East Anglia

Top 10 escapes in the UK

Living in the UK can easily feel very busy. Our towns and cities, although lovely, can be congested and the daily grind can become a chore to wade through queues and traffic jams. Our...
The Gallery restaurant, complete with its minstrels’ gallery, the Swan, Lavenham. Credit: nicksmithphotography.com

Review: stay at the Swan in medieval Lavenham

An inn has stood on the site of the Swan Hotel & Spa in the medieval town of Lavenham, Suffolk, since the 15th century and today this sprawling half-timbered building is home to a...
Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk. Credit: VisitBritain/Richard Surman

Stunning photos of medieval Lavenham

There are few English villages as pretty as Lavenham in Suffolk, which was one of the richest towns in Tudor England If you want to visit an old English town with beautiful half-timbered buildings in...
Norfolk Broads

Norfolk insider’s guide

Messing about in boats on the Broads and the birthplace of Britain's most famous naval hero, Nelson, Norfolk, is a county of discovery. Ask anyone to picture a quintessentially British landscape and they might well...

Visit Whitstable Oyster Festival

Famous for its native oysters, the charming seaside town of Whitstable celebrates the ocean's bounty each summer with a festival that marries ancient tradition and ongoing popularity. Whitstable on the coast of north Kent has...

Rare retreats

From tree houses to trailers, roulottes to railway carriages, these unusual escapes offer a chance to abandon bricks and mortar without sacrificing style or comfort. The Bluebell Shepherd’s Huts, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire The Bluebell huts are...

Five facts about Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten put a small seaside town on the classical music map forever after he launched Aldeburgh Festival. In his centenary year, we offer five facts about England's most famous composer. 1. Benjamin Britten...

Hidden gems of Essex

Discover the collection of hidden gems in the capital's commuter-belt county with our pick of the best kept secrets in Essex The Cricketers (4-star), Clavering This 16th-century country pub, in a lovely village south-west of Saffron...

Essex insider’s guide

Discover the collection of hidden gems in the capital's commuter-belt county of Essex.  Colourful cottages in the streets of Saffron Walden Essex, while hugging the nation's capital on its eastern edges, nevertheless remains largely a ‘hidden'...
John Constable Deadham Vale

Suffolk: A Guide to Constable Country

Meander through a masterpiece, wander along winding riverside footpaths, discover landmarks and appreciate an unchanged landscape. Take a look at some of Suffolk’s must see spots. There are few places in the world where you...
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