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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The gardens at Anglesey Abbey, Wimpole Estate and Peckover are a riot of vibrant colour and a feast for the senses. Wicken Fen near Cambridge is well worth a visit too, with its simple pleasures of nature.


Norfolk's enduring popularity is well deserved - with golden sandy beaches and nature reserves, as well as a number of stunning gardens and houses such as Blickling, Felbrigg, Oxburgh Hall and Sheringham Park. 


The question about Suffolk, is where will you visit first? Follow in the footsteps of Constable at Flatford, discover more about Anglo-Saxon royalty at Sutton Hoo, explore Suffolk's little Italy at Ickworth or head to the coast at Dunwich Heath. 


The magical Hatfield Forest © Hammermad

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?


Drink in the glorious views of the open countryside of the Downs © Fisheye Images

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 © Fisheye Images

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 countryside team © Anna Wotton

The countryside team

Follow our blog to find out the latest conservation news - such as the inside scoop from the recent Environmental Awards ceremony, where we rolled out the green carpet for our environmental champions in the East.

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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