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Local to Us – East Anglian Attractions

Here are some of our more famous local attractions to get you going. For a more in-depth guide on what to see in East Anglia and the Uk, we recommend visiting www.tripadvisor.co.uk and www.roughguides.com

BroadsThe Norfolk Broads

Type: Beauty spot Where: East of Norfolk

Description: The Norfolk Broads have been coined ‘Britain’s Magical Waterland’ which represents the mystic beauty of the rivers, with the fun and adventure that the whole family can enjoy whilst on a holiday on the Broads. For the family there are many walking and cycling routes that follow the rivers through beautiful countryside and landscapes. The unspoiled villages and market towns give the adults a place to sample local food and good beer. All the Broads are either on or situated adjacent to the rivers.

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norwich-cathedralNorwich City and Cathedral

Type: Historical City Where: Norfolk

Description: “Norfolk’s favourite building” Founded in 1096 and built using Normandy stone shipped from Caen, Norwich Cathedral is set in the 44 acre Cathedral Close, a peaceful city centre sanctuary. Norwich Cathedral is a living centre of worship, learning and hospitality, extending a warm welcome to our visitors from Norfolk and beyond. Part of the Norwich 12 – an initiative of Norwich Heritage, Economic and Regeneration Trust.

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MinsmereMinsmere Wildlife Reserve – As featured on Springwatch 2014/2015

Type: Wildlife/Nature Where: Near Saxmundham, Suffolk

Description: Enjoy stunning woodland, wetland and coastal scenery and close views of a wide range of wildlife, including many rare species. Families can begin their journey of discovery in the Wild Zone, or build a den in the Wildwood Adventure. Self-guided activities include a free explorer backpack to borrow, and there’s a regular programme of events in school holidays. Seasonal wildlife highlights include: spring birdsong, nightingales and booming bitterns and nesting avocets; summer butterflies, flowers and nesting terns; autumn migrants, red deer rut and colour; winter ducks, evening roosts of birds.

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AldeburghAldeburgh

Type: Historical Coastal Town Where: Suffolk Coastline

Description: Aldeburgh’s defiantly old-fashioned Suffolk coast seafront evokes the Victorian and Edwardian periods when this delightful coastal town became a seaside resort for the upper middle classes. Once Aldeburgh prospered as a port, shipbuilding and fishing being its two major industries; Drake’s Greyhound and Pelican were built at Slaughden, just south of Aldeburgh. In the 16th century over 1,500 people were engaged in fishing, now just a dozen or so clinker built fishing boats are drawn up on the beach providing super fresh fish for locals and holidaymakers alike.

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ColchesterColchester Town and Castle

Type: Historical Town Where: Essex

Description: Colchester in Essex is Britain’s oldest recorded town. But it’s not just Colchester’s unique heritage and history that attracts more than 4.5m visitors every year. Colchester today is a thriving, modern town with many great visitor attractions, including the family favourites Colchester zoo and Colchester Castle. Visit Colchester tourist attractions; they are just the place for a day trip, and with so much to see and do why not stay a while and book a short-break or family holiday.

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CambridgeCambridge University, Cathedral and the River Cam

Type: Historic City Where: Cambridgeshire

Description: Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. Here a blend of independent shops is mingled with high street brands.Relax in the many beautiful pubs, restaurants and cafes. Don’t forget to give punting on the River Cam a go!

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A little further afield..

LondonLondon City Centre

We are situated approximately a 2 hour drive from our iconic Capital City of London; boasting hundreds of world famous attractions including Museums, Art Galleries, Theatres and not to forget Buckingham Palace! If you are planning on campervanning in and around the East of England then London would be a great addition to your trip.

Some of the famous attractions include: Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, London Bridge, The Tate Modern, National Gallery, Oxford Circus Shopping, The East End Theatres and many.. many more!

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