The Norfolk Lavender Visitor Center is only a few minutes drive from Hunstanton, on the way to King's Lynn. It is said to be England's Premier Lavender farm with lavender and herb gardens, a Plant Centre, Tea Rooms and a very nice (though expensive) gift shop. More than 55 individual beds of herbs are displayed, many of the herbs can be purchased.
The admission to the center is free and it is open all year.
April to October: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
November to March: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church in Old Hunstanton is one of the typically Norman churches. Built in the early 14th century and situated outside the town centre, this is a beautiful and peaceful place. The ceiling is made of wood (which I hadn't seen before) and at the west end of the nave there is a Norman font surrounded by a beautiful mosaic pavement. In the churchyard are two memorials which bear the testimony to the prevalence of smuggling in 1784. They are on graves of two men shot in the execution of their duties.
A walk down the beach to Old Hunstanton
When the tide is low, it is very nice to go down to the beach and walk along the interesting and colourful cliffs to Old Hunstanton. The beach here is full of large stones covered by algas (they are not slippery, so it is fun to jump from one to another) and there are small animals like crabs hiding between the stones.
This is a relaxing possibility to start the day before exploring Old Hunstanton for example.
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