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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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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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

 
Let loose at WildRootz

Let loose at WildRootz

Let the kids get up close and personal with nature, in all its muddy glory, at WildRootz, in Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens.

Location: Fakenham, Norfolk

 
Escape on a romantic retreat in Suffolk

Escape on a romantic retreat in Suffolk

Less than two hours’ drive from London, go wild in the countryside on a romantic escape from modern life on one of these unique couples holidays.

Location: Sibton, Suffolk

 
Take Cambridge’s history in your stride on this walking tour

Take Cambridge’s history in your stride on this walking tour

Navigate your way through Cambridge’s cobbled streets and its 1,000-year history, with one of the city’s expert guides.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 
May events: The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

May events: The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance every May.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 
See winter flowers in bloom at Anglesey Winter Garden

See winter flowers in bloom at Anglesey Winter Garden

Pull on your scarf and enjoy strolls around this Jacobean-style country house and see its winter plants in full spring.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 
See Lynn Lumiere light up King's Lynn's historic buildings

See Lynn Lumiere light up King's Lynn's historic buildings

Rich in history and fascinating by day, Lynn Lumiere lights up some of King's Lynn's stunning building with an amazing animated light display every evening from dusk.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

 
Holiday amongst the clouds

Holiday amongst the clouds

For a fairytale holiday on the Suffolk Coast, drop your bags off at The House in the Clouds, a weird and wonderful holiday home.

Location: Thorpeness, Suffolk

 
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

 
Shop at a market that dates back to Saxon times

Shop at a market that dates back to Saxon times

The first written record of a market in Norwich is in the 1086 Domesday Book - that’s quite a history of wheeling and dealing.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 
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

 
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

 
Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Wake up surrounded by nature in an eco-lodge on the banks of tranquil Fritton Lake.

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

 
Explore Nene Park in the River Nene Valley

Explore Nene Park in the River Nene Valley

Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland, and the River Nene.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

 
September events: Help yourself to the best food and drink in Aldeburgh

September events: Help yourself to the best food and drink in Aldeburgh

Fine food, local brews and idyllic seaside make the perfect ingredients for a tasty weekend away.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

 
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

 
Cambridge evensong

Cambridge evensong

The perfect musical accompaniment on a winter evening in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 
Enjoy music, arts and wild lake swimming at Latitude

Enjoy music, arts and wild lake swimming at Latitude

Combine sing-your-heart-out music with theatre, comedy, wellbeing, food and family-friendly activities and you have Latitude Festival, held in Henham Park, Suffolk.

Location: Suffolk

 
Follow in the footsteps of great artists in Constable Country

Follow in the footsteps of great artists in Constable Country

Explore the Suffolk landscape that has inspired artists for centuries, rambling across dramatic open spaces backed by huge skies.

Location: Flatford Mill, Suffolk

 
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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