Historic Hotels in East Anglia

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.

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Hintlesham Hall Hotel

Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3NS.

Nestled in 175 acres of rolling Suffolk countryside, Hintlesham Hall is an imposing grade one listed, Elizabethan manor house. Today the hotel offers 32 individually, decorated bedrooms, a pool, award winning wine cellar, fine dining restaurant and a gym.

  • 15th Century

Champneys Henlow

Champneys Henlow, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6DB.

Set in a historic country house in rural Bedfordshire, this adults-only resort features the famous Champneys Spa, with a grand swimming pool and sauna. Nestling in 150 acres of parkland, this exclusive spa hotel offers bespoke therapies and treatments.

  • 18th Century

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Maids Head Hotel

Maids Head Hotel, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1LB.

Claiming to be the oldest in England, this 13th century hotel in situated in the historic centre of Norwich. Lovely character rooms with modern comforts as well as a newly opened restaurant combine to make this a perfect base for exploring Norwich.

  • 13th Century

The Old Red Lion Inn

The Old Red Lion, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4QF.

A former 18th century farm house, the Old Red Lion Hotel now boasts 12 well furnished en-suite rooms, all with satellite TV. Close to the historic market town of Saffron Walden, the period-designed restaurant serves meals using locally sourced produce.

  • 18th Century

Best Western Annesley House Hotel

Annesley House Hotel, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2LA.

The Annesley House Hotel consists of three ‘Grade Two’ listed Georgian buildings and is situated in 3 acres of grounds in a pretty tree-lined conservation area, only a short stroll from the historic city centre of Norwich.

  • 18th Century

Le Strange Arms Hotel

Le Strange Arms Hotel, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6JJ.

Blending old world charm with personal service, Le Strange Hotel sits peacefully in the North Norfolk village of Old Hunstanton. Enjoying a spectacular seashore setting, with lawns straching down to the sandy beach, it offers a choice of restaurants.

  • 17th Century

Park Farm Hotel

Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 3DL.

Park Farm is an exclusive country house hotel set in 200 acres of beautiful gardens and fields. With individually decorated bedrooms and an award-winning restaurant, this four star hotel is perfect for a relaxing break. Swimming pool, sauna and gym.

  • 18th Century

The Bell Inn Stilton

The Bell Inn, Stilton, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3RA.

Renowned as the birthplace of that most famous of cheeses, this 17th century coaching inn is set in the quaint village of Stilton. Offering charming en-suite accommodation, the stylish restaurant serves locally sourced, seasonal cuisine.

  • 17th Century

Orton Hall Hotel

Orton Hall Hotel, Nr Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 7DN.

Built in the 1600’s, Orton Hall Hotel is situated amongst 20 acres of parkland. The hotel has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. The ‘Huntly Restaurant’ has been awarded an AA Rosette. Spacious and well decorated rooms.

  • 17th Century

The White Hart

The White Hart, Great Yeldham, Essex, CO9 4HJ.

With its open fireplaces and original wooden beams, this traditional 15th century inn sits on the Essex – Suffolk border, just 10 miles from Braintree. The award-winning White Hart features a 2 AA Rosette restaurant serving local, seasonal produce.

  • 15th Century

The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel, The Quay, Near Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7NE.

The Blakeney Hotel is a privately owned, family run hotel. It boasts a magnificent quayside location with panoramic estuary and salt marsh views to Blakeney Point, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our stylish leisure facility includes an indoor pool

  • 17th Century

Caley Hall Hotel

Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6HH.

Caley Hall Hotel and Restaurant offer spacious bedrooms, some featuring four poster beds or whirlpools baths. There is also a restaurant and bar. The building itself dates back to the seventeenth century.

  • 17th Century