East of England

Whether you live here or are just visiting, the East of England has plenty of places to explore, time and time again

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Enjoy the magic of winter at Anglesey Abbey, Wimpole Estate and Wicken Fen. From winter walks in frosty landscapes to gardens illuminated for the season, where will you enjoy the winter festivities and Christmas cheer? 


Norfolk's popularity is well deserved. Come and experience Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh Hall decorated for the festive season. Father Christmas will be popping in, there will be crafts, trails and workshops too.


The question about Suffolk, is where will you visit first? Father Christmas will be making an appearance at Ickworth, Sutton Hoo is decorated for the occasion, there will be carols at Dunwich and festivities at Flatford.


Whatâ¿¿s your favourite view? © Brian Roberts

There's more to Essex than first meets the eye. Tucked away you'll find lots of hidden gems, from an ancient royal hunting forest to a stunning Tudor merchant's house. Where will you discover on your next visit?


Beautiful and peaceful countryside can be enjoyed just outside Dunstable © Rose Roberts

Choose Bedfordshire for activity and exploration, peace and quiet, wildlife and beauty. Why not enjoy the view from the highest point in the county, Dunstable Downs, where you really can see for miles?

Over the border

Shawâ¿¿s Corner © Rose Roberts

In Hertfordshire you'll find Shaw's Corner, the home of playwright George Bernard Shaw; who 70 years ago was one of the most famous, most photographed and most quoted men in the world.

In the news

The tidal surge, one year on - how has the recovery work been going? © Graham Lubbock

The tidal surge, one year on - how has the recovery work been going?

Follow our blog to find out the latest conservation news - from the promising start to the seal pup breeding season at Blakeney Point to how recovery work has been going, one year on from the tidal surge.

Group visits

Guided tour at Flatford © Arnhel de Serra

Why not come as a group? We have lots of special interest tours to choose from, inside and out, what will take your fancy? 

Places to stay

From cosy retreats to grand escapes. Enjoy a stay with us and make your holiday or short break that little bit extra special this year.

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