East Anglia is the region on the eastern side of England comprising four different counties: Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex as well as Norfolk.
It’s famous for being very flat – it used to be connected to Holland – and also rather out of the way.
The name, East Anglia, was derived from a kingdom in the region of ancient Anglo-Saxon that is East Angles that has both the north people known as the Norfolk as well as the South people Suffolk. The border between these two countries was quite imprecise making them connected.
This region was originally made up of three countries namely, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire as well as Norfolk that was formed sometime in the fifth century by Angles commonly known as Schleswig-Holstein in today’s era. However, its ambiguous borders led to its connection with parts of Essex.
1. Norfolk Broads
The Norfolk Broads are the reed bound lakes formed from flooded peat workings, well connected by rivers that form a water network popular with boat renting tourists in the summer. They are regarded as ‘sites of special scientific interest’ and given protection similar to those of national parks.