|East of England, sometimes referred to as East Anglia, a pretty flat contryside, is very much conditioned by its closeness to London. Some two million foreign visitors come here annually. The region is composed of six counties:
Bedford: Houghton House is the shell of a 17th century mansion.
Whipsnade Park Zoo, a 600 acre wild animal park, is the biggest in the UK.
Old Warden Park:The Swiss Garden has been described as "beautiful, romantic, and peaceful."
Woburn: Woburn Abbey is a country House dating back to the 12th century. On its grounds is the Woburn Safari Park.
Luton: The Luton Hoo Estate was a 12th century manor house and 5 acre garden which is now a luxury hotel.
Silsoe: Wrest Park is a 90 acre estate with a French-style mansion and magnificent gardens.
The county's claim to fame is, of course, Cambridge University, founded in the 13th century and responsible for a host of scientific and cultural achievements. King's College Chapel is a prime example of Gothic English Architecture.
Elton Hall, built in 1660, has stunning Victorian gardens.
Ely is a "Cathedral City" which gives it a special status.
Colchester is believed to be the oldest Roman settlement in England. Colchester Castle is a well-preserved Norman castle.
Saffron Walden: Audley End House and Gardens is a magnificent country house originally built in the early 17th century.
St Albans: St Albans Cathedral is described as "the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain."
Berkhamsted Castle was built by the Normans in the 11th century.
Hatfield House, built in 1611, is an example of Jacobean Style Renaissance architecture.
Knebworth: Knebworth House is a country house originally buit in 1490.
Stevenage: The Bennington Lordship Gardens have a manor house and the remains of a Norman castle.
Norwich, the no. 2 city of England in the 11th century, is the county seat.The Berney Arms Windmill is an English Heritage monument.
Caister Castle, built in 1432, has a motor museum.
Castle Rising, built around 1140, is a very well preserved ruin.
The Norfolk Broads are a network of wetlands, rivers and lakes, featuring great boating, windmills and rare wildlife.
Great Yarmouth is a seaside resort
Long Melford: Kentwell Hall, an ancient restored manor and gardens.
Euston Hall had a colorful history back to the 11th century.
Framlingham Castle is an English Heritage monument.