East of England

Visitors on a woodland walk

With its beautiful coastline, countryside, stately homes, glorious gardens and picturesque villages, East Anglia has so much to offer.

Places to visit

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Houghton Mill with the river and a swan in the foreground

Places in the East of England you need to book 

Some of the smaller places we care for in England are open with guided experiences or you may need to travel by boat to reach them, so you’ll need to pre-book before your visit. Our tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. Tickets are released on a Thursday for a two week period.

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Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty exploring the soil

The Dig: the true story 

The Dig is a new film by Netflix, exploring the story of the excavation of the Great Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939. Nominated for five BAFTAs including Outstanding British Film, the film is based on a novel, written by John Preston. Many of the events and characters depicted in both the film and the book are inspired by real events and real people. Here we share the incredible true story.

Looking across the salt marsh and the River Blackwater from Northey Island

Our work to protect vital saltmarsh habitat  

We're working with partners to save Northey Island's vital saltmarsh habitat, which is under threat from rising sea levels caused by the climate crisis. Find out more about how we're using new conservation techniques to protect the largest single block of saltmarsh habitat in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex.

A foot bridge over a stream at sunset

Chalk stream restoration springs forth 

A £1.6m project is underway to bring back the crystal-clear waters of the River Bure in Norfolk, one of only 200 chalk streams in the world. With the help of local partners, farmers and communities we’re creating wetlands and new passages for fish, unearthing lost ‘ghost’ ponds and launching a pioneering citizen science initiative.

Oxburgh Hall scaffolding

Oxburgh's ambitious roof restoration 

Follow our most ambitious restoration project to date, which will secure the future of this 500 year old building. Along the way we'll share our discoveries, life behind the scenes and opportunities to take a closer look.

View of Oxburgh Hall from the historic parkland

Historic parkland project underway at Oxburgh Hall 

Restoring the parkland to its 19th century heyday will create one of the largest wood pastures in the Trust, help attract more wildlife and create a habitat more resilient to climate change.

Sheepdog Sweep at Orford Ness

New sheepdog finding his paws at Orford Ness 

There's a new member of the team at Orford Ness. Sweep is the new sheepdog who helps shepherd Andrew take care of the flock of rare breed sheep, but he needs to find his sea paws first.

Celtic deity figure found at Wimpole

Wimpole's Celtic deity 

Archaeologists discovered this 1st-century metal figure while digging near Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire. Recent cleaning and conservation have revealed remarkable details of a moustache and what may have been a popular East Anglian hairstyle.

Moth damage to the State Bedroom carpet at Blickling

Ground breaking new pest control trial at Blickling Hall 

We're beginning a new pest-control trial, using natural methods in a combination not previously used in a heritage setting to tackle clothes moths. This will help us safeguard treasured items such as the ‘Peter the Great’ tapestry, which was gifted by Catherine the Great to Blickling’s then-owner in the 1760s.

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