Snape Village

Snape Village is approximately 6 miles from The Farmhouse and takes 10 minutes to reach by car.

The history of Snape village spans back over 2,000 years. In this time it’s been a Roman settlement, an Anglo-Saxon burial site, a priory and a Victorian maltings. From 1937 -1947 Snape village was the favourite home place of Benjamin Britten, one of the most celebrated British composers in history.

Aldeburgh Music and Snape Maltings Concert Hall 

Home to the Aldeburgh Festival and founded by composer Benjamin Britten in 1948. Aside from the well-known June festival, this 832 seat venue also plays host to many concerts, workshops and performances of dance and literature throughout the year. Aldeburgh music has become established as a centre for talented young musicians from all over the world, and remains a world-renowned cultural mecca.

The Snape Maltings complex consists of houses art galleries, restaurants, cafés, shops and stunning holiday cottages inside an intricate network of beautiful brick buildings. Unsurprisingly, it’s a favourite place for visitors and locals alike.

A popular day out at Snape Maltings is operated by the team from Waveney River Tours. The river trips sail on the tide and last for around one hour. The journey from The Maltings travels along the estuary to Iken Cliff and back to The Maltings – A haven for wildlife.

The River Alde at the Maltings is a haven for birdlife with its expansive estuary. Being tidal it’s a place of glistening mud and shallow open water, filled twice a day by the incoming tide and rich in wildlife during migrating months.

 

An Ariel shot of Snape Village and Maltings

There is so much to see and do...
2 days is just not enough!

Download our FREE Guide - Suffolk Castles.
Your handy at a glance guide to castles in Suffolk.

You might also like

Felixstowe

Felixstowe

Nestled between the rivers Orwell and Deben on the east coast of England, Felixstowe is a charming Edwardian seaside town with a vibrant town centre and a wonderful mix of attractions and activities to suit all ages and interests.

Read More »

Boat Trips in Suffolk

Spend a relaxing day cruising down the river on the Suffolk Broads or along the Suffolk Coast, enjoying the beautiful countryside and local wildlife whilst aboard a chartered passenger day boat.

In Suffolk, there are many sight-seeing boat trips, seal trips, coastal trips and broads boat cruiser companies that run a scheduled hourly service. Start in Beccles or Oulton Broad, or take a leisurely sunset cruise on one of the five main rivers in Suffolk.

Read More »

Pin Mill and the River Orwell

Cast off from the Butt and Oyster Pub, one of the prettiest of Suffolk’s estuaries, immortalised as the setting of “We didn’t mean to go to sea” in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, it’s a place made for messing around in boats.

Read More »
Willy Lott's House

Walking in the steps of John Constable

Explore the picturesque Stour Valley and Dedham Vale on this relaxing walk, visiting the area made famous by the 18th-century paintings of John Constable, England’s foremost landscape artist of the time. See Flatford Mill, Willy Lott’s House, the site of The Hay Wain painting, and visit the Village of Dedham, where John Constable used to go to school.
A walk-through history enjoying some beautiful panoramic views

Read More »