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

Spring is on the way

We're already seeing signs that spring is just around the corner, as gardens re-awaken and wildlife emerges.

  • We thought we'd share our top spots for snowdrops in the East before they're gone for another year.
  • Want to treat mum this Mother's Day? Let us provide you with a stunning backdrop for a floral spring walk or afternoon tea.
  • Look no further for places to eggsplore with the family this Easter. Now you can find your nearest Easter Egg Trail.

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  • Norfolk

    Norfolk's popularity is well deserved. From the stunning Norfolk Coast to the chance to discover the stories and drama behind magnificent houses like Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh Hall. Wander around their gardens as spring bulbs burst to life and listen out for the sounds of spring at places like Sheringham Park. 

  • Cambridgeshire

    Not far from the centre of Cambridge, savour the heady scent of spring flowers carpeting the gardens at Anglesey Abbey or escape to Wicken Fen and listen out for the first signs of spring. From the grandeur of Wimpole Hall to life in a working mill at Houghton, what stories will you uncover?

  • Suffolk

    The question about Suffolk, is where will you visit first? From a landscape made famous by John Constable to the royal burial ground at Sutton Hoo. Enjoy a walk along the iconic Suffolk coastline and around picturesque wool towns. And don't miss the chance to discover what life was like above and below stairs at Ickworth.

  • Essex

    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?

  • Bedfordshire

    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 

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.

Your photos

What will you capture through your lens? © Paul Bird

What will you capture through your lens?

This month's 'photo of the month' goes to Paul Bird, for his stunning photograph of a winter sunset on the Cambridgeshire Fens. Why not see what other visitors have snapped this month? We'd love to see your pics too.

In the news

Grey seal pup born on Blakeney Point, November 2014 © NTPL/Justin Minns

Follow our blog to find out the latest conservation news, including how Blakeney Point has become the largest breeding seal colony in England.

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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