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 Snape.


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.

 Its 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 quality. 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 garage.

 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.

The area  

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 Orford.

 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.