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This Norfolk event has proved hugely popular throughout the summer of 2020 at The Pigs in Edgefield, and is due to continue for the next two Saturdays in September – 19th and 26th.
Chocolate oat crunchies have been enjoyed by many children in schools around the county for decades. This chocolatey, crumbly, sweet traybake is known by several names, including chocolate oaties and chocolate crunch slices, and has been a school dinner favourite of many across Norfolk. Often served with pink custard or chocolate sauce in schools, they are great with any accompaniment or just as good served on their own. If you would like to recreate these at home, here is a recipe for you to try.
Sadly, summer is officially over and autumn is upon us meaning Halloween will soon be here. Love it or loathe it, Halloween celebrations and events increase year on year, and in Norfolk there are plenty of ways to mark this occasion in 2020.
The historic Hippodrome built in 1903 by the legendary circus showman George Gilbert is Britain’s only surviving total circus building. Located close to the popular Golden Mile and Great Yarmouth’s town centre, this well-known and much-loved tourist destination has been attracting visitors, both young and old for decades.
Norfolk is popular with all types of cyclists and has a number of hire and service centres conveniently located throughout the county. Cycling is not only healthy exercise but great fun too and is the perfect way to explore the county, taking in the stunning Norfolk scenery. Discover quiet country lanes, coastal routes, woodland trails and even disused railway lines to cycle along. Whatever distance and route you choose, cycling around Norfolk is one of the best ways to fully appreciate this beautiful part of the UK, and you will soon see how inaccurate Noel Coward was when he described the county as flat!
There’s something special about eating great food outdoors when the sun is shining, and in Norfolk you are spoilt for choice. There are many establishments offering outdoor dining, from hotels, pubs and restaurants to cafes and tearooms. Enjoy dining outside in pretty courtyards and gardens to those with views of the spectacular Norfolk coastline, on the water’s edge to rural locations surrounded by rolling countryside. Eating al-fresco has never been more popular, here are some of the best places to enjoy dining outdoors in Norfolk.
Watatunga Wildlife Reserve can be found in west Norfolk, 6 miles south of King’s Lynn, in 170 acres of woodland, grassland and lakes. Its aim is to protect endangered deer, antelope and rare birds and provides a unique environment for many species of ungulate (hoofed mammals) who live alongside birds including rare pheasants, ducks and the majestic great bustard. Visitors can learn about these creatures and how they are struggling to survive and find out how each and every one of us can play our part in ensuring these species continue to exist.
Norfolk Bread Pudding, sometimes known as Nelson Slices or Nelson Cake was named after Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, a Norfolk man, born in Burnham Thorpe in 1758.
When you visit somewhere new it’s always great to try out their local delicacies, produce that is sourced from the region and their twist on traditional recipes. Norfolk has a wealth of fine restaurants, cafes and pubs around the county selling local fayre and many markets, shops, delicatessens and artisans selling food local to Norfolk.
North Norfolk is a popular destination, for a day trip, weekend or longer holiday. There is so much to see and do in this part of the county, it makes sense to carry out a spot of research before you arrive, to ensure you fit in as many of the highlights as possible. North Norfolk has some breath-taking unspoilt beaches and stunning scenery, iconic buildings, beautiful walks and cycle routes, amazing wildlife and some great attractions the whole family will love. Here are some of North Norfolk’s highlights not to be missed.
Norwich takes some beating when it comes to shopping. Independent stores stand shoulder to shoulder with well-known high street retailers in a compact setting that is easily explored on foot. With two extensive shopping malls, large department stores, many independent boutiques and one of the largest outdoor markets in the UK, it is no wonder Norwich is considered one of the best places to visit in the country for a spot of retail therapy.
Located behind the town’s library, close to the town Hall, The Tolhouse Gaol in Great Yarmouth is an interesting attraction and one of the UK’s oldest gaols. Built around 800 years ago, The Tolhouse Gaol with its sturdy stone walls, finely carved doorway and arched windows, looks rather out of place amongst the current modern houses and offices. Once the private residence of a rich merchant whose livelihood probably depended on the nearby quayside, it has also had a long association with the law, having been used as a courtroom, police station and town gaol.
Located in a residential part of Great Yarmouth, a 10-minute walk from the beach and the town’s popular seafront, the Time and Tide Museum is an interesting place to visit. Housed in one of the UK’s best-preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time and Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins to the present day. Visitors can experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s fish wharf and still smell the aroma of smoked herring and take the wheel of a steam drifter.
Discover an extensive collection of military tanks, guns and equipment including models, ammunition, and light weapons. The Muckleburgh Military Collection is open from Easter until the end of October and can be found in Weybourne, on the north Norfolk coast, close to the pretty market town of Holt.
The red brick mill in the pretty village of Letheringsett was built in 1802 and is located close to the historic market town of Holt, in north Norfolk. Letheringsett Watermill is the last remaining watermill in Norfolk to produce flour and was restored to working order by the late Mike and Marion Thurlow. The mill, on the River Glaven is today an award-winning tourist attraction and is run by Michelle, Mike and Marion’s daughter.
Sheringham Little Theatre can be found in the centre of town, amongst the independent shops and eateries and a stone’s throw from the popular beach. Hosting a wide variety of events, you will find comedy shows, plays, ballets, pantomimes, music, films and more at Sheringham Little Theatre; something for everyone. It also runs drama classes for young people and has a coffee bar, The Hub, a popular meeting place.
William Marriott built the railway in 1887 and today visitors can enjoy a special journey on one of Britain’s most scenic heritage railways. The 10.5 mile trip being hauled by a steam engine or heritage diesel locomotive through beautiful Norfolk countryside is a magical experience. Throughout the summer steam trains run daily on ‘The Poppy Line’, and these trips offer spectacular views of the stunning Norfolk coastline.
Alby Crafts & Gardens can be found on the A140, between the Norfolk towns of Cromer and Aylsham. A must for those who have an interest in arts and crafts, Alby Crafts & Gardens has an eclectic mix of craftspeople, housed in beautifully converted farm buildings selling their wares. Browse the unique work of many different craftsmen and women including a printmaker, textile artist, jewellery makers, glass and enamel producers, fine art sculptor, paper cut artist, upholsterer, wood turner, potter, beekeeper, dressmaker and more.
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