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City of Stories and a National Park

4 Nights Itinerary

Enjoy a short break to the easily accessible towns and cities of the East of England including Bury St Edmunds where you can visit the ancient Abbey of St Edmund, where the original patron Saint of England was laid to rest; Norwich the UNESCO City of Stories with its eclectic collection of museums and galleries; and The Broads National Park with unique experiences and wildlife to match.

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Choose Your Day…
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 1

Arrive/Depart – Harwich/Norwich/London Stansted

The town has over 1,000 years of maritime and agricultural history. It sits on a pretty waterfront with plenty of bars, restaurants, and cafes. You can stay on the waterfront in the contemporary and quirky Salthouse Harbour Hotel. The town is home to the UK’s most significant collection of Constable and Gainsborough paintings and drawings outside of London, housed in Christchurch Mansion.

Ipswich town centre

Day 2
Bury St Edmunds

Home of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and the ancient Abbey of St Edmund, the patron saint of England. This is a medieval town with the grid system still very much part of the soul of the town.

Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds


Stay in the Angel Hotel in a bedroom frequented by Charles Dickens. The town also featured in the film The Personal Life of David Copperfield. Head to the wool towns of Lavenham and Long Melford, little changed since their days of glory in medieval times.

David Copperfield film

Day 3

Sightseeing tour by punt or on foot of the world-famous University City to view the significant architecture, including the Bridge of Sighs.

St John's College, Cambridge


Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Botanical gardens, and Colleges, where major life-changing discoveries have been made.


Day 4

A cathedral city, the UNESCOs City of Stories and one of the east’s best kept secrets. Norwich is a sophisticated university city with historic lanes boasting plenty of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, along with an outstanding connection to the world of literature, arts, and culture.

Norwich skyline


Renowned landmarks include Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle, the open air market, and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art.

Norwich Castle


Norwich is the gateway to the Broads National Park, the only English national park to include a City in its boundary. Stay in the historic Maids Head Hotel or select from a range of different hotels to suit your budget.

Day 5
Broads National Park

Take a trip along the waterways for a first-hand view of the wildlife and biodiversity in this wetland paradise in the East of England. 


Where enchanted waterways meet endless skies, the Broads are Britain’s largest protected wetland and are unlike anywhere else. A rich tapestry of landscape, water, and wildlife; woven together by history. This truly spectacular watery landscape provides everything for the outdoor explorer to enjoy, including boating, sailing, kayaking and wildlife watching. 


Easy access from Norwich or stay closer to the heart of the National Park at the Norfolk Mead hotel or select for a range of different accommodation options, including bed & breakfast and self-catering, including Hall Farm Cottages and Cotenham Barn.


Depart Harwich/Hull/Norwich/London Stansted

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