Norfolk (County) Things to Do

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Norfolk (County) Things to Do

  • Peddars Way...

    The Peddars Way is a long-distance footpath which begins in mid-Norfolk & continues all the way through unique Breckland, into Wayland, all the way to the north coast...@ the coast it meets the North Norfolk Coast Park, which can be walked all around the peninsula of this county...There is some argument as to how the Peddars Way came to be...

  • Great Yarmouth

    Great Yarmouth boasts of over 15 miles of sandy beaches on the most popular strip of the Norfolk Coastline, from Winterton-on-Sea in the north to Hopton-on-Sea in the south, the resort is also Norfolk’s largest port leading to miles of beautiful waterways and was once considered as one of the wealthiest towns in Britain due to its prosperous...

  • Swan Reflection Cruiser

    We hired Swan Reflection in September from swan craft in Brundall and have to say we had a lovely relaxing time,the boat was modern and cleaned to a high standard,the boat concerned was equipped with bow thrusters which makes mooring and casting off the boat a dream.The Staff at Swan Craft very welcoming including their lovely springer spaniel.The...

  • Norwich

    Norwich, located on the banks of the River Wesum , is a cosmopolitan city with over 1500 historical buildings ranging from the medieval period to the start of the Industrial Revolution.Must see sights include: Norwich Cathedral, the castle, the cobbled streets and the museums located in the older part of the city.Norwich is the county city of...

  • Bike Ride

    Whitlingham Country Park is very near to the River Yare on The Norfolk Broads, we went there for the first time this year and have to say it was wonderful, set in a nice tranquil setting of the lake.Set in the Grounds is a nice visitors center that serves meals and coffee.Easy for Bikes no hills and firm ground,ideal for beginners.The big plus is...

  • Jazz Returns

    Decided we are going to try Jazz again this year in September.Just got back after a Relaxing week, apart from one day of high winds.This time we had jazz3 same boat as before,no dramas .They are now upgrading the boats to Digital TV which worked very well in most areas,I know your not there to watch telly,but sometimes its nice when its a bit windy...

  • Houseboating on the Norfolk Broads

    This is an excellent way to tour around the famous Norfolk Broads, a network of rivers, canals, and small lakes (broads) in Norfolk. The houseboat fee includes fuel and there are no extra charges. Mooring, at least when we went in February, was free everywhere. The boat has good sleeping facilities, a toilet and basic shower, and a fully functional...


    We loved our visit to this beautiful, Jacobean estate with lovely gardens. The inside of the house contains a famous rare book collection, many famous portraits and rooms of extraordinary furniture. The Long Gallery is famous as being one of the most beautiful in England. Late June seemed the perfect time to stroll the paths and see the...

  • Camping

    Burgh St Peter, Is a dual purpose place being for boats and Camping, accessible from the the river and road.There is has been a lot of new building work here including a new shop.You can hire rowing boats from here or just relax and watch the boats go by.There are all the facilities you need here,Pub with restaurant,shop,showers and play area

  • Boating (Four Winds-see accomadation)

    This is in conjunction with the bungalow (Four Winds) at potterhiegham.You can hire a day boat for a week at Maycraft Potterhiegham for approx £177:00including fuel deposit through Riverside Holidays when you book your bungalow.Places you can visit from this location is Hickling and Martham broad in one direction or Acle in the other.And of course...

  • Watching Boats

    Potter Heigham,is a nice place to watch the boats go by with plenty of seating area and a grass field nearby to have a picnic.It also boasts one of the largest Fishing Tackle Shops in the U.K. (Lathams) .Most Tackle is at a discounted price.

  • Norfolk lavender

    The area around Caley Mill is known by its lavender production. The summer months are the best time to visit when the lavender flowers are in full bloom of colour and aroma.The aromatic flowers are harvested and distilled to create lavender oil which is later commercialised for its aromatic properties.The lavender fields are a brilliant mix of...

  • Barnes Brinkcraft

    Our next venture a week in September on Jazz2 with a Brinkcraft Cruiser, I hope to do the usual Video with any tips I can give you.The jazz Class Boats are ex Connoisseur Boats from France and have been re-furbished,my View :They are excellent for the Norfolk Broads.On Board you have: Standard Equipment * Colour TV /DVD * CD/Radio * Hair Dryer *...

  • Wetland wildlife at Welney

    On the western borders of Norfolk next to Cambridgeshire is the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust reserve at Welney. It is one of the UK's best sites for viewing the migratory swans that come down from the far north in Winter. There are extensive viewing hides ( heated in winter!) overlooking the main lagoon where in the winter food is put out for the...

