Book a holiday let by the sea in the pretty seaside resort of Aldeburgh. This ancient town on the Suffolk coast is steeped in maritime history. Fishing boats are still drawn up on to its shingled beach. The town also has a musical connection to Benjamin Britten, founder of the Aldeburgh Festival which takes place at the Snape Maltings in June every year. The town can be traced back to Roman times and The Moot Hall, which dates back to the 16th Century, tells the story of the town's history in the museum.
If you stay in one of Aldeburgh's quaint seaside holiday cottages, it's not just the delights of the town you can enjoy, the surrounding area has much to offer. The seaside towns of Snape, Thorpeness and Leinston all have historical features and Thorpeness is particularly fascinating as it was developed by Glencairne Stuart Ogilvy as a private fantasy holiday village and is full of mock Tudor architecture.