Suffolk borders Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and cuddles up to Essex to the south. The county is low-lying with very few hills; largely arable land runs down to the sea. It’s the coast and heaths rightly labelled areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Places like Felixstowe are the business end, featured here; it is one of the largest container ports in Europe.
This is Britten’s county. He established the annual Aldeburgh Festival in 1948. It is one of the UK's major classical music festivals. It is now held at the nearby Snape Maltings, with its exquisite architecture, since 1967.
Suffolk is shingle central.