  • Watch Stone Curlews at Weeting

    In south Norfolk on the heaths of what is locally known as Breckland the rare and exotic looking Stone Curlews arrive in March to breed and raise their young. They are quite particular about the area they choose, preferring sandy soils with well grazed vegetation and areas well away from human disturbance.At Weeting Heath the Norfolk Wildlife Trust...

  • Take a boat trip to visit the seals

    If you have been tempted to try and view the seals at Blakeney Point by foot - then don't. Even if it was possible to get to the seals by foot you will not succeed owing to the marshy conditions and much of the area is under protection as a wildlife conservation zone. Instead take the easier option:We took the boat from Brancaster Staithe out to...

  • Oxburgh Hall

    Oxburgh Hall, in the town of Oxborough near King's Lynn, is a 15th century moated manor house. It was built in 1482 by the Bedingfield family - who still live there (hence the unusual opening times) but with the house managed by the National Trust.As a private home, is has been modified many times, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries, but...

  • The Hub of the Broads

    Wroxham is a place to visit by car or boat,a lively town with most shops ,Moorings etcYou can watch the world go by here ,be it watching boats feeding the ducks shopping ,or one of the many boat trips that go from here.This is the hub of the Norfolk broads.

  • Peace and quite

    Nothing , just watch the world go by.This is one of my favorite places to go for peace and quite,but to do it properly you will need a tender.Moor anywhere in the middle of the broad with your mud anchor,no need to worry about the tide? just relax ,the boat go go round in circles but you wont notice the movement,then row across to the moorings...

  • Horsey Windpump

    This may look like a windmill for grinding corn but in actual fact it is a windpump for extracting water from the peaty fields and pumping it, via drainage ditches, out into the North Sea. Horsey is Open to visitors from March to October and has some far reaching views of the surrounding countryside for those who climb to the top. There are some...

  • The Millenium Library

    Not only is the Millenium Library a great place to discover your family history as I did, but you can shop, visit BBC Radio, or eat at a cafe. The building is fantastic and modern, in stark contrast to its surroundings in Norwich City Center. I spent half the day in the geneaology room and then ate at the sandwich shoppe and founds lots of presents...

  • Castle Rising and the Castle

    A small village 8kms northeast of King's Lynn near the Norfolk coast of the Wash, Castle Rising shows little of its former importance as a port due to the silting up of the River Babingley. Sitting proud on a small rise (no hills round here!), hence the name, is the village Castle.The amazing earthworks dominate the site. A huge hole was dug, a...

  • Hire Boat

    Why not hire a boat? you don't have to be a skipper,theres no license required and they are simple enough to drive.We often hire a boat for the day,its so relaxing and there is so much to see and enjoy.Allow plenty of time its no good hiring a boat for an hour,you wont see much and you will be in too much of a hurry.take a picnic with you and fold...

  • Walcott Beach

    This beach is really nothing to write home about, but has some nice memories from my childhood. The beach is flanked by a high wall which protects the coastline in bad weather & high tides. The road runs directly on the other side of this wall, and there are a few little cafes and gift shops along the sea front. The sea is COLD, so don't risk it...

  • Somerleyton - review wanted!

    Somerleyton seems to have it all - the historic hall and gardens, Fritton Lake, woodland lodges, the Fritton House Hotel and the Duke's Head - but I have only ever visited the Fritton Lake country park and then in a tremendous thunderstorm that made it exciting but didn't make for good exploring! This part of Norfolk, the ancestral home of the...

  • Museum of the Broads - Stalham Staithe

    A good insight into the working of the Broads - the life of a marshman, the building of wherries and the history of the Broads. You can go out on the steam launch "Falcon" on Wednesdays, 11.00 a.m. and then every hour, adults £3, children and concessions £2.Open April 1st - end of October, daily, 10.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

  • Wroxham Barns

    Wroxham Barns is an excellent destination whatever the ages of your party. It is especially attractive during the school holidays for families with young children but it is a large site so even though it gets busy it is not overwhelmingly so. A collection of barns have been renovated and developed to provide workshops and showrooms for local...

  • Sheringham - seaside elegance

    Sheringham is a lovely seaside town well worth a day's visit if you're staying in Norfolk or you could stay in the town itself - there is plenty of accommodation of all types including a Youth Hostel within easy walking distance of the town centre.Sheringham gets very busy in the summer but just relax and take it easy. Walk along the main road to...

  • Oxburgh in Oxborough

    Another National Trust property to visit in Norfolk but this one has a character all of its own. It is a relatively small Tudor house surrounded by a moat. It has a parterre and a small kitchen garden and park land to enjoy.I enjoy visiting Oxburgh because it has a lot of real history that I can relate to. On display in the house are tapestries...

