East Anglia via motorhome
It’s always a pleasure to tour the country roads of rural Britain, whether in the rain or in the sunshine. The fields are filled with growing crops, the meadows populated by grazing livestock and the air fresh and pure. East Anglia comprises the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The sheer beauty of the Region makes it a worthy exemplar of exactly the kind of place that makes driving a pleasure. Filled with open countryside, pretty villages and historic towns, you won’t be short of things to see and do.
The Norfolk Broads
The largest wetland in the UK and often described as the finest too, the Norfolk Broads comprises of over 125 og navigable waterways. Despite it’s appearance, the broads aren’t a naturally occurring wetland, instead, they were created through historic and intensive digging of the peatland beneath, which subsequently filled with water and became the broads we see today.
Despite being technically manmade, the Norfolk Broads is a beautiful place to visit for the scenery, for the nature and for the various water based activities, attractions and tours.
Famed for its long sandy beach, Great Yarmouth is a well known tourism and holiday hotspot. The main promenade is known as ‘The Golden Mile’ which should give you some idea of the quality of the beach and of the seaside in general. Whether you’d like to enjoy the golden sand, bathe in the sea, or enjoy all the trappings of a traditional seaside resort, Great Yarmouth is a lovely place for a day out.
The Village of Blakeney
England is dotted with picturesque villages and Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast is as pretty as they come. A coastal collection of flint built cottages, you can almost feel the local history surrounding you on the narrow winding streets. A boat trip to the bird sanctuary at Blakeney point can be arranged from the harbour, be sure to keep an eye out for grey seals!
Like many places in the UK, East Anglia has its own collection of ancient castles. One of particular note is the 900 year old Norman Keep, Hedingham Castle. Situated in 160 acres of landscaped gardens and steeped in history, the castle is host to numerous events throughout the year. Keep your eyes peeled for when the jousting is on!
For a family day out with a rural twist, there’s something for everyone at Church Farm in King’s Lynn. With all manner of tame farm animals to meet, an indoor playground, tractor rides and numerous events throughout the year, there’s plenty to see and do outside on the farm when the sun is shining, or indoors when the weather’s grey.