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What to see in East Anglia

East Anglia Attractions


From half-timbered homes to stately Gothic cathedrals, across shimmering fens and through lakes and rivers, the East of England is broad and varied, promising something for everyone. The university town of Cambridge boasts exquisite architecture and a long, rich heritage, while boat trips through the Broads will reveal large sections of unspoilt countryside teeming with wildlife. In the ancient towns of Ely and Lincoln are magnificent cathedrals, and King's College Chapel in Cambridge is arguably the finest example of Gothic architecture in Europe.

In rural Norfolk, visitors can discover some of the country's finest stately homes such as Blickling Estate and Holkham Hall. East Anglia provides a glorious combination of natural beauty and historic charm. While devoid of any giant metropolis, a holiday in East Anglia is the perfect opportunity to explore the quaint corners of smaller towns and villages, or to pursue outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, sailing, quad biking, and bird watching. Cambridge is a wonderful travel base but there are also numerous quaint country B&Bs to provide charming accommodation.


Blickling Estate

Blickling Hall is a splendid early 17th-century house owned by the National Trust. It is one of England's great Jacobean houses and is built in red brick with a gabled façade and elegant corner…

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Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall is home to the Earl and Countess of Leicester, with the property being in the Coke family's possession since 1609. The formidable 18th-century Palladian Hall is the centre of a 25,000-acre…

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Norfolk Broads

Much of the area east of Norwich is criss-crossed with a series of navigable inland waterways, known as the Norfolk Broads. The area has become a popular holiday retreat for visitors hiring houseboats…

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Norwich

The city of Norwich, the capital of East Anglia, grew to prominence as the primary market town for the fertile surrounding region. The famous Norwich Cathedral is one of the prettiest in England and,…

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest in the world and is made up of 31 colleges, each an independent institution with its own property and income. The oldest college, Peterhouse, was founded…

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