East England

Golden miles of traditional pleasure beaches, cities pinpricked with cathedral spires and wide open countryside: you have arrived in East England. Fun-filled trips start on the refreshing North Sea coast between Victorian piers and pastel beach huts. Inland, bustling market towns spring up in vast expanses of Fens’ marshland. Navigate between windmills on The Broads' network of sleepy rivers and lakes. Warblers and cranes also like to paddle here. Vales and mills in John Constable’s landscape paintings come to life in Suffolk. The low-lying villages and woodlands on the Painter's Trail are easily explored by bike. Giggle at gargoyle carvings on university colleges or cheer thoroughbreds on race days.

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Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Book a stay in a converted 19th century fort, where sea views and dreamy skies are all part of the décor.

Location: Shingle Street, Suffolk

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Get away from it all on a winter ramble in West Norfolk

Get away from it all on a winter ramble in West Norfolk

Lap up the wide-open spaces and natural beauty of West Norfolk on the waymarked routes of the Norfolk Coast Path and The Peddars Way.

Location: West Norfolk

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Ride off into the sunset in Suffolk’s horseracing country

Ride off into the sunset in Suffolk’s horseracing country

Pamper yourself with a relaxing romantic break at The Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket, right in the heart of Suffolk’s horseracing country.

Location: Newmarket, Suffolk

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Enrol in a foodie masterclass with a Great British Menu winner

Enrol in a foodie masterclass with a Great British Menu winner

Join Great British Menu winner Richard Bainbridge on an intimate seasonal food journey as he presents his cookery demonstration series followed by a 3-course meal.

Location: Norwich , Norfolk

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Explore The Broads’ nature reserves on board the Electric Eel

Explore The Broads’ nature reserves on board the Electric Eel

A trip on board the Electric Eel boat may be more Wind and the Willows than Moby Dick, but this gentle pace is really the only way to experience The Broads.

Location: Ludham, Norfolk

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Family summer holidays at Oulton Broad

Family summer holidays at Oulton Broad

If you’re looking for inspiration about where to go with the family this summer, might we suggest the rather lovely town of Oulton Broad.

Location: Oulton Broad, Suffolk

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Hide away in a period apartment for two

Hide away in a period apartment for two

Escape the everyday by dropping off your bags off at Foxwood, a charming 18th century bolthole near Norwich.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Take a taste of Norwich back home with you

Take a taste of Norwich back home with you

Norwich’s compact creative quarter is packed with foodie delights, from fine dining restaurants to asparagus and Colman’s Mustard.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Experience steam age travel on the Nene Valley Railway

Experience steam age travel on the Nene Valley Railway

Visit one of England’s leading steam engine and locomotive attractions, based at Peterborough’s Nene Valley Station - a living heritage railway.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Enjoy Suffolk’s scenery from the saddle or high up in the treetops

Enjoy Suffolk’s scenery from the saddle or high up in the treetops

Enjoy one of the UK’s most thrilling outdoor activities at the original Go Ape! in Thetford Forest or experience cycling in Suffolk.

Location: Brandon, Suffolk

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Enjoy holidays on a shoestring in Suffolk

Enjoy holidays on a shoestring in Suffolk

Holidays can be expensive, but they don’t have to be. In Bury St Edmunds, you can still treat yourself to an amazing holiday on a shoestring.

Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Enjoy a budget break on the Suffolk coast

Enjoy a budget break on the Suffolk coast

Low on cost, rich in outdoor fun – Suffolk has plenty to offer holidaymakers on a cheap weekend break.

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Cycle, sail or swim in the Norfolk Broads

Cycle, sail or swim in the Norfolk Broads

Sense the sounds, smells and colours of spring at Waveney River Centre in Norfolk, a serene countryside retreat with plenty of outdoor activities.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Tuck into delicious seafood at the Brudenell Hotel

Tuck into delicious seafood at the Brudenell Hotel

With its stunning sea-views, the Brudenell Hotel AA two rosette Seafood & Grill is the perfect location to offer the most amazing seafood dishes.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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Bronze Age living at Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Bronze Age living at Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Travel back 3,500 years to discover a prehistoric causeway at one of the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe, discovered 1982.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Revel in a riverside romance in the Norfolk Broads

Revel in a riverside romance in the Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk village of Coltishall, only 6 miles from Norwich and set on the edge of the Broads, offers plenty of romantic things to do by the river.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Walk in the footsteps of a king at Norwich Castle

Walk in the footsteps of a king at Norwich Castle

Imagine yourself 800 years ago walking to see the King, eyes drawn to the intricate stone carvings of the Bigod arch as you enter the bustling keep.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Ponder the secret to life at Crick and Watson’s pub, The Eagle

Ponder the secret to life at Crick and Watson’s pub, The Eagle

Join the likes of DNA scientists Crick and Watson, as well as more than a few RAF heroes, by supping one of The Eagle’s good old English ales.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Scoff some fish 'n' chips in Aldeburgh

Scoff some fish 'n' chips in Aldeburgh

Crisp golden batter, flaky white fish and fresh chunky chips doused in salt and vinegar.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

No experience required for this drinker's favourite: just an open mind and a willing palette.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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