East Anglia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in East Anglia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Aldeburgh Beach Lookout

    Arts/Performance Venue

    This tiny, disused lookout tower is in the middle of the main beachfront in Aldeburgh and has been converted into a bijou space for contemporary...Read More

  • 2. Blickling Estate

    Historic Home

    Behind the wrought-iron entrance gate to Blickling Estate, two mighty yew hedges form a magnificent frame for this perfectly symmetrical Jacobean...Read More

  • 3. Burghley House

    Historic Home

    Considered one of the grandest houses of the Elizabethan age, this architectural masterpiece is celebrated for its rooftops bristling with pepper...Read More

  • 4. Ely Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Known affectionately as the Ship of the Fens, Ely Cathedral can be seen for miles, towering above the flat landscape on one of the few ridges...Read More

  • 5. Fitzwilliam Museum


    In a classical-revival building renowned for its grand Corinthian portico, "The Fitz," founded by the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion in...Read More

  • 6. Holkham Hall

    Historic Home

    One of the most splendid mansions in Britain, Holkham Hall is the seat of the Coke family, the earls of Leicester. In the late 18th century...Read More

  • 7. Houghton Hall

    Historic Home

    Built in the 1720s by the first British prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, this extraordinary Palladian pile has been carefully restored by...Read More

  • 8. Kettle's Yard


    Originally a private house owned by a former curator of London's Tate galleries, Kettle's Yard contains a fine collection of 20th-century art...Read More

  • 9. King's College Chapel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Based on Sainte-Chapelle, the 13th-century royal chapel in Paris, this house of worship is perhaps the most glorious flowering of Perpendicular...Read More

  • 10. Lincoln Castle


    Facing the cathedral across Exchequer Gate, this castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068, incorporating the remains of Roman walls...Read More

  • 11. Lincoln Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Lincoln's crowning glory (properly known as the Cathedral of St. Mary, although nobody calls it that), this was, for centuries, the tallest...Read More

  • 12. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


    Cambridge University maintains some fine museums in its research halls on Downing Street—the wonder is that they're not better known to visitors...Read More

  • 13. Norwich Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The grandest example of Norman architecture in Norwich has a towering 315-foot spire and the second-largest monastic cloisters in Britain (only...Read More

  • 14. Polar Museum


    Beautifully designed, this museum at Cambridge University's Scott Polar Research Institute chronicles the history of polar exploration. There...Read More

  • 15. Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts

    Educational Institution

    Designed by Norman Foster, this hangarlike building on the campus of the University of East Anglia holds the collection of the Sainsbury family...Read More

  • 16. Sandringham House

    Historic Home

    Not far from the old-fashioned seaside resort of Hunstanton, Sandringham House is where the Royal Family traditionally spends Christmas. The...Read More

  • 17. St. Mary-the-Virgin

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of the most remarkable churches in the region, St. Mary-the-Virgin was started just before the Reformation. The doors underneath the ruined...Read More

  • 18. Sutton Hoo

    Visitor Center

    The visitor center at Sutton Hoo tells the story of one of Britain's most significant Anglo-Saxon archaeological sites. In 1938, a local...Read More

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