East Anglia Trail
It features 30 historic airfields, museums, memorials and aviation sites concerned with aviation history ranging from First World War bases that protected the country from airships and bombers to the Cold War bases for aircraft and missiles.
Many sites are located at airfields used by the RAF’s Fighter and Bomber Commands that played roles in the Battle of Britain and the bomber offensive against Germany. The area is also well known for having the largest concentration of US Air Force airfields for the 8th and 9th Air Force.
The trail features an array of historic buildings and features including an atomic bomber base, a radar transmitter block, an anti-aircraft gun dome, control towers and numerous airfields and aircraft hangars featuring fascinating collections of aviation heritage that are accessible to the public. East Anglia has numerous smaller, lesser-known sites with unique collections that bring alive a huge range of aviation history.
Funded by Historic England, a trail booklet featuring a map, site summary and websites for 30 sites can be picked up at the various museums, airfields and heritage centres involved or a PDF version can be downloaded here and printed out at home.
We strongly recommend checking the latest information and opening times when planning your visits – you can find contact information, addresses and website links to all of all the sites that feature on the trail, along with many others, on our regional map and directory.