East of England

discover...Essex / Saffron WaldenEssex / EppingWith so many places to visit in East Anglia you will be spoilt for choice

Explore East Anglia and discover everything that this region has to offer. East Anglia has a diverse mixture of vibrant cities, individual towns and villages, beautiful countryside and idyllic seaside - and all within easy reach no matter where you are travelling from. Based around the ancient kingdom of East Anglia, the area is made up of the six counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex to form the well-known ‘hump› on England›s eastern side. Directly to the north of London, the region has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions.

Discover more by exploring the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Close to London, but worlds apart. It’s a little-known fact that over 70% of Essex is rural, a scenic patchwork of rich brown farmland speckled with pastel washed villages of thatch and timber, the views interrupted by mighty oaks and ashes presided over by the hurrying skies. But what makes rural Essex special?

Its climate perhaps, one of the driest in Britain, home to over 20 vineyards including one of England’s oldest, New Hall Vineyards? Or its villages, from Finchingfield, one of England’s most photographed, to Tiptree, hot contender for the largest? Maybe its culinary delights, Maldon Sea Salt and Colchester oysters, not to mention Tiptree jam?

Explore the Essex countryside and our fabulous market towns and decide for yourself.