Top spots for bluebells in the East of England

There's something special about visiting woods during springtime, when everything is bursting to life. It's at this time of year you'll find one of the nation's most loved wildflowers - the bluebell, which are also an indicator of ancient woodlands.

Great Wood Bluebells at Blickling 310517

Blickling Estate, Norfolk 

If you're planning to visit Blickling this spring, you'll discover it's one of the best places to see bluebells in the East of England. Follow the winding paths through the Great Wood and pass through swathes of the dainty blue flowers. How we manage the woodland here, makes the crescendo of blue even more spectacular.

Carpet of bluebells in Dockey Wood at Ashridge, Herts

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire 

The bluebells at Ashridge in Hertfordshire are famous. Every year the woodland floor is transformed by a sea of beautiful blue flowers, which captivate the imagination of thousands of visitors, whether it's your first visit or you've been many times before.

Dog walking to heel of a man through blubells

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk 

Even on a dreary day, the sight of these delicate flowers in bloom will surely bring a smile to your face. Hidden away in the woods at Sutton Hoo are Spanish bluebells. They may not be native, but they're still a beautiful sight as they carpet the woodland floor blue.

Close-up of bluebell flowers on lawn

Sheringham Park, Norfolk 

A walk through the wild garden at Sheringham Park in early spring will reveal an ever-changing colour palette, as an increasing amount of plants come into flower. Look out for the bluebells that brighten up our waymarked trails at this time of year.

The nation's favourite wildflower