15 of the best places to visit in East Anglia

Discover East Anglia, England's Eastern gem, where captivating coastlines strike a chord with charming villages against a backdrop of rich history. As an admirer of its singular charm, I entreat you to delve into Norfolk's unique splendour and heritage, evident in every grain of sand, cobblestone street, and time-worn relic.


The enchanting coastal village of Blakeney serves as a gateway to the North Norfolk coast. Delight in a boat ride from the vibrant harbour to meet the resident seals at Blakeney Point, or savour the thrill of adventure with a walk to the secluded lifeboat station. With its privileged location in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, Blakeney promises an enriching wildlife experience.


Wells-next-the-Sea, a picturesque Norfolk town, tempts with its golden sands, vibrant beach huts, and renowned seafood eateries. This coastal sanctuary offers myriad attractions, from sailing to birdwatching. Immerse yourself in the charm of its streets and harbour, sprinkled with independent shops, galleries, and cafés. Nearby, the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway promises a delightful journey through the verdant countryside.


A city of historical import and cultural dynamism, Norwich, in the east of England, brims with architectural splendour and a vibrant arts scene. Explore landmarks like Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle, remnants of its Roman and medieval grandeur. The city's thriving arts scene, manifested in its numerous museums, galleries, and theatres, including the versatile Norwich Theatre Royal, offers a wide array of enriching experiences.

Cley next the Sea

Cley next the Sea, a quaint coastal village in Norfolk, is a paradise for nature lovers. Famed for the Cley Marshes Nature Reserve, this village entices with stunning coastal walks and rich wildlife. Explore the medieval St Margaret's Church, the Cley Windmill, and relish local produce and seafood at the numerous independent shops, galleries, and cafés.


Holt, a charming Georgian market town in Norfolk, lures with its history, architecture, and unique shopping experiences. The town offers a variety of boutiques, antique shops, and galleries nestled amongst historic buildings. Discover St Andrew's Church, the Georgian townhouses, and indulge in the local culinary offerings at the many excellent restaurants and cafés.


The Gunton Arms
Taking pride of place in a sprawling deer park that surrounds Gunton Hall, The Gunton Arms boasts an enviable...

Ina rural village on the fringes of a conservation area, The Bell really hits the mark when it comes to location, and its interiors are just as impressive...

Cley Windmill
Boasting an intriguing history dating back to the early 19th century,Cley Windmill has been sympatheticallyconverted into a unique guesthouse.
The Ironmongers

Overlooking theancient Aylsham market square and drenched in history, The Ironmongersoffers unique boutique accommodation.

The Suffield Arms
Don’t be fooled by its rural setting and elegant demeanour, inside TheSuffield Arms is a heady concoction of styles that commands yourattention.


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