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East of England

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East of England

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East Anglia [1] is the region of eastern England that lies broadly to the north of London and the Thames estuary, to the south of the Wash (the square shaped indentation in England's east coast) and to the east of the East Midlands. The region is also known, much less commonly, as the "East of England".


Map of East Anglia

East Anglia consists of the following counties:


Towns and cities

Listed below are ten cities and towns of greatest interest to travellers:



Other destinations

  • The Broads
  • The Sunrise Coast
  • Weald Country Park
  • Minsmere Nature Reserve
  • Sutton Hoo



Get in

By air

The region is served by London Luton airport (in Bedfordshire) with regular flights from Europe, and the small international airport in Norwich. The region is best reached by air via one of the London airports

By sea

There are ferries from continental Europe to Harwich on the east coast

By train

The region is particularly well connected in a North/South direction London, notably by the Great Eastern line linking Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester, and the main East Coast line which passes via Peterborough to Scotland, linking up . St Albans and Bedford lie on the Midland line and there is also a smaller line from London to Cambridge. Routes heading West are more limited and pass via Peterborough

By bus

Long distance bus services connect the regions major centres of population, although the convoluted road network makes them a slow option

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