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The Sunrise Coast of Suffolk

The Sunrise Coast of Suffolk

Welcome to Aldeburgh where fishermen still sell their catch of the day, including herring, prawns, mackerel and cod, freshly smoked and ready to eat from little huts on the pebble beach

 

The Sunrise Coast of Suffolk

 

Panning left to right, a vast expanse of water and skyline stretch out into the distance

reaching towards a horizon of possibility and immensity.

In late September, this vista is breached by morning sun

painting Aldeburgh’s village in streaks of crimson and gold.

 

 

Perhaps this is why artists set their easels on the shore,

hoping to capture moments of sublimity,

or why locals love a morning stroll along the promenade

to where the River Alde’s tongue flicks into the cavernous mouth of the North Sea.

These waters once carried blood-thirsty Vikings.

 

towards Bury St Edmunds where King Edmund

was martyred for refusing to denounce his catholic faith.

Today, he rests peacefully near a colourful celebration

of flowerbeds and Benedictine ruins in Abbey Gardens

that embrace the city’s cathedral.

 

We hear more about the Vikings, their conquests and cargoes

on a visit to Sutton Hoo before browsing galleries and shops at Snape Maltings.

A nostalgic visit via Leiston and Thorpeness to Southwold

where the lighthouse looms and the pier’s water clock

comically marks the passing of each hour,

sets the seal on a golden seaside getaway.

 

 

 

What’s included in this Diamond Tour…

 

• Excursion to Bury St Edmunds.

• Entrance to Sutton Hoo.

• Free time in Aldeburgh.

• 4 nights hotel stay on half board

• Door-to-door travel

 

 

Brudenell Hotel

Aldeburgh ****

 

 

Snuggled on Aldeburgh’s beach front, this hotel is the perfect

place to relax and enjoy views of the North Sea.

Awarded two AA rosettes for its quality cuisine and benefiting

from recent refurbishment, a peaceful stay is assured.

The hotel has a lift.

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