Why is it that over the Christmas season we make a special effort to catch up with old friends and family members. With all the doom and gloom we are surrounded by on a daily basis it really is worth making an effort to get together more frequently and it needn’t cost a fortune.
There are so many restaurants and hotels making a massive effort to ensure that you spend your hard earned money with them, consequently there are some fantastic deals for meals, overnight stays and weekend aways available across the country.
Getting away to the coast is a great idea at this time of year when the visitor numbers are low and generally places are considered to be out of season but the hotels and restaurants are extremely keen to offer you the best deals around.
All you need are warm clothes, some good walking boots, hats and gloves and you’re set up for a fantastic day at the coast.
Suffolk boasts miles of unspoilt coastline, tranquil countryside, high quality arts and outstanding food and enchanting towns and villages, and Minsmere bird reserve offers families and keen birdwatchers a great day out with nature trails that take you through a variety of habitats to excellent bird-watching hides.
Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk coast is generally packed to the gunnels in the summer months but at this time of year you can expect a few daily visitors making the most of this stunning stretch of coastline. Aldeburgh is a fantastic little coastal town with a beautiful stretch of pebbled beach where the fishermen still draw their boats onto the shore and sell their catch of the day. This pebbled shoreline is perfect for a stroll or a brisk walk and working up an appetite.
Another advantage of visiting Aldeburgh at this time of year is that you can expect to get some great deals on dining, and you can’t beat the Bru restaurant in Aldeburgh, who are offering some fantastic fine dining offers, a two course lunch or dinner for just £10. The excellent quality of fresh local ingredients, locally caught fish and locally farmed meat is complimented by the best of fresh and locally grown vegetables. For the wine connoisseur the Bru has an extensive wine list.