UK’s Hidden Gems In The East Of England

Picture perfect villages, boating holidays and big blue skies are some of the things that people come across as they tread onto the eastern side of England. A deeper look into these picturesque wonders will take us to some of the hidden gems of the country.

Rutland in united kingdomThis is a traditional English countryside and the smallest county in England. It offers the chance to be let loose on water. Rutland Water is known for its wildlife and is the perfect place if you are a lover of windsurfing and canoeing. A mixture of traditional breads and artisan pastries can be found in the local bakers that blend well with locally brewed beer.

NorfolkIf you are a boat lover, then Norfolk is the place to be. A converted boat from the 1870s is there for you to captain. This beach house sites amidst the dunes overlooking the bird filled lagoons of the Snettisham RSPB reserve. The coast is located nearby as well, and you can fall asleep listening to the waves lashing the shores.

The picture perfect villages of Stour Valley and Dedham Vale can be quite a sight for the city bred who are used to the hustle and bustle of vehicles and honking horns. It presents like a scene of the ancient woodlands with rivers burbling through the meadows and the rolling farmlands looking like the canvas of an artist drawn in reality. It is little wonder that this is the hometown of the popular artist John Constable.

Bill Oddie spent his time spotting dragonflies and butterflies in the Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, here. The summer months draws hundreds of these oldest insect groups that wing away between ponds, lakes and ditches. Britain’s largest dragonfly – the Emperor can be spotted amongst the others if you can look carefully.

One of the most important archaeological sites in the United Kingdom – the magical Sutton Hoo, a royal burial mound is found in Suffolk. Ancient weaponry, precious jewels and masks alongside the earthly remains of an Anglo-Saxon king who was discovered in a 90 foot ship can be seen here.

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