East Anglia Travel Guide
Norwich, East Anglia © Stuart Bassil
East Anglia sits on the hump of East England and includes Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Parts of Essex are sometimes also considered part of the region. Most of East Anglia is flat, with picturesque fenland and marshland; one of the greatest assets of this charming corner of England is the network of waterways which make it a popular boating destination. The coastline is also a big draw, with sandy and pebble beaches stretching along the remarkably unspoilt coast. An extra bonus for those considering beach or boating holidays is the fact that East Anglia is one of the driest parts of England and summers are usually gloriously devoid of the notorious English drizzle.
The region also has historical charm, with Cambridge providing scholarly prestige and Gothic splendour, and a number of other towns boasting impressive cathedrals. East Anglia is more about stately country homes and seaside villages than big cities though, travellers can while away the time on the lawns of grand estates like Blickling Estate and Holkham Hall, getting a taste for the country life of England's upper classes. Traversing the coastline or Norfolk Broads, enjoying the pubs and other attractions along the way, is also a worthwhile venture.