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The 21 best places to visit in the East of England

With famous sites such as Holkham Hall in Norfolk and Knebworth in Hertfordshire, here are the best places to visit in the East of England.

Hindringham Hall beautiful lake photograph

Encompassing famous countries such as Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, the East of England is a haven for historic houses and gardens, including grand country estates such as Holkham Hall and Knebworth house, to beautiful more intimate spaces such as Stody Lodge and The Gibberd Garden. Take a look below to see where you can visit or view a map of the houses and gardens here.

Cambridgeshire

Travel sustainably

We’re keen to encourage you to explore the East of England sustainably, so have teamed up with Good Journey to help you find car-free means of exploring the range of historic houses and gardens in the area. Take a look at Good Journey’s website here to find means of exploring the area now.

Essex

The home of Governor of the Bank of England

Moggerhanger House in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, is a Grade 1 listed house designed by the eminent architect, Sir John Soane Designed in 1792 as the country home of the Governor of the Bank of England, Godfrey Thornton.

Moggerhanger House in Bedfordshire

Hertfordshire

Norfolk

Interested in attending events at historic houses?

The East of England is a hub for wonderful events on the estates of famous historic houses and gardens. From car shows to festivals, art exhibitions to plant fairs, there’s so much to do beyond simply viewing these great spaces. Take a look at the range of events happening at these estates in the East of England here.

...also in Norfolk

Suffolk

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Holkham Hall in Norfolk

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