  • Happisburgh Lighthouse

    This is the lighthouse at Happisburgh, (pronounced "Hazeburgh"). Built in 1791, it is reputed to be Britain's only private working light house. It was destined for closure in 1988 but rescued by the Happisburgh Light House Trust in 1990. My Great Great (Great?) Grandfather used to be the lighthouse keeper here generations ago.Visitors are allowed...


    The Norfolk Broads are a group of inland waterways. They are really a boating paradise. There are lots of websites with tips on how to rent boats, where to go and what to do. We stopped by a few of the Broads to see the wildlife and what all the talk was about. It's a beautiful, unspoiled part of England.

  • Amazing grace

    Norwich Cathedral is a beautiful building which has stood for over 900 years. The website will give you a lot more information so do take a look and I hope you will be able to arrange a visit soon - if the architecture and spirituality doesn't call you be tempted by the great cafe!!

  • Hunstanton

    Hunstanton is located on the North Norfolk Coast. It is unusual in that whilst Hunstanton's Cliffs and Beaches are on the East Coast, they actually face West. For this reason, Hunstanton experiences some of the best sunsets in England and records some of the highest 'sun-time' in the summer.There is lots to do in Hunstanton. The sea is ideal for...

  • Winterton

    Winterton-on-Sea is an ancient fishing village some 8 miles north of Great Yarmouth. Them main attraction is the beautiful sandy and largely unspoiled Norfolk beach with the peaceful dunes. The dunes form a nature reserve and are within the "Area of outstanding Natural Beauty". There are ideal for bird watchers and walkers. In the winter try not to...

  • Sandringham Estate

    This is the Royal Family's official residence in East Anglia. Built in 1870 for King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, it has been described as "the most comfortable house in England". Like Norfolk itself, and East Anglia in general, it's rather unpretentious compared to many other places. The palace has a huge collection of fine art, some lovely...

  • Castle Rising Castle

    William d'Albini II built this castle in the12th century. At the time, it had the largest keep in all of England. Today, the keep is all that remains. But it is still in excellent condition. Eventually, the Royal family acquired it and kept it until the 16th century. During this period, it was visited by all the royals. In 1331, King Edward II was...

  • Castle Acre: The Town

    Castle Acre, which has seen no significant development for centuries, is a very well-preserved medieval town. So if you visit the Castle and Priory, take a few minutes to explore the town itself. It's an interesting place. Its original medieval walls are gone, but the old Bailey Gate survives.

  • Castle Acre Priory

    This was once a large, Clunaic monastery. It dates back to the 12th century. After a period of decline during the 13th and 14th, a few monks continued to live here until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, under King Henry VIII. During the centuries that followed, the old priory fell into ruin.

  • Castle Acre Castle

    Here are the remains of a Norman castle, built shortly after the invasion of 1066. It was built by William de Warenne, first earl of Surrey. This man was a close friend of William the Conqueror, and fought alongside him at Hastings. So this land was his reward.While it's a ruin now, the outlines of the buildings are plainly visible. It's managed by...

  • Great Yarmouth

    Great Yarmouth is a very popular destination for families during the summer months.Its long sandy beach, sand dunes and cliffs are the main natural attractions.The pier gets very busy during the summer weekends and provides entertainment to the whole family with its amusement arcades, rides and shops.The main income of this seaside resort came...

  • Stow Mill

    Stow MillThis elegant mill was built in1827 as a flour mill. It is located half a kilometre from the sea on the North Norfolk coast near Mundesley.The mill is open to visitors all year around from 10 am to dusk, entrance fee is one pound for adults and fifty pence for children.

  • Cromer

    In my opinion, Cromer is Norfolk’s most attractive seaside town. The long sandy beach, colourful beach huts and the pier are a must see activity. Cromer is still a fishing town famous for crab fishing and lifeboats.Cromer lifeboat station with is still in full service is located at the end of the seaside pier. The pier has a theatre, restaurant and...

  • Seal watching

    There is a permanent seal colony at Blakeney Marshes. A one hour boat trip can be arranged at Blakeney or Morton quay.A visit to Blakeney Point (either by boat by one of the several tour operators or by foot) gives you the chance to spot several sea birds too.Boat departure times depend on the tides; check the blackboard at the quay for prices and...

  • Blakeney

    Blakeney is one of the prettiest villages on the north coast of Norfolk. Its quay is linked to the sea by a narrow estuary but boats can only navigate it during the high tide.The village port was very busy in the past but now it is a tranquil place for yachting and bird watching at the salt marshes.

  • Cley Windmill

    Cley Windmill dates from the early 18th Century and is a well-known landmark on the North Norfolk Coast. The Mill itself has been converted into a guesthouse of great character and charm. The old stables and boathouses are now stylish bedrooms or self-catering retreats for independent holidaymakers.The Mill stands on the north side of the village...


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