EAST ANGLIA's BEST PLACES TO VISIT
We've selected 50 of the most beautiful places to visit in 2022
1. Burnham Market
Burnham Market is arguably the prettiest village in North Norfolk, with its beautiful 18th-century Georgian architecture (often blooming with seasonal flowers), wide high-street with a leafy village green, stylish independent boutiques and close to some of the most picturesque beaches.
2. Holkham Beach
Holkham Beach is regularly hailed as one of England's finest beaches. This is one of the country's most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand. Gwyneth Paltrow famously walked across Holkham sand at low tide during the closing scenes of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’.
Aldeburgh is a traditional seaside town with plenty to offer the visiting tourist. A pebble beach runs from the Martello Tower overlooking the harbour at the south of town to the controversial Scallop sculpture in the North.
Half-Timbered houses and higgledy-piggledy storefronts are plentiful in Lavenham. Take a walk around this beautiful village and spot the prettiest building. They're coated in a mix of mid-toned pastels from Suffolk pink to burnt orange and light up the village like an artist's palette.
5. Snape Maltings
Snape Maltings is a must-visit destination for anyone travelling through to Aldeburgh, Southwold and beyond. It's nestled on the banks of the River Alde and is home to countless shops, eateries and the world-renowned Concert Hall founded by British composer Benjamin Britten.
6. Happisburgh Lighthouse
The vibrant red and white stripes of the Happisburgh Lighthouse make it a distinctive landmark and the oldest working lighthouse in East Anglia. Operational from 1791 after a severe winter storm wrecked 70 sailing ships and 600 men were lost off the Norfolk Coast in 1789. The tower is 85ft tall and the lantern is 134ft above sea level. The lighthouse marks a safe passage around the southern end of the treacherous Haisborough Sands. The light has a range of 18 miles. This is the only independently operated lighthouse in the UK.