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Norfolk has a history of very wealthy landowners and today examples of this wealth can be seen in the form of magnificent stately homes, many of which are open to the public. These imposing country houses are as diverse as they are impressive, with beautifully landscaped gardens, soaring ceilings, moats, secret corridors, stained glass windows and art collections, there is plenty to see and explore; here are seven of the best in Norfolk……
Cromer crabs are caught in the North Sea around the Norfolk village of Cromer. The nutrient-rich waters and chalk shelf in this area mean the crabs are particularly flavoursome, fragrant and tender and are one of Norfolk’s most famous exports. These meaty crabs have a relatively high proportion of white to brown meat and can be used in lots of recipes but are arguably at their best when eaten freshly dressed with a squeeze of lemon juice and some freshly milled black pepper.
In Norfolk it is estimated that there are 100,000 unpaid carers living in the region who look after someone suffering from an illness, disability, mental ill health or addiction, who would not be able to cope without their support.
January can often be a difficult month, a mini-season of limbo, an awkward in-between time, and summer seems such a long way off. Many are feeling guilty for over-indulging during the festive season and are busy writing New Year’s resolutions that are so hard to keep.
There is nothing better than a long winter walk on Boxing Day after a day of Christmas indulgence. The Boxing Day walk is a tradition honoured by many UK families and is perfect for working off all that Christmas pudding, sausage rolls and booze. After days of feasting and gorging on all manner of calorific delights, nothing feels more invigorating than a bracing walk. Choose from stunning coastal walks, country trails, National Trust Parks and the Norfolk Broads, Norfolk has them all.
Indulge your mind, body and soul, relax, recuperate and feel rejuvenated at one of Norfolk’s finest spas. Whether you live in the county or are holidaying here, a spa day is the perfect way to unwind, treat yourself and have some ‘me’ time. From massages, waxing, facials and body wraps to salt scrubs, manicures, pedicures and beauty treatments, visit a spa in Norfolk for the perfect pampering session.
Traditionally Christmas is a time for turkey, presents and spending time with the family with the heating turned up high. But you could always immerse yourself in some icy sea water and raise money for some worthy charities instead.
Christmas brings extra rubbish so recycling as much of it as possible over the holiday season is crucial. Food packaging, wrapping paper, gift boxes, Christmas cards, cans and bottles are just some of the additional rubbish the festive period creates. Much of it can be recycled, so make sure you do your bit by recycling where possible and keep the rubbish that ends up in landfills to a minimum.
Staycations have become very popular in recent years, with many people choosing to holiday in Norfolk. Attracted by its beautiful coastline, quaint market towns, the Norfolk Broads and the fine City of Norwich, there is so much to see and do in the region. If you are visiting the county or are lucky enough to live in Norfolk and have a dog, you will probably want to know some good places to eat and drink with your four-legged companion.
In Norfolk there are a vast number of establishments offering coffee and cake, but not all are worth shouting about. Here is a selection of tried and tested eateries offering some of the best coffee and cake in Norfolk.
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