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Tourist board names top places to visit in the East

Punting along the River Cam in Cambridge is one of the 101 things to do before going abroad Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Visit England tourist board has named the top 101 things to do before going abroad but only seven of them are in the East of England.

The must-do bucket list of things to do or places to see contains these in the Anglia region:

Eating fish and chips at Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Rafting in the Lee Valley on the Hertfordshire-Essex border

Visiting Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes

Holkham beach in Norfolk

Punting in Cambridge

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire

Ice skating in the Fens

Given that the full list contains 101 things to do in England there are many who suggest the compilation should have more than seven places in the East of England because it is a magnet of tourists.

Why don't you tell us what should be on the list in this region by visiting our Facebook page.

Troops from the Household Cavalry exercise their horses in the sea at Holkham beach, Norfolk Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images


East Anglia hopes for "last-minute" Easter tourists

The Visit East Anglia tourism organisation is hoping visitors make spur-of-the-moment decision to come to the region this Easter despite the chilly weather.

Keith Brown says there are a lot of reasons to visit East Anglia where your want adventure or cultural breaks.

There are 20 million people within two-hours drive of the region.

Despite the poor weather Mr Brown says the figures coming through from tourism businesses are 'pretty positive and the outlook is quite strong'.

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Putting curious Suffolk on the tourist map

It can boast a beautiful coastline, the famous landscapes of Constable Country, the music of Benjamin Britten and historic sites like Sutton Hoo but despite that tourism bosses reckon Suffolk needs a change of image.

They're launching a 14-week campaign to promote the county as curious, a word that's strongly divided opinion.


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