East of England Visitor Guide

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With its coastal and country landscapes, market towns and villages, and many family attractions and events, East Anglia is the perfect destination for a holiday, short break or day out. In this guide we cover how to make the most of a trip to this beautiful region...

SOUTH CAMBS

Set in 350 square miles of fantastic cycling

and walking countryside, the district of

South Cambridgeshire offers the perfect

opportunity to relax and explore.

With its historic monuments, houses and

museums set in the tranquil and rural

landscape of rolling chalk hills covered with

beech woods and flat fertile land, South

Cambridgeshire provides a great location for

everyone, from the lively and adventurous

to those who want to unwind and get away

from it all.

Eight miles south west of Cambridge,

Wimpole Hall and Home Farm is

Cambridgeshire’s largest stately home

with 18th century gardens designed by

the famous historical gardener Lancelot

‘Capability’ Brown. As well as its impressive

grounds, Wimpole Hall is also home to a

working farm where visitors can take part

in a variety of activities such as grooming

donkeys and ponies, collecting eggs and

experiencing the wide range of pigs, sheep

and cattle that live there.

The Imperial War Museum Duxford

(www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford)

is Europe’s premier aviation museum,

offering visitors an array of the finest

historic aircraft in seven acres of exhibition

space. The summer months see the skies

come alive with dramatic air displays.

Take in a winery tour at Chilford Hall’s working

vineyard, lying in 18 acres of rural countryside.

East Anglia is one of England’s main

wine-producing regions and the district

boasts a number of vineyards, benefiting

from long hours of sunshine and low rainfall.

Not far from Chilford Hall, the award-winning

Linton Zoo offers children and adults

alike a wealth of rare and exotic creatures,

while Shepreth Wildlife Park, just 8.7 miles

south of Cambridge, houses a famous collection

of wild and domestic animals.

Travel north to Grantchester with its idyllic

water meadows and The Orchard Tea

Gardens, made famous by poet Rupert

Brooke.

A warm welcome is awaiting at the many

hotels and guesthouses which are ideal

bases from which to enjoy all that the

region has to offer.

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