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These companies offer a wide range of East England cottage properties and self catering accommodation. Their holiday properties range from modern apartments to barn conversions - all are inspected individually. Visit the sites for further information about availability and potential discounts.
Cottages 4 You
- Over 400 East England cottages
, located on the Norfolk Broads and coast. Their Middle England section also contains holiday cottages in central/East England in places like Cambridgeshire - two-person discounts are offered for a range of their self catering properties.
- About 390 East England holiday cottages
from Hoseasons Holidays. Most of their collection consists of renovated farm buildings which means they're well-appointed in rural locations. Bookings start at £250 but can increase to £1800 for high-season bookings.
- More than 60 cottages in East England, most of which are traditional in style - many are modern barn/farmhouse/granary conversions. All of their self catering properties are well appointed and have attained National Quality awards.
- Their East Anglia section features around 40 East England cottages and self catering accommodation. They range from modern, single-storey cottages to barn conversions. Week-long stays can be arranged for a s little as £168 in some cases.
Much of England's eastern reaches are dominated by East Anglia, which consists of the counties Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire
, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. East England has over 250 miles of coastline
, most of which is AONB designated.
The Eastern sea board is peppered by small towns such as Felixstowe, Aldeburgh
and Great Yarmouth, which is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the United Kingdom. The Norfolk Broads
are also an area of outstanding natural beauty
and consist of a network of man-made waterways, which were once a cornerstone of British industry.
These days they're used by holiday-makers and boating enthusiasts who are keen enjoy the inspiring countryside and diverse range of wildlife species, many of which are indigenous to the region.
Further inland, towns such as Heydon, Cavendish and Finchingfield epitomise the character and charm of rural England
. Consisting of thatched cottages
and country churches, these villages are steeped in history and tradition, providing some notable reminders of by-gone times, in the form of timbered houses and old country pubs. For more information about East England visitor attractions, see the guide that follows.
East England visitor attractions
This section details the most popular visitor attractions and entertainment in East England. It includes information about top restaurants, country pubs and museums that should keep visitors entertained during their short-break holiday.
The National Cycle Network runs through East England and consists of over 12,000 miles of signposted, traffic-free routes. It takes in some of the most important historical attractions
in the region and runs along the heritage coast - for further information see the Sustrans
There's also a number of public trails such as the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path and the Angles Way, which passes through the Little Ouse Valley and along the Waveney River. Nature lovers should visit The Lee Valley Regional Park
, and its 10,000 acres of plush, green woodland and protected nature reserves.
Food and drink
For good dining see the family-run Number Twenty Four Restaurant
in Wymondham. This AA rosette winner serves modern British food, which is occasionally fused with European cuisine - fixed dinners cost around £29. Adlard's Restaurant
located in Norwich is also noteworthy and has an affordable, modern European menu that uses local ingredients.
The 16th century Cross Keys
in Aldeburgh is worth a visit for its traditional, country pub ambience. It features two inglenook fireplaces, a selection of Victorian paintings and hand-pulled ales. The Angel
, which is an old Tudor Inn
, is set in the town of Lavenham and also boasts traditional furnishings. And like most good country pubs, it serves a range of local, real ales like Nethergate and Woodfordes. It also provides an imaginative pub menu which includes dishes like rabbit terrine and pigeon.
History and Culture
Visitors will find a diverse selection of historical attractions and places of interest. Lynn Museum, situated in King's Lynn exhibits a skeleton of a Saxon soldier and is home to the Seahenge Timber Circle which dates back to the Bronze Age. Colchester Castle
is also popular and is the largest Norman Keep in all of Europe.
Its museum displays pre and post Roman exhibits such as chariots and ancient statues. Opening times are 10.00 to 17.00. More Roman artifacts can be found at the Verulamium Museum
in St Albans. Other attractions include Norwich Castle, which houses a treasure trove of archaeological artifacts and paintings.
For modern history there is the Musuem of Power (Langford), the Muckleburgh Collection
(Weybourne), which features a large selection of tanks, and the House on the Hill Toy Museum (Stansted Mountfitchet) that has a collection of over 70,000 old toys and curios.