Explore the ancient kingdom of East Anglia, and discover everything that the region has to offer. 

The region is made up of six counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire to form the well-known ‘hump' on England's eastern side, and directly to the north of London, the region has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions.

East Anglia has a diverse mixture of vibrant cities, individual towns and villages, beautiful countryside and idyllic seaside, all within easy reach. 



The East Of England and East Anglia has some lovely unspoilt coastlines, seaside resorts and golden sands, perfect for creating magical family memories paddling in the sea.

Enjoy Sea views. A walk along the promenade. Wandering around the seaside shops. Investigate the fishing and lifeboat industry. Visit a lighthouse. Enjoy a pub lunch, fish and chips on the sea front, or a traditional afternoon cream tea.

Home to the oldest working lighthouse on the Norfolk coast, with amazing views out to sea.

You can rent beach huts nestled along the back of the sands like jewels in the sun. And ride into town on the Wells Harbour Railway!

Take a boat trip to see the seals on the sandbanks!

Visit early to see the fishermen return on crab boats with their catch of the day, fresh for the market. Cromer crabs are the most famous crabs on the coast.

A traditional seaside town west of Cromer. Sea, cliffs and fine sands make the town an attractive spot for visitors. Plenty of interesting shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms worth discovering.

The Pleasure Beach has a mixture of high-octane rides and traditional attractions. Retroskate on the seafront, is a fabulous rollerskating venue for the whole family, including planty for the under 5's, and regular roller discos.Wellington Pier has a ten-pin bowling alley. Britannia Pier has amusements, rides and a theatre! Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre is full of many fascinating creatures of the deep, including sharks to starfish.

Famed for its associations with the composer Benjamin Britten, its festival and fish and chips. Seafront strolls are highly recommended, south to visit the largest of Suffolk's  Martello Towers, or north beyond the fishing sheds and boats where you will see Maggi Hambling's giant scallop shell sculpture, crafted in homage to Benjamin Britten.

Has the charm of a well-heeled seaside resort, combined with a lively atmosphere.

Award winning sandy beaches, two piers and plenty of water sports and activities.

Suffolk Waterways

The Suffolk coast just south of Aldeburgh is where the river at the point known as the Alde gets within a stone's throw of the sea, turns south and meanders another ten miles before slipping by then known as the River Ore into the Pebbles of Shingle Street. Due to longshore drift, the pushing of material southwards and its re-settling, deflected and shaped by river and tide, to form Orford Ness, the longest shingle spit in Europe.

The Ore creeps out of town down a storm gulley beside the Co-op supermarket, following the B1116 to Parham which once has a WWII aerodrome where Glenn Miller played in a hanger. The Alde comes down from Badingham, and meanders  in meadows until it reaches Stratford St Andrew, beyond which it too ducks under the A12 and, after a mile or so, meets the Ore.

Aldeburgh from which the character, Peter Grimes, was the inspiration for Britten's opera, is now as bijou as Southwold, and a thriving beach-selling fishing sector. Aldeburgh also fears the sea and more recently  sculptor Maggi Hambling, installed The Scallop, a steel shell four metres high, deliberately at the top of the beach. It has the words of Peter Grimes, "I hear those voices that will not be drowned".

Beyond Slaughden the rivers now called the Ore again, and snakes off beside the flatness of Orford Ness, and the only permitted access is by the National Trust's ferry from Orford, half way down on the right.www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orfordness

Just south of Slaughden is The Martello tower shown in the picture above where East Of England Online's Chloe Giles stayed for a weekend. Havergate Island is a wildliife reserve opposite the entrance to Butley River, a creek, crossed by a summertime ferry, www.aldeandore.org, beyond which the Ore reaches Shingle Street.


Cambridge is an elegant internationally renowned city, boasting spectacular architecture in the shape of colleges, chapels, churches and courtyards combined with green parks, wide open spaces and the River Cam, which winds through its heart.Cambridge has great culture museums, galleries, theatres, art centres and festivals. The Fens stretch for miles displaying dramatic big skylines. The city sees the contemporary and the historic sit side by side. From it's Boutique Quarter, to it's fantastic variety of entertainment such as The Arts Theatre, The ADC and three cinemas, and live music at The Junctioin and Corn Exchange.The city also boasts a thriving club scene, riverside pubs, and cosmopolitan cuisines, to it's thirty-one colleges, cobbled courtyards, gardens, bridges and chapels.

