1 Orford

Solitary hamlet with a splendid coastal setting that makes for a wonderful weekend away.

2 The Aldeburgh Festival

The region’s prime classical music festival takes place every June.

3 Southwold

Extraordinarily pretty, genteel seaside town that is perfect for walking and bathing – with the added incentive of the most inventive Under the Pier Show in the country.

4 Norwich Market

This open-air market is the region’s biggest and best for everything from whelks to wellies.

5 Holkham Bay and beach

Wide bay holding Norfolk’s finest beach – acres of golden sand set against hilly, pine-dusted dunes.

6 Ely

Isolated Cambridgeshire town, with a true fenland flavour and a magnificent cathedral.

7 Cambridge

With some of the finest late medieval architecture in Europe, Cambridge is a must-see, its compact centre graced by dignified old colleges and their neatly manicured quadrangles.

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