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 days out

Spring is a time when everything is growing and bursting into life. Birds are singing, wildflowers carpet the woods and gardens are looking and smelling amazing. There's plenty of discoveries to made inside our houses too. 

  • May half-term - this is an ideal time to get outdoors as a family and experience nature’s wonders.
  • Glorious gardens - visit formal gardens, wild gardens, walled gardens and cottage gardens. 
  • Wildlife watch - nature fans will be in for treat as there's plenty of wildlife to spot at this time of year.


Where will you discover on your next visit?

Where will you discover on your next visit?

  • 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 or enjoy a walk the countryside. Don't miss a visit to Sheringham Park, which is awash with colour at this time of year. 

  • Cambridgeshire

    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? 

  • 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. Shaw's will be re-opening its doors in summer 2015.

Your photos

What will you capture through your lens? © Budgie Paul Bird

What will you capture through your lens?

This month's 'photo of the month' goes to Budgie Paul Bird, for his fantastic photo. You can see scenes like this at Dunwich Heath, where the gorse is in full bloom. Why not see what other visitors have snapped this month? We'd love to see your pics too.

In the news

Wickenâ¿¿s famous Konik ponies © Justin Minns Photography

Follow our blog to find out the latest conservation news, including our latest appeal to build a bridge for nature at Wicken Fen. 

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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