Stretching along the east coast of England, this beautiful part of the country incorporates Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. When you stay at hotels in East Anglia you are presented with canals, coastline, fishing villages and vibrant cities.
There is such an eclectic mix of landscapes, activities, attractions and things to do that you will love every minute you spend here. Our fabulous collection of luxury East Anglia hotels introduces you to different parts of the region, each possessing its own individual personality. From the ancient town of Ipswich to the pretty market town of Bury St Edmunds, there is a location and hotel to suit you.
East Anglia is steeped in fascinating history, so around every corner you will find a wonderful museum, stately home or magnificent cathedral. But that’s not all, the dramatic and beautiful landscape lends itself to fun activities such as cycling, walking, sailing and horse riding.
The county of Norfolk is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is made up of charming seaside towns with endless expanses of pristine coastline, which is home to fabulous wildlife, quaint villages and , not forgetting, the famous Norfolk Broads.
There are several historic places you can visit, including King’s Lynn, Sandringham, Thetford and Diss. Great Yarmouth makes for another exciting day out as it is filled with maritime history. If festivals are your thing, there are plenty to choose from throughout the year.
Pastel coloured villages, stony beaches and lush countryside all combine to make up the impressive county of Suffolk. It has a wonderful heritage that is reflected in many landmarks, castles and cathedrals, making it a cultural delight.
Mostly known for its university and academic background, Cambridgeshire is a picturesque city that boasts fantastic architecture, green open spaces and ancient churches. If you’re eager to experience some culture, the city certainly isn’t short of museums, theatres and galleries. Alternatively, pay a visit to The Fens, a dramatic stretch of countryside, or amble around the delightful towns and villages.
Things to do in East Anglia
The vast, diverse landscape is perfect for children and adults to explore. If you fancy getting out and about on a bike or by foot, there are endless scenic paths and trails where you can discover the local wildlife and breathe in the fresh air. Make sure you have your camera at the ready to capture the beautiful scenery and idyllic nature. Whatever the season, as long as you wear appropriate clothing, it’s great to get outdoors in East Anglia.
For anyone interested in soaking up the history and culture of the region, you will find everything from museums and galleries, to steam trains and cathedrals. Houghton Hall is a majestic Palladian house in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, which has an incredible five acre walled garden, sculptures, restaurant and gift shop.
Lee Valley Regional Park is perfect for a relaxing day out. Take a boat ride on the river or simply stroll among the park gardens.
The sandy beach at RSPB Titchwell Marsh is home to 259 fabulous 259 species of birds that circle overhead and is a nature lover’s paradise. The reserve is open every day of the year and also offers pond dipping, a fun adventure for the family.
Norwich Cathedral was founded in 1096 and sits among 44 acres of grounds. Built using Normandy stone, it is one of the most striking Romanesque buildings in the whole of Europe. You will be astounded by the 1000 years of history that’s captured inside its ancient walls. Explore the Herb Garden and Japanese Garden or embark on a guided tour.
East Anglia Restaurants
The county is bursting with great places to eat, so whether you are looking for fine dining East Anglia restaurants or a lighter pub meals, you will find a wide range of places. Because of the coastal location, there are fresh, local ingredients, especially seafood and fish in abundance.
The Eaterie at Salthouse Harbour
Indulge in innovative cuisine that is given a clever twist. You will become totally absorbed in the cool and modern surroundings, which help to create this unique dining experience.
Frederick’s Restaurant at The Ickworth hotel
This fabulous restaurant in Bury St Edmunds is bright, light and airy and serves up vibrant dishes using ingredients freshly sourced from local suppliers. Bask in the stunning Italian Gardens as you indulge your tastebuds.
The Eaterie at The Angel Hotel
This creative space is a great place to enjoy wonderful views of Suffolk. Fresh, local produce is cleverly fused to bring you some of the tastiest cuisine around.
Conservatory Restaurant at Titchwell Manor
The light filled Conservatory Restaurant holds three AA Rosettes and is embraced by a beautiful walled garden. The seven course menu is absolutely sublime and rivals that of any top class restaurant.
With its own herb garden, orchard and kitchen garden, ingredients don’t get much fresher than at Congham Hall restaurant. Simple dishes are infused with flavours that will tantalise your tastebuds.