Aldeburgh is one of the region’s most charming coastal towns and fishing villages. It has an appeal that attracts visitors year after year. Charming fishing huts sell fresh seafood and a sweeping shingle beach stretches along the shore offering beautiful big-sky views. Although it is a popular place, the town remains defiantly unchanged with a low-key atmosphere and a great choice of food and accommodations. Aldeburgh also has a lively cultural scene. Composer Benjamin Britten and poet George Crabbe both lived and worked here. Britten founded the main arts event, the Aldeburgh Festival, which has been an annual event held in June for over 60 years. Britten’s legacy is commemorated with the wonderful Scallop sculpture situated on the seashore. The town’s other gem is the intricately carved and timber-framed Moot Hall, which now houses a local history museum. The region is a favorite of birdwatchers at Minsmere, which flickers with activity year round.