Places in Suffolk
Both Constable and Gainsborough grew up or worked among the soft, pastoral landscape and comely villages of the Stour Valley, and the timber-framed houses and elegant churches that date all the way back to the region's 15th-century boom in the weaving trade are still very much as they were then.
The time-warped coastal town of Aldeburgh (pronounced 'orld-bruh') is one of the region’s most charming. Its picturesque streets and sweeping shingle beach are lined with pastel-coloured houses, independent shops, art galleries and ramshackle fresh-fish kiosks. Connections with composer Benjamin Britten and two festivals might also draw you to town.
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