The countryside in Eastern England may be less dramatic than in other areas of the country, but it is no less beautiful. There are the gently rolling hills of Norfolk and Suffolk, with a large area of reclaimed marshland, called the Fens.
Then there are the watery landscapes of the Norfolk Broads - a popular holiday destination, where you can travel by boat through marshlands, rivers and nature reserves.
The East Coast has the seaside towns of Great Yarmouth, Wells and Cromer. There are many interesting stately homes to visit, including Somerleyton Hall, Sandringham House (a summer residence for the Royal Family), Felbrigg Hall and Audley End House.
The great landscape painter John Constable was born in Suffolk, and some of the scenes from his most famous paintings can still be seen in this area much as they were in his day, examples being Flatford Mill and Stoke-by-Naylands Church tower.
Norwich is the county town of Norfolk. It has a magnificent Norman castle, which is said to be the best preserved example of a Norman keep in the country. The castle is home to the Norfolk Regimental Museum as well as the Castle Museum itself.
Norwich is clustered around the Cathedral and Castle, and feels like an ancient medieval town. The ancient cobbled street of Elm Hill has some fine examples of picturesque colour-washed buildings, and has lots of medieval atmosphere.
Attractions in Eastern England
Towns in Eastern England