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Norfolk - big skies, stunning beaches, windswept marshes, pretty flint houses, meandering inland waterways, ancient woodland, historic houses and a very fine city. It is said that the locals have ’one foot on the land, and one in the sea’, and in Norfolk you are never far from water, whether it’s the beautiful Norfolk Broads or the wide, wildlife-rich shores of the Norfolk coast.
Great Yarmouth is like Marmite – some people love it and some people loathe it. Whatever side of the fence you sit, there is no disputing the fact that it attracts a vast number of visitors each year and is one of the UK’s most popular seaside destinations. Situated 20 miles east of Norwich, Great Yarmouth has been a seaside resort since 1760 and with more than 70,000 bed spaces it accommodates over a third of all visitors to Norfolk each year.
Jarrold was founded in Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1770 and today its flagship store is situated in the centre of Norwich, in the historic St James Mill. This independent department store is considered by many as the county’s favourite and has been serving Norfolk for more than 200 years. With an emphasis on excellent customer service and offering a personal service, Jarrold will hopefully remain on the high street for many more years to come.
Norfolk has many traditional luxury hotels and a great number of fine boutique hotels where you will feel pampered and indulged from the moment you arrive. Dotted across this beautiful county, discover where some of the best hotels in Norfolk are located. Choose from coastal locations, market towns and villages and those that are conveniently situated in Norwich’s city centre, to countryside retreats and those that are nestled close to the Norfolk Broads.
Pensthorpe Natural Park is one of Norfolk’s finest attractions and is located 45 minutes from Norwich on the A1067 Fakenham to Norwich road. It is home to many species of mammals, birds, invertebrates and plants and its diverse range of habitats creates a stunning rich landscape which Pensthorpe Conservation Trust manages. With indoor and outdoor adventure play areas, educational facilities, talks and guided tours, bird hides, a café and gift shop, it’s a great place to visit, whatever your age.
Gone are the days when watching a film meant going to the local cinema. Today there are many other options available, with on-demand movies proving very popular, with the likes of Netflix, Sky, Amazon Prime and other streaming services all vying for a share of the market. Many people have cinema sized TVs as standard at home, so going to the cinema to watch a movie is no longer imperative.
Considered the UK’s largest and finest wetland landscape, the Norfolk Broads have been a popular destination to hire boats for many decades. These waterways offer open spaces, spectacular scenery, peace and tranquillity and are full to the brim with stunning Norfolk