8. Constable Country
Located on the Suffolk and Essex border, Constable Country is named after the renowned artist John Constable, who lived in and worked in the area. The man himself credited the countryside along the banks of the river Stour with making him a painter, and today it is still recognisable from the scenes that appear in his work.
The open skies and meadows are best appreciated on foot or by bicycle, and there are numerous tours to help visitors plot their course. Alternatively, hire a rowing boat or take an electric launch on the river Stour to get a different perspective.
However you travel, be sure to visit Dedham Vale and Flatford to see the landscapes that inspired some of England’s best-loved paintings.