The Church of St Botolph stands on a promontory overlooking the estuary of the River Alde, an iconic landmark visible from afar. This pilgrimage church receives a constant stream of visitors especially over the summer months, many of whom make the walk from Snape Maltings, home of the Aldeburgh Festival. Comments in the Visitors’ Book note the spiritual uplift, peace and tranquillity felt in such a beautiful place. The current thatched church is very simple and houses the shaft of a 9th century stone cross. The church has an extraordinary atmosphere of peace and ancient sanctity.
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