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.


Tucked along Suffolk's Heritage Coast, Walberswick's quaint allure captivates with its traditional cottages, green commons, and pristine sandy beaches. Its annual crabbing competition is a local highlight, and a leisurely exploration of the nearby nature reserve allows for a serene encounter with the village's quiet allure.

Pinn Mill

Situated at the heart of the River Orwell, Pin Mill, a tranquil Suffolk hamlet, charms with its colourful houseboats and breathtaking views. Saunter along scenic paths, bask in the peace of its riverside setting, and savour refreshments at the local pub. This is England's riparian charm at its finest.

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings, nestled on the banks of the River Alde, is an unmissable stop en route to Aldeburgh or Southwold. Home to a myriad of shops, eateries, and the Concert Hall founded by British composer Benjamin Britten, a day here promises a sensory feast. Roam through the marshes, spot local wildlife, and settle for food in one of their establishments. Cap off your visit with live music in the Concert Hall, glass of wine in hand.

Wyken Vineyard

Nestled within Suffolk's lush countryside, Wyken Vineyard is a charming oasis of rural character. With beautifully converted 14th-century barns, verdant gardens, and pastures grazed by exotic animals, the vineyard produces award-winning wines. Relish a meal at The Leaping Hare restaurant, set under the ancient barn beams, and take a woodland walk to see the vine-laden grapevines.


Framlingham, a market town with Anglo-Saxon roots, holds its place in history as the site where Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. At its heart, Framlingham Castle, a magnificent 12th-century fortress, stands, overlooking the parkland and picturesque lake. Wander through the town, soaking in the splendid views over the captivating Suffolk landscape, and travel back to centuries past.

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