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

Winter wonders

Winter's a great time of year to enjoy long walks in the crisp air and frosted landscapes, before a warming treat in the tea-room.

  • We don't want you to miss anything, so we thought we'd share our top spots for snowdrops in the East.
  • There's plenty of events to keep the family busy this February half-term.
  • And whether you're looking for a romantic break or a magical backdrop, let us help you make it a Valentine's to remember.

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Norfolk's popularity is well deserved. Experience the beautiful surroundings of Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh Hall or enjoy a bracing walk with sea views along the Norfolk Coast and at Sheringham Park. 


Enjoy the magic of winter at Anglesey Abbey, Wimpole Estate and Wicken Fen. From winter walks in frosty landscapes to gardens created with the winter season in mind, you might even witness a stunning sunset. 


The question about Suffolk, is where will you visit first? From walks around Constable Country, Sutton Hoo, Dunwich Heath and Ickworth, blow away the cobwebs then step inside one of our tearooms for a warming brew.


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.

Your photos

What will you capture through your lens? © Kevin Green

What will you capture through your lens?

This month's 'photo of the month' goes to Kevin Green, for his stunning photograph of Northey Island in Essex. 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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