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
When the sun is out, the days are long and the skies are blue, it’s not only the children that want to get out and play. Let us help make your family album of summer memories that extra bit special this year, with beautiful coastlines, fascinating country houses, glorious gardens and picture postcard countryside as your backdrop.
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 or enjoy a walk the countryside. Don't miss a visit to Sheringham Park, which is awash with colour at this time of year.
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.
Not far from the centre of Cambridge, savour the heady scent of flowers in the gardens at Anglesey Abbey or escape to Wicken Fen in search of wildlife. Enjoy exploring Wimpole Hall and the wider Estate, including Home Farm which has been busy welcoming new arrivals. What stories will you uncover on your next visit?
Over the border
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. Shaw's will be re-opening its doors in August 2015.
This month's 'photo of the month' goes to Ian Ward, for his fantastic photo of a Glanville Fritillary butterfly. Wicken Fen, Dunstable Downs and Sheringham Park are great places for butterfly spotting. Why not see what other visitors have snapped this month? We'd love to see your pics too.