Ely offers the best of both historic and modern times. With magnificent cathedral, tranquil close, gradens, bustling waterside and marina. The Maltings host a lively programme of events.

Wicken Fen's 200 acres offer a glimpse into the lost world of the primaeval fens, an atmosphere of solitary timelessness. Wicken Fen is a National Trust nature reservewith rare meadows, reed beds and waterways.

Wisbech's North Brink beside the River Nene has been described as 'one of the most perfect Georgian streets in England' and features Peckover House and 18th century town houses, also Elgoods Brewery, a traditional 18th century brewery. Across the river on South Brink is the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum commemorating the life and work of the founding member of the National Trust and crusader for housing reform.


Taste the finest fish and chips as the tide creeps in at Aldeburgh!
Explore Southwold 's famous Pier. Stand on the spot where Constable visualised his paintings. 

Hear the thunderous last furlong at Newmarket - the historic home of horse-racing. Visiting Newmarket is a must for anyone interested in the world of racing!
The town boats two racecourses, the Rowley Mile and the July Racecourse, and 2,500 acres of training grounds known as Newmarket Heath. 
Plus The National Stud, The Jockey Club Rooms, and The National Horseracing Museum. Added to this impressive mix is a line up of boutques including 
The Dressing Room which has some lovely hats for a day at the races. Plus eateries and wellbeing practices.  

Ipswich is tops for entertainment, and is England's oldest continuously settled 
Anglo-Saxon town. Discover a Tudor Christchurch Mansion and the redeveloped waterfront with its marina. 

The ancient market town of Framlingham is home to a superb 12th century castle and in the west sits Bury St Edmunds, an award-winning ancient town and gardens with Britain's smallest pub and cathedral. 

Suffolk Wool towns Lavenham (England's best preserved medieval town), Long Melford (famed for antiques) and Sudbury (birthplace of artist Thomas Gainsborough) offer a magical insight to medieval Britain.
Felixstowe is a very fashionable seaside resort, bordered on the north by the River Deben and on the south by the River Orwell, well loved for its Blue Flag quality sand and shingle beach, long promenade and seaside attractions.


Miles of unspoilt coastline, internationally important nature reserves, hundreds of picturesque villages, historic market towns, the beautiful Broads, Britain's magical waterland.

Norfolk Coastline - designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the West Norfolk coastline is a mass of sand dunes, reed beds and clear horizons.

Old Hunstanton, Brancaster and Holkham, all have lovely beaches, rimmed by acres of pale sand. Hunstanton's main beach has been awarded a Blue Flag and a Quality Cost Award for many successive years, resting on the north-west corner of Norfolk at the mouth of The Wash. It is thought to be one of the safest and cleanest beaches in the United Kingdom, with its famous cliffs and many sources of family entertainment and amusements along its front. 

The beach at Old Hunstanton is very distinctive, covered in attractive sprawling sand dunes. And West Norfolk is very different to other parts of Norfolk, and offers an idyllic mix of charming villages, small towns and peaceful countryside.
Heacham is on Norfolk's Sunset Coast overlooking The Wash. A thriving village community, lit by unique east coast sunsets and encircled by fragrant purple lavender and scarlet poppy fields.  

The beach to the other side of Hunstanton Town is more open sand. 
Snettisham is on Norfolk's Sunset Coast overlooking The Wash, it is both natural and unspoilt and a popular and pretty coastal holiday village, well known for its RSPB bird reserve near the beach.  One of the greatest bird events occur right here in the winter when - at high tide -  up to forty thousand pink-footed geese roost.  You cannot fail to notice how they fill the skies when they swoop over the area.


Fishing in the Norfolk Broads, and on the surrounding rivers where freshwater fish are widely available.

Offer 3 lakes, on-site shop and open all year.
Butt Lane, Burgh Castle. 07919 080961.

Offer 2 small, shallow ponds, day tickets available.
Butt Lane, Burgh Castle. 

1 lake, day and night fishing, open all year.
Church Road, Burgh Castle. 07983 726516.

Day and night fishing, great for families.
Church Road, Burgh Castle. 01493 780363.

Offer 2 lakes. Day and evening fishing, open all year.
Mill Road, Burgh Castle. 01493 781521.

1 lake, day and night fishing, open all year.
Mill Road, Stokesby. 07917 756015.

Two person boats available to hire from dawn til dusk.
Main Road, Filby. 01493 368142.

Fishing available all year, from boat / wheelyboat and bank.
Church Lane, Fritton. 07919 598602.

Day fishing.Cess Road, Martham. 01493 748358.