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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Blakeney National Nature Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The 1,000 acres of grassy dunes at Blakeney Point are home to nesting terns and about 500 common and gray seals. The 3½-mile walk here from...Read More

  • 8. Bridge Cottage

    Historic Home

    On the north bank of the Stour, this 16th-century home in East Bergholt has a shop, an exhibition about Constable's life, and a pleasant tearoom...Read More

  • 9. Bury St. Edmunds Abbey


    These scattered ruins are all that remain of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, which fell during Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. The...Read More

  • 10. Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Set apart from the village on a hill, this grand 15th-century church was built between 1480 and 1520 by cloth merchant Thomas Spring. The height...Read More

  • 11. Emmanuel College

    Educational Institution

    The master hand of architect Sir Christopher Wren (1632–1723) is evident throughout much of Cambridge, particularly at Emmanuel, built on the...Read More

  • 12. Great St. Mary's

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Known as the "university church," Great St. Mary's has its origins in the 11th century, although the current building dates from 1478. The main...Read More

  • 13. Hollytrees Museum


    This excellent museum, in a Georgian mansion near the castle, tells the story of the daily lives of local people. There are chances to create...Read More

  • 14. Holy Trinity Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This largely 15th-century church, founded by the rich clothiers of Long Melford, stands on a hill at the north end of the village. Close up...Read More

  • 15. Leiston Abbey & Beach

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This Augustinian abbey, founded in 1186, was one of the most important religious orders in the area until it fell victim to Henry VIII's troops...Read More

  • 16. St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Although the main body of this cathedral dates from the 15th century, its brilliant ceiling and gleaming stained-glass windows are the result...Read More

  • 17. St. George's Guildhall

    Notable Building

    The largest surviving medieval guildhall in England, with several of its original features entact, St. George's now contains a small theater...Read More

  • 18. St. Mary's Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in the 15th century, St. Mary's has a blue-and-gold embossed "wagon" (barrel-shape) roof over the choir. Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's sister...Read More

  • 19. Trinity Guildhall

    Notable Building

    One of King's Lynn's most impressive structures, this 15th-century building has an enormous arched roof and a distinctive black-and-white exterior...Read More

  • 20. Whipple Museum of the History of Science


    This rather delightful, dusty old cupboard of a museum contains all manner of scientific artifacts, instruments, and doodads from the medieval...Read More

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