Attractions in the East Of England

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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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    1

    Mott Street

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Number 26 of the UK's top 100 Climbs

    Just North of London in the county of Essex lies High Beach and the climb of Mott Sreet.

    Studying the topography, it's …

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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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    Chris
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    3

    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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    Epping forest

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This section of Epping New Road is the main way to access Essex but it's unpleasant to ride on with 'road' wheels as the surface is chip 'n tar, the …

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    Al
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    The Roman Road

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    A long track with a good combination of inclines and descents, but look out for families and dog walkers on pleasant days.

    It also requires good confident bike handling skills …

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    Best cyclelane around

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This is a former rail line, converted to a guided bus lane i.e. closed to traffic except buses, which are kept to their concrete "rail tracks". The cycle lane runs …

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    Castle Rising

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Built around 1138 by William d'Aubigny II, Castle Rising is a beautiful ruined medieval fortification that has witnessed centuries of fascinating history: from hosting royals to functioning as a hunting …

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    Amy
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    Five Knolls

    Hiking Highlight

    The Five Knolls are prehistoric burial mounds or barrows. There are two pond barrows, which are circular flat areas surrounded by raised banks. The mounds are believed to be from …

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    Edvard
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    9

    Sandringham House and Gardens

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A famous royal getaway, Sandringham House has served as a private home for royals since 1862 and remains the Queen's favourite country retreat. Surrounded by 20,000 acres of manicured gardens, …

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    Amy
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    10

    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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    Nicky Line

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    Until 1959, the Nicky Line transported passengers from between Luton and Hemel Hempstead. The nine mile (14 km) stretch is now a lovely cycle path through peaceful countryside. It's thought …

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    Amy
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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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    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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    Edvard
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    DNA Cycleway to Shelford

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    In 2005, as a celebration of the 10,000th mile of the national cycle network, Cambridgeshire County Council and Sustrans created a DNA-inspired cycle path. The path runs from Addenbrooke’s Hospital …

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    Tim
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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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    Queens' 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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    Chris
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    17

    Good place for walk or mountain bike tour. Bird watching hide is there.

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    The King's College Chapel is commonly seen as the landmark of the city and is perhaps the most famous building of Gothic architecture in Cambridge. It was built over a …

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    Pegsdon Hills

    Hiking Highlight

    The chalk summits of the Pegsdon Hills afford some of the best views you find in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can expect stunning displays of nature …

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    Dan
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    The Hub Cafe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Fabulous cakes and snacks, good coffee, freshly-cut sandwiches use tasty bread from local Redbournbury Mill.
    Snug inside with comfy chairs and bookcases with cycling books and magazines to read as …

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    Tim

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