A town on the Suffolk coast has been named among the best places for classical music in a round-up by a national newspaper. 

Last week, The Times listed seven places in the UK to visit to relax and unwind to classical music. 

Aldeburgh took the top spot with its strong and historic connection to the genre.

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The national newspaper said: "Come to this coastal town for the composer Benjamin Britten's former home, the Red House, as well as year-round concerts from visiting trios and quartets.

"When you've soaked up the sounds, go for a walk along its shingle beach to see Maggi Hambling's sculpture Scallop and fill up on fish and chips at the town favourite Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop."

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There are many classical musical events happening in the town this year – including the 75th Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts taking place in June. 

The event includes concerts, exhibitions, walks, talks and films.

It is not the first time the east Suffolk town has been mentioned by the national newspaper this year. 

At the start of the month, The Suffolk in Aldeburgh was named among the UK's best places to stay in the UK and one of the UK's best foodie hotels.