The East of England has some great Independent Hostels in the Lincolnshire Wolds, the North Norfolk Coast and rural Suffolk. The area is steeped in history with Romans and Anglo Saxons remains. Lincoln, Norwich, Ely, and Peterborough have impressive Cathedrals and the whole area is dotted with abbeys and castles including Castle Acre Priory in Norfolk, Nottingham Castle and Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. The popular resorts of Great Yarmouth, Southwold, Skegness, Ingoldmells, Cromer and Sheringham, and Hunstantion Beach are all in this area as well as The Norfolk Broads and nature reserves including Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve, The North Norfolk Coast AONB, The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and famous RSPB reserve at Minsmere.
Norfolk, Suffolk & the East of England
Bunkhouses, Camping barns, and hostels in the East of England
The North Sea coastline is a haven for wildlife and has a number of fantastic sites for bird and wildlife watchers including Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve, The North Norfolk Coast AONB, The Suffolk Coast, Heaths AONB, and the famous RSPB reserve at Minsmere.
East Anglia, Norfolk more specifically, is famous for the Norfolk Broads. The UK’s most beautiful wetland landscape. With miles of rivers, streams, and marshes, the area is home to a huge variety of wildlife. Bird watchers should bring their binoculars because the wide open skies are often abundant with life. The area is rich with history as ancient buildings and churches dating back to the Anglo-Saxon era will testify. To really see the beauty of this landscape you can sail on the Broads, it gives a very unique perspective.
Further inland the Lincolnshire Wolds rise above the agricultural land surrounding them and are the highest hills between Kent and Yorkshire. The City of Lincoln is easily visited from our hostels in the area. It is well known for its cathedral which has featured in a number of films including the Da Vinci Code.
The Lincolnshire Wolds are well known for quite swooping lanes ideal for cycle touring and peaceful footpaths. It a historic tie to the Rambling movement of the 1930s. There are two walking festivals in this area the, Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival and the South Lincolnshire Walking Festival. These are organised by Heritage Lincolnshire with support from Lincolnshire County Council, Access Lincoln, North Kesteven District Council, South Kesteven District Council, Boston Borough Council, and South Holland District Council.
Walkers, Cyclists, and Horse-riders love the Forestry Commission’s action packed sites at Thetford Forest and Sherwood Pines or the National Trust Site at Clumber Park. Lovers of the legend of Robin Hood can find out more at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre near Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire.
Stay in the East of England
The East of England is steeped in history with both rural and urban areas influenced by the Romans, Anglo Saxons, and Vikings. Lincoln, Norwich, Ely, and Peterborough all boast impressive Cathedrals whilst the area is dotted with abbeys and castles including Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Castle Acre Priory, Framlingham Castle, Nottingham Castle, and many more. The fascinating Anglo-Saxon royal burial ground can be visited at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.
Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town and was once the capital of Roman Britain. Ipswich has a long history as an important port. Nottingham boasts a fascinating system of caves underneath the city whilst three of its pubs; The Bell, The Salutation, and The Trip to Jerusalem fight it out with Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans, for the title of Oldest Pub in England! Lovers of the seaside visit the popular seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth, Southwold, Skegness, Ingoldmells, Cromer, and Sheringham in their hoards. Hunstanton Beach makes it into the Trip Advisor top 25 best British beaches. The Norfolk Broads are another attraction for boat and wildlife lovers alike.