Did you know that Norfolk is said to be the combined sunniest/driest county in the country?!! So with the summer months upon us, Norfolk with its fabulous 90 miles of coastland has to be a destination favourite.
Perhaps Norfolk is best known for its man-made Broads, over 125 miles of navigable waterways set amidst stunning countryside, but there is so much more to discover in this county…..
Norfolk (aka Nelson’s County- spot the signposts!) is famously known to be the birthplace of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson in the tiny village of Burnham Thorpe, near the North Norfolk coast. Discover more of the life and times of this illustrious seaman at the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth. There are great coastal towns to explore as well, such as Hunstanton, Cromer and Sheringham, to name but a few.
This selection of attractions in Norfolk for your enjoyment caught our eye…
Whether it’s rekindling memories of seaside holidays as children or introducing a new generation to this great British heritage, take time to stroll along this traditional Victorian pier – one of only five UK piers with its own theatre, and home to the only ‘end of pier show’ of its kind in the world!
Explore this stunning Jacobean mansion surrounded by 55 acres of beautiful formal gardens and set within 4,600 acres of parkland. Discover what life was like for the RAF men and women based at Blickling in the war, with a visit to RAF Oulton Museum. There are three cafes on site as well as a pub, so you’ll be spoilt for choice where to eat!
This is a 700 acre nature reserve and woodland conservation park located in the beautiful Wensum Valley. Explore the great outdoors with interactive trails and board walks taking you through the wilderness as well as seven bird hides providing that extra special view!
Enjoy seeing the seals in their natural habitat with a boat trip departing from the picturesque Blakeney Harbour and Morston Quay.
See the Seal-Watch 2019 Timetable and be sure to book in advance.
St Georges Distillery, home of The English Whisky Company, opened its doors to the public in 2007, the first distillery in England in over 100 years. Enjoy a guided tour, browse the shop with over 200 different whiskies for sale or explore two acres of distillery gardens and river walks.
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