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A CITY & VILLAGE TOURS DAYTRIP

A SUFFOLK SYMPHONY

Explore the life and work of Benjamin Britten with visits to the coastal town of Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and Britten's beloved Red House. This is a good stand alone day or follow up to our popular Suffolk Coastal Tour.


We'll begin at Snape Maltings at 10.30am for morning coffee and cake (included). Here in the 1960s Britten and his partner the tenor Peter Pears created one of the world's finest concert halls against a breathtaking natural backdrop of reeds, marshes, sea and big, big skies.


Whenever possible we visit the concert hall - the very heart of the annual Aldeburgh Festival.

At Aldeburgh, pastel-coloured Victorian holiday villas line the promenade and fishermen still sell their daily catch from huts on the pebbled beach. Two art works commemorate Britten:


Maggi Hambling's twelve foot tall scallop on the beach and the John Piper window in the church where the two men are buried.


In the afternoon we visit Britten's Red House. See the studio created from a hayloft where he wrote the War Requiem and the elegant library housed in an old barn. You could even tap a croquet ball or two in the gardens before we come together for a cup of tea (included) getting us ready to start the drive home at 4.45pm.

Adults & Seniors: £31


Weekdays (not June & August)

Maximum 48 people



Price Valid to 31 March 2020

10 miles

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