The ancient kingdom of East Anglia to the north of London still retains its country charm and atmosphere. Based around Norfolk and Suffolk, the region now includes the counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. The region offers varied landscapes including country as well as seaside destinations and an intriguing mix of villages, towns and cities. Look for UK accommodation in this area now.
The Kingdom of East Anglia
East Anglia was one of the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and consisted of the northern people (Norfolk) and the southern (Suffolk) – there is still a friendly rivalry between them today. When these two tribes merged the Kingdom of East Anglia was formed and began a turbulent journey as different factions waged wars to claim ownership of it! Discover the history of the region when visiting here at places like Sutton Hoo, Bury St. Edmunds and Newmarket. Find great UK accommodation in these regions.
The gentle landscapes including heaths, flat fen lands, woodlands and forests makes for pleasant hiking and biking holidays. The only national park in the region is The Broads which is well worth visiting as are the Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines as well as the Dedham Vale. The beaches are unspoilt and are great family getaway destinations. There are a range of UK accommodation options available in this area.
Visit Britian’s oldest town Chochester as well as the historical cities including Cambridge. The architecture of East England is varied and ranges from upmarket ‘mansions’ to timber-framed houses, thatched roofs to more modern variants. Home to the largest concentration of cathedrals in the country, the wealth of history and cultural attractions in this area is also a major tourism attraction. .
There is a wildlife sanctuary home to tigers, monkeys and wolves based near Kelling Heath in north Norfolk! A great destination for children of all ages and this part of East England is also a great hiking and walking spot and a favourite with birdwatchers.
One of the pivotal reasons to visit East England is to visit the former home of Henry Moore. The gardens and studios are open to the public and the gallery on site showcases some of the work of this incredibly impactful sculptor. If you pre-book you can also gain access into the house. There is also a dining room on site and you will easily while away quite a few hours here. Look at UK accommodation options nearby.