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Show more details of Theatre Royal

Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QR

Go back in time and discover the captivating world of Georgian theatre at the Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds.

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Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US

Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.

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National Trust

Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BX

The home of George Bernard Shaw from 1906 until his death in 1950 with literary and personal effects on display. 3.5 acre garden.

Show more details of Colne Valley Railway
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Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ

One mile length of line with re-located buildings, large collection of heritage rolling stock, steam and diesel locomotives and miniature and model railways. Special events including Thomas and Santa specials.

Show more details of Deepdale Information

Main Road, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8DD

Independently run and part of national network of tourist information centres. Hundreds of leaflets we've got on display and get your queries answered. Excellent selection of maps, guide books, postcards and other printed material for sale.

Show more details of Courtyard Arts Centre

Port Vale, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3AA

Contemporary gallery, art, clay and craft workshop, outreach programme. Gifts, refreshments, children's parties and studio space. Tues - Sat 10-4pm, Fri 10-5pm. Admission free.

Show more details of Hatfield House
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Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ

Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.

Show more details of Horsey Windpump
National Trust

Horsey Staithe Stores, Horsey, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4EF

Fully restored historic drainage windpump with amazing views of the Broads and coast. The estate is an internationally important wildlife site and a premier Norfolk birdwatching area.

Show more details of The Luton Hoo Walled Garden

Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ

The Luton Hoo Walled Garden was designed by Capability Brown in the 18th Century.

Show more details of Tropical Wings Zoo
Essex Tourism Awards

Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5QZ

Tropical Wings Zoo is home to exotic animals, birds of prey and free flying butterflies in our Tropical House making it a great day out for everyone!

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Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberNational Trust

Visitor Centre, Wood Farm, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TL

Wander through Sheringham Park and you will discover why it became the personal favourite of its designer Humphrey Repton. The park has colour, wildlife and stunning sea views.

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Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET

A garden of inspiration beauty with an eclectic range of horticultural styles from traditional to modern providing year round interest.

Show more details of Beccles Tourist Information Centre

The Quay, Fen Lane, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9BH

Beccles Broads Information Centre.

Show more details of Paycocke's House & Gardens
National Trust

Paycockes, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1NS

Built in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of wealth generated by the cloth trade.

Show more details of Melford Hall
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Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9AA

Melford Hall, the home of the Hyde Parker family, is an unassuming mellow brick mansion full of surprises with modern family photographs side-by-side with Tudor portraits, historic porcelain, naval artefacts and Beatrix Potter memorabilia.

Show more details of Lavenham Guildhall of Corpus Christi
National Trust

Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

An impressive timber-framed building dating from 1530. Originally the hall of the Guild of Corpus Christi, now a local museum, shop and tearoom.

Show more details of Hoveton Broads Information Centre

Station Road, Hoveton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8UR

Show more details of Ickworth House, Park and Gardens
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The Rotunda, Horringer, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

Ickworth is one of England's most extraordinary houses. A neoclassical mansion with its famous 'Rotunda', it was begun in 1795 as the inspiration of the 4th Earl of Bristol - the 'Earl-Bishop'.

Show more details of Electric Palace Cinema

King's Quay Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ER

One of the oldest (1911) least altered, purpose-built cinemas in Britain. Write for programme of films (enclose SAE) to Electric Palace Cinema, Kings Quay St, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ER.

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National Trust

Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ

Discover the awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon burial site. This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.'

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National Trust

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is intact and working.

Show more details of Lee Valley Boat Centre

Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 6LX

Lee Valley Boat Centre operates two passenger vessels on the River Lee for hire for private functions. Also public cruises - plus day boats, hourly boats and holiday hire boats.

Show more details of Sundon Hills Country Park

Sundon, Bedfordshire

Chalk downland within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, adjoining the Icknield Way long distance footpath.

Show more details of Southwold Tourist Information Centre

69 High Street, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6DS

The friendly and helpful staff at Southwold Tourist Information can assist you with details of local attractions, accommodation bookings, local transport enquiries and National Express travel bookings. A must for all those planning a visit.

Show more details of Butterfly World Project

Miriam Lane, Off Noke Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NY

Described as "London's own Eden Project", Butterfly World is in Phase II of development as the biggest butterfly experience in the world.

Show more details of Houghton Mill

Houghton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2AZ

Last working watermill on the Great Ouse. Beautifully set upon an island in the river. Great walking, cycling and horse-riding opportunities. Hands-on exhibits for all the family. Stone-ground flour often available to buy.