted, was sent from
here to London and exported to mainland Europe. Today Snape
Maltings is a collection of granaries and malthouses nestled alongside the
River Alde. Shops, galleries, restaurants and the Concert Hall now fill the old
buildings. The Alde Estuary is known for wildlife and river trips.
The village itself is picturesque and vibrant, there are
three pubs that all provide a warm welcome and are all renowned for their food
The church of St John the Baptist lies at the head of the
village and dates back to the 13 century.
There is a shop that will provide you with the morning
papers and anything else you may need on your visit and also a family run
You can easily spend a lazy day wandering round the village
and the maltings or walking the many trails that run through the marshes along
the banks of the river.
During your stay at A.T. Bed and Breakfast, you will be
spoilt for choice when it comes to days out. Go towards the coast and you will
find beautiful old fashioned towns like Southwold and Aldeburgh. In between
these there are many beautiful villages worth a visit such as Westleton and
Just beyond Snape to the south lie Tunstall and Rendlesham
forests. Here you can walk or ride bikes around the stunning scenery of the
forests and heathlands.
Rendlesham forest has the UFO trail which was the site of
Britain’s most famous UFO encounter in the early 1980’s Here you can also hire
bikes and get refreshments.
To the west of the village there is the medieval town of
Framlingham with its huge 13 tower castle, well worth a walk round.
Go further south and you will find the market town of
Woodbridge, sitting on the banks of the river Deben. It has a host of great
shops, pubs and restaurants.
Near to Woodbridge is the Sutton Hoo Anglo Saxon burial site
and visitors centre that make a fascinating visit.
Ipswich is the county town and also has lots to see and do,
but if you are feeling a little more adventurous you could travel over to Bury
St Edmunds or Norwich, both within easy reach of Snape.
Whatever you decide to do, you will find there is never a
dull moment to be had.