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  Regional Highlights

  • Fantastic opportunities to watch nature – many conservation centres, nature reserves and bird-watching stations to visit
  • Market towns and traditional boat-building villages for an insight to a rural English way of life
  • Lock-free cruising on shallow lakes and rivers – perfect for first time cruisers
    Sailing and water sports for a different pace of life

Although just short distance away by road, it is easy to spend a week cruising this idyllic northern section of the Broads as there is so much to see and do. At the village of Woodbastwick on the edge of Cockshoot Broad visit the local Norfolk Brewery and taste some real ale!

Seaside, cathedral cities and sailing are all aspects of this lovely coastal cruise on the Broads. From Horning, head to Oulton Broad via the Rivers Bure, Yare and Waveney. By the coast at Oulton Broad spend some time at the Lowestoft Maritime Museum and see the international Sailing Craft Association’s fascinating display of boats from every continent.

Our base is located on the Somerleyton Estate, home to the impressive Somerleyton Hall which is well worth visiting for its wonderful carved stonework and architectural features as well as beautiful gardens, a maze and tea rooms.

About East Anglia in UK:

East Anglia is made up of the coastal counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, along with Cambridgeshire, and is a perfect destination for days out, short breaks and holidays, at any time of the year. There is beautiful countryside, including the unique Norfolk Broads, the Brecks and Thetford Forest, and Constable Country, punctuated by pretty market towns & villages.

On East Anglia’s 500 miles of coast, you'll discover enormous sandy beaches, undulating cliffs, creeks and saltmarsh. East Anglia has the best birdwatching in the country. Visit and you can experience a wide range of culture, cutting-edge arts, a rich history and heritage, festivals and scores of family-friendly attractions.

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.

Norfolk is a great destination at any time of year. Miles of unspoilt coastline, internationally important nature reserves, hundreds of picturesque villages, historic market towns, the beautiful Broads, Britain's magical waterland and Norwich, a heritage, entertainment and shopping gem, are just some of the delights on offer.

Whether you enjoy golf, fishing, boating, visiting gardens and historic houses, shopping for local produce and exploring churches Norfolk has 640 medieval churches, the largest concentration in the world - or love traditional seaside holidays, then Norfolk is the place for you.

Suffolk From the wetland Broads in the north to the beautiful historic Wool Towns in the south; the shimmering greenery of the west to the stunning Suffolk Coast in the east - Suffolk offers some incredible sights.

When you make Suffolk your choice for your UK holiday or break, it is all about sheer indulgence in wide open countryside and beautiful coastline, savouring incredible local food and drink and a wonderful range of luxury accommodation. Its rich heritage is what makes Suffolk extra special, being one of the most coveted ancient regions in the UK.