East of England as a Destination

The East of England, despite being known for its flat landscapes provides plenty of things to see and experience to those who visit. East Anglia, located in the East of England offers endless possibilities from beach trips to city breaks, shopping, history and so much more. Take punt on the river Cam or row on the Norfolk Broads, this region of England can fully cater for outdoor enthusiast as well as keen city dwellers.

East of England - What to see and do

Norfolk boasts a beautiful selection of vast, sandy beaches including: Brancaster (perfect for dog-walkers), Holkham (perfect for water activities such as windsurfing and kitesurfing) and Hunstanton (perfect for young families). Further inland from Norfolk’s coast you can visit the city of Norwich, providing an endless variety of eating, shopping and cultural activities and experiences.   

No trip to East Anglia can overlook a visit to the city of Cambridge, home to the world-famous University that has been around for over 800 years. A whole day can easily be spent here visiting the various University Colleges with their beautiful architecture and incredible gardens, a punting trip on the river Cam or simply a walk in the Botanical gardens where you can enjoy a wide selection of plants and trees housed within the 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses. 

East of England - Gastronomy

England is famous for its fish and chips, which is a must-try for any visit to the Norfolk coastline. Coastal towns such as Cromer, Hunstanton and Great Yarmouth offer endless options ranging from the traditional fish and chip shop all the way to award-winning gastropubs. 

Essex, Norfolk and Sussex are home to many market-towns; traditional market-towns such as Saffron Walden (Essex) are a great place to find local food produce and explore the rich heritage that these towns and villages to offer. Saffron Walden’s market runs every Tuesday and Saturday and has been going since 1141.  

Cambridge has a number of famous pubs worth visiting. `The Eagle` pub is arguably the most famous as it was where, in 1953, Francis Crick and James Watson sketched out the structure of DNA on a napkin. `The Anchor` is another pub of musical significance as it was where Pink Floyd used to play and hang out in his formative years prior to global fame.