Norwich is historically England’s second city and it is packed with interesting places to go and things to see. Its history spans 1,000 years. Alongside galleries, theatres and shops to check out, you can also go for a tour around Norwich Cathedral, which commands a lovely central spot in the city called Tombland.
Cromer is a traditional English seaside resort complete with a pier, a lovely long beach, and some great visitor attractions in the locality. The town has the UK’s last surviving ‘End of the Pier’ revue show, making Cromer quite unique. The reef just offshore is a fishing ground for the local delicacy of Cromer crab, which can be bought in the towns many places to eat.
3. Wroxham & The Norfolk Broads
At the heart of the Norfolk Broads is gorgeous Wroxham, the so-called ‘Capital of the Broads’. It’s in Wroxham that you can hire a boat and explore the region to your heart’s content. The waterways that criss-cross the Broads are home to hordes of wildlife and birds. Book a place on Broads Tours and let someone else pilot the boat through the waterways.
The historic Georgian town of Holt is a charming rural north Norfolk town surrounded by parks. Close to the coast and with shops and places to stay, Holt is an ideal holiday destination. Holt’s fine 18th century Georgian buildings make the town one of the most attractive in north Norfolk. The town is home to many art galleries, antique and book shops and places to eat located along the high street and tucked away in hidden, charming courtyards and alleyways.
5. Holkham Hall & beaches
Holkham is a lovely village close to the North Norfolk coast, the sprawling Holkham Hall and Estate, and the National Nature Reserve. On the nature reserve, you will find a spectacular stretch of pine woodland-fringed beach, and wild seclusion to stir the heart and engage the eye. The reserve is nearly 9,160 acres and you can visit rare and uncommon habitats like salt marshes, grazing marsh and unspoiled beaches. It has a visitor centre and refreshment facilities to enjoy on your visit too. The stately home and estate of Holkham Hall is one of the finest surviving examples of the Palladian style of architecture and it is ripe for photo opportunities. The estate is 25,000 acres of gardens, lakes, monuments like the Obelisk and farmland.
Sandringham is packed with traditional carrstone houses. If you like walking around landscaped gardens, then Sandringham Estate should not be missed. One of the Royal family’s residences, Sandringham Palace and Estate is a wonderful place for a day out. The 19,500 acres of country estate has been home to the royals since the 1860’s.
7. Great Yarmouth
It’s a magical seaside resort in the old-fashioned style and it comes complete with two piers, a wide, long promenade for sunny walks, an endless stretch of sand and a pleasure beach with amusements, donkey rides and inflatable castles. If fish and chips by the sea is your thing then Great Yarmouth should be on your hit-list too! If you are travelling with kids, head to Wellington Pier and Britannia Pier for arcade games and fun. And most importantly its home to our wonderful partner brewer, Lacons, home of Norfolk’s finest Ales.
8. Wells Next the Sea
Wells is a good choice for those that are enchanted by food. Wells-next-the-Sea has a lovely choice of places to eat to suit all palettes, from fine dining prospects to delicatessens at which you can compile the ultimate picnic. Take the harbour train out to Holkham Bay for a spot of lunch; it’s a fantastic way to see the Wells-next-the-Sea harbour and the coast.
9. Blickling Hall
The Blickling Estate comprises a magnificent mansion, Blickling Hall, surrounded by splendid gardens to amble around. All of this is adjacent to the extensive park with rolling fields, ancient woodlands and the lake. It’s a great place to enjoy rural Norfolk. The landscape is gentle and flat, ideal for cycling and walking. Inside the grand house you will find one of the most important book collections in the country and all around are reminders of past residents.
Is a market town and civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk. Wymondham has a beautiful abbey that has stood for over 900 years in the heart of the town and is the towns Anglican Parish Church. The town has many independent cafes, bakeries & shops that are well worth the visit.