Attractions in the East Of England

There are plenty of places to see and visit in the East Of England. Whether you love hiking or cycling, East Of England is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in the East Of England

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    This resplendent granite monument is found in the beautiful Ashridge Estate. Standing at 33m (108ft) tall, from April to October you can actually climb it's 172 steps.

    It's dedicated rather …

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    Epping forest

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Take any of the side roads off this main road, and you will find yourself deep in the Epping woods. There are plenty of hiking trails, and tracks to ride …

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    Laura
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    Trinity College is the largest (and probably the richest) college in Cambridge. The visit is a journey through time. Definitely worth seeing.

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    Gonville & Caius College

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    This is the fourth-oldest college at the University of Cambridge and one of the wealthiest. There are 475 undergraduates and 230 graduates. Its alumni have won twelve Nobel Prizes. David Frost and Kenneth Clarke were at this college.

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    Queen's College

    Hiking Highlight

    Queens College is of the oldest and most prestigious constituent colleges in Cambridge. It was founded by Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England, almost six hundred years ago.

    The college …

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    The Blue Egg

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Blue Egg cafe. Excellent food, lots of choice if you are coeliac, including beans on toast & cake. Warm welcome with bike parking.

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    Fitzwilliam Museum

    Hiking Highlight

    The Fitzwilliam Museum is the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1816 with the bequest of the library and art collection of 7th …

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    Aldbury

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A beautiful chocolate-box village with half-timbered cottages, Aldbury is a gem. In the village centre, stocks and a well-preserved whipping-post stand next to a green pond, paying homage to days …

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    Amy
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    St Botolph's Church.

    Hiking Highlight

    The church is dedicated to Botolph, a seventh-century abbot in East Anglia, who is a patron saint of travellers. The church was by the south gate of medieval Cambridge, through which travellers from the south and west entered the town.

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    Christ’s College

    Hiking Highlight

    This was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort in 1505, and was the twelfth of the current colleges to be founded in its current form, though it had been previously founded …

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    Norton Heath Cafe

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A really popular haunt for cyclists in a beautiful, rural part of the region, this cafe has loads of space for bikes and gladly welcomes cyclists. The breakfasts are delicious …

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    Fun rolling hills

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This section is really fun, with smooth rolling hills that are easy to pedal up. A really nice cruising road with green fields either side.

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    Finchingfield

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Beautiful Village, with Cafes and Pubs

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    The college was founded in 1428 as a Benedictine hostel, in time coming to be known as Buckingham College, before being refounded in 1542 as the College of St Mary …

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    Cromer Windmill

    Road Cycling Highlight

    First built in 1681, this windmill has been restored and put back to work! It's the country's only surviving windmill. You can visit it for just £2 but it's not …

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    Castle Rising

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Castle Rising is actually located in the Castle Ruins, which is actually called Castle Rising Castle. The ruin has two peculiarities: It is surrounded by a large wall of water …

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    Winding lanes

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    This beautiful winding lane takes you through farmers fields before dropping you in the cute town of Moreton. A cyclist friendly place for a mid ride pitstop and drink at …

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    Laura
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    The Original Tea Hut cafe

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A real institution that's been around for more than 80 years. Great spot, popular haunt with cyclists (and motorbike riders), quiet roads that lead you here. Open daily from 9-5.

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    King's College Chapel is the chapel at King's College in the University of Cambridge. It is considered one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The chapel …

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    The Hub Cafe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A lovely cafe on Redbourn's high street, The Hub is the perfect place to stop for a coffee and a slice of cake. Geared towards cyclists, you will find everything …

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