Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
The Fort, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR, Tel: 0870 333 1181
Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby. The present fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its circuit of moats and bastioned outworks.
Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP, Tel: 01493 662832
The Gorleston Pavilion is an original Edwardian seaside Theatre situated on the East coast of Norfolk and offers unique seating at cabaret style candle-lit tables.
Lee Valley Park Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 08456 770600
Enjoy and invigorating walk, run or cycle ride along miles of surfaced pathways, explore the River Lee by boat, watch the wildlife go by or simply relax and unwind with a picnic.
Pound Corner, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ, Tel: 01728 746475
Award winning farm park set in 35 acres of beautiful Suffolk scenery. We offer a daily activities programme for the children including pony, pony and cart and train rides as well as the opportunity to meet some of our animals.
Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG, Tel: 01376 563796
A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall.
Mill Close, Burwell, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HL, Tel: 01638 605544
A local rural history museum depicting life through the centuries on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens. The site includes an early 19th century windmill.
Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP, Tel: 01206 230455
20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.
The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 0PR, Tel: 01234 767037
Country park with visitor centre. Bike hire, exhibition, cafe and bar, art gallery and shop.
Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2ND, Tel: 0870 333 1181
Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps at this fascinating attraction. The polygonal tower keep stands beside the pretty town and former port which Henry II also developed here.
Access via car park on Lower Street, Salhouse, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6RX, Tel: 01603 722775
Salhouse Broad: A place of natural beauty. Visit us by boat, foot, car, bus, bike or train and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Shore Road, Freiston Shore, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 1AY, Tel: 01205 724678
Explore the wilderness of The Wash, the UK’s most important estuary for wildlife.
29 St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4HF, Tel: 01353 662062
Visit the former Lord Protector’s family home. Experience what domestic life would have been like in the 17th Century in a variety of re-created period rooms as well an exhibition detailing the Civil War.
Highwaymans, Risby, Suffolk, IP28 6QP, Tel: 01284 810283
The Gallery Highwaymans is a beautiful, newly refurbished space, housing eclectic exhibitions which can include contemporary art, photography, antique furniture, textiles, crafts and sculpture and jewellery.
Lynford, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DE, Tel: 0870 333 1181
Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grime’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons.
Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF, Tel: 01799 522842
Step back in time and see Victorian life come to life before your eyes at Audley End House and Gardens. You can experience what life was like at one of England’s grandest stately homes.
Orwell Quay, Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0BB, Tel: 07734 875887
Enjoy a cruise on the River Orwell, one of the most beautiful rivers in England, aboard “Orwell Lady”, from the stunning Ipswich Waterfront, through areas of outstanding natural beauty and wildlife to the bustling ports of Felixstowe.
62 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH, Tel: 01603 218300
The most complete Norman Cathedral in England, discover stunning architecture, history and heritage. Free entry and free tours available.
Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, IP4 1DW, Tel: 01473 433100
DanceEast, based at the beautiful Jerwood DanceHouse on the Ipswich waterfront, brings the best dance performances to East Anglia. There is also a full programme of dance classes and workshops for everyone to enjoy.