East of England

Enchanted Felbrigg

Whether you live here or are just visiting, enjoy East Anglia with its beautiful coastline, countryside and rich heritage - all perfect for a great day out.

Places to visit

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Children under the Christmas tree at Ickworth, Suffolk

Christmas in the East of England 

Houses decorated to impress, Christmas markets, craft workshops, festive food, winter walks and Father Christmas - enjoy the traditions of the festive season in the East of England.

Christmas lights at Belton

Ickworth's Light Nights

Join us this winter for a brand new event 'Ickworth Light Nights' as we light up our gothic Victorian Stumpery and Italianate Garden.

Places to visit

dog estate ickworth

Activities in the East of England 

Get your heart pumping and your legs working when you head out for a bike ride, go for a long walk or take on a running challenge in the East of England. There are lots of activities to enjoy in the outdoors.

Hot off the press
Coastal gun battery looking over the sea at Dunwich Heath, Suffolk, 1940s

Revealing the hidden history of Dunwich Heath 

Strolling along Dunwich Heath’s peaceful stretch of beach, or quiet paths across slopes of heather, you would never guess that its secret history has been one of shipwrecks and smugglers, and the turmoil of two world wars. But the Heath’s turbulent past is set to be revealed in a new project which will tell the story of this fascinating corner of the Suffolk coast.

Little tern coming in to land on a shingle beach

A Tern for the better, as Blakeney has breeding success

The National Trust at Blakeney National Nature Reserve is celebrating a successful breeding year for three tern species.

Sutton Hoo burial mound and tree at sunrise

Hoo's waking up...

As we near the completion of a multi-million pound project to transform your experience of visiting Sutton Hoo, we've thrown open the doors to brand new experiences in our High Hall exhibition hall and Tranmer House.
Keep reading to plan your visit and be amongst the first to explore a completely new way of discovering Sutton Hoo.

Looking across Wicken Fen on a misty morning

Wildlife thriving at Cambridgeshire fenland oasis 

A corner of England that has more species of plants and wildlife than anywhere in the UK is celebrating its 120th anniversary – with the arrival of never seen before animals.

Stay a little longer

Walk this way

Garden volunteers working in the Walled Garden at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Volunteering in the East of England 

It's the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make our places special. Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, or inside our houses, we have some exciting volunteer opportunities near you.

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