East of England Travel and Tourism Guide
Travel & Tourism Guide in the East of England
The East of England consists of the counties to the north and north-east of London, as far north as the Wash – the north of Cambridgeshire. It includes the area historically known as East Anglia, plus the counties of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. For eastern England south of London see south-east England .
The “East” of England starts where London ends, and most of this region is very easy to reach from the Capital. Visitors reaching England from Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands (Stena line) or from Esbjerg in Denmark (DFDS ferries) will arrive directly in this region of England, if they take the ferry to Harwich. Harwich, in Essex, is well connected to London by train services and by road, and to the north of England, avoiding London, by road.Cambridge
Largely off the track of wars, skirmishes and potential invasions since the Middle Ages, the East of England has a peace and tranquility that reflects the calm waters of its slow moving rivers. Not surprising therefore that the region should be strong on cathedrals and elegant stately homes, and short on castles and fortresses. Only during the Second World War was this once again, briefly, a strategic area, as it had been in the times of the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings.