"East of England" United Kingdom Things to Do Tip by gabriellefox

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  East of England
by gabriellefox

There are so many places to go and things to see in the East of England you'll find it hard to fit it all in! Each of the region's counties has its very own unique character and all of them have a wealth of places to explore and treasures to discover. Step into the East of England and you step into a subtly different world. Senses are somehow heightened beneath the great wide skies that arch above the area due to its flat landscape.

It's England as you like it - the perfect mix of soft and gentle countryside, ancient cities, stately homes and gardens, charming towns, storybook villages, bird-reserved beaches and old-fashioned seaside fun. And all with that special additive - so very unique to the East of England - a very quirky individuality. In Stilton, Cambridgeshire, they roll cheeses down the street. At Grimston, Norfolk, they race snails on the cricket pitch for prizes. And at Great Dunmow, Essex, they have a mock trial, complete with a bewigged judge, to find a couple who 'haven't had a brawl for the last 12 months and a day'. Delightfully different!

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  • Written Feb 11, 2005
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