Take a terrain as smooth and flat as a blanket. Weave into it lush farmland, glittering lakes, historic villages, bustling markets and one seriously famous university. Eastern England is one long expanse of rural wonderful, dotted with regal and atmospheric towns. A Middle Ages boom in wool and weaving industry created a wealth in the region that can still be felt in its soaring cathedrals, like the ones in Ely and Peterborough, and its pretty medieval towns, such as Stamford and Lavenham. Cambridge is the deserved star of the Eastern England show, with its old-world architecture, renowned reputation and down-right beauty. Ramble through the green lands, stopping in whatever town suits your fancy, all the way until you reach the tranquil coast. Stately seaside resorts ooze Edwardian charm, while marshy nature reserves lure bird watchers. Crisscross your way back through the glittering waterways of the Broads, and discover just how much history and nature can be sewn in to one flat expanse.