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Snape Maltings

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Address: Snape Bridge | Near Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh IP17 1SR, England
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+44 1728 688303
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Snape Maltings is a much loved destination on the Suffolk Coast. Situated...

Snape Maltings is a much loved destination on the Suffolk Coast. Situated alongside the River Alde and the collection of 7 acres of Victorian listed buildings are filled with an array of independent shops, galleries, eateries and home to the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall. There are river walks to Iken and Aldeburgh and river trips which sail on the tide to Iken from May to September. Enjoy walking along the boardwalks through the reeds and view the stunning sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.Farmers markets take place on the first Saturday of each month. Snape Maltings has been a family owned and operated business for over 45 years.

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There is a very large emporium of gifts, cooking ingredients, useful and decorative items. You could spend a fortune! There are several areas in which to eat and drink. Don't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

There is a very large emporium of gifts, cooking ingredients, useful and decorative items. You could spend a fortune! There are several areas in which to eat and drink. Don't miss the concert hall, one of the finest in the country. The antiques shop has a lot of goods for sale, not necessarily expensive. The Suffolk Food and Drink Fair... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Spent a morning here. Browsed around the shops, had coffee in the beautiful theatre cafe and ended up going on a boat trip. Interesting things to see and do, and non high street items to buy.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Visited primarily to take a river boat excursion on the Sunday morning which was really enjoyable. On our return had a look around the various retail outlets and galleries. There was something for all of us (2 adults and boy, 9,girl, 8). We had a great morning and naughty but nice elevenses cream tea in the sunshine. Very slick operation... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon here. My husband was trying to find out some of the history. After a couple of unhelpful people we found a very nice lady who went out of her way to help him.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

There is a wide range of shops and art galleries located in the various buildings and several cafes. The main theme is the Brittain-Pears concert room housing the Aldeburg Proms during the summer season. There are also walks into the countryside, so there is something for everyone

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Lovely walk around the area where you can take a river trip as well. Pretty shops to keep you entertained. Lots of parking and a modern sculpture you can admire.

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lincoln
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Enjoyed the setting in the old building ,I do think perhaps they could have made more of the outside spaces,ie tea rooms with more options outside.Some of the shop units were nice and items varied but not too much to entertain young ones in a family.Good for couples..

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Hubby and I visited Snape Maltings on Sunday whilst visiting family in Ipswich. When Benjamin Britten the Suffolk Composer wanted to expand the Aldeburgh Festival he founded in 1948 with the Singer Peter Pears & Writer/Producer Eric Crozier, he converted the Malthouse in 1967. The Concert Hall seats 820 and has "legendary acoustics". We found this hall to be breath... More 

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March, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We went here for the day and was not disappointed,we walked for miles it was a beautiful day .when we got back we had a much deserved drink at the Plough & Sail .

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Friends of ours recommended this place so we had high expectations. We found some doors locked that appeared part of the complex and not sure if people had gone home early or what? They were labelled as though they should have something inside for public viewing. There seemed to be a limited art and crafts, which wasn't what we expected... More 

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