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Browse through our selection of historic hotels in the East of England and East Anglia. Relax in a country house hotel in Suffolk, enjoy a round of golf at a country club in Cambridgeshire or pamper yourself with an luxury spa hotel break. From the imposing Washingborough Hall Hotel to the equally luxurious Swan Hotel at Lavenham, we've handpicked the best historic hotels in Norfolk, the Norfolk Broads, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
The Great House, Lavenham, Suffolk
Built in the 14th and 15th centuries and boasting an imposing 18th century Georgian façade, The Great House is one of the finest small boutique hotels in Britain with a renowned restaurant and is set in perhaps the loveliest of all the Suffolk wool towns.
Blakeney Hotel, Blakeney, nr Holt, Norfolk
This family run, quayside hotel enjoys stunning views over the estuary and salt marshes towards Blakeney Point, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The stylish leisure facility includes a heated indoor pool.
The Barns Hotel, Bedford, Bedfordshire
The Barns Hotel enjoys a wonderfully relaxing location by the river in pretty landscaped gardens, and is ideally situated just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from the A1. As a side note, Samuel Whitbread (of brewing fame) was born here in 1720!
Dales Country House Hotel, Sheringham
This grand, Grade II listed country house hotel in Norfolk boasts many original features and offers superbly appointed rooms, including a deluxe four poster room with whirlpool bath and private balcony. The 'Upchers Restaurant' serves a high quality of cuisine.
Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham, Suffolk
Just 10 minutes’ drive from Bury St Edmunds and set in seven acres of grounds, this historic hotel is one of Suffolk's ultimate retreats. The intimate restaurant features oak beams and cosy open fires, whilst the bar serves light snacks and afternoon teas. There is also an elegant terrace beside the outdoor swimming pool.
The Maids Head Hotel, Norwich, Norfolk
This 13th century hotel claims to be the oldest in England. Set in the centre of Norwich next to the Cathedral, the hotel boasts character rooms with modern comforts, and facilities include a Jacobean oak panelled atmospheric bar and an excellent restaurant serving simply prepared, delicious food.