The history of East Anglia is vivid and rich and you can see that when you get the chance to visit the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire. The oldest structures still standing in England, dating from the Bronze Age, are located in East Anglia. The region is named for the East Angles, who, along with the Danes who succeeded them, ruled this area for over 300 years before it became part of the Kingdom of England. You can see remnants of this time gone by in all corners of East Anglia, but in particular in Cambridgeshire. A number of beautifully large and ornate former monasteries-turned-grand cathedrals dot the county, from Peterborough in the northwest to Fenland and the Isle of Ely in the east. In the southern part of Cambridgeshire, you will find the county town, Cambridge, which is home to one of the most prestigious English-language universities in the world. Also of interest to the traveler are the county towns of Norfolk and Suffolk, respectively Norwich and Ipswich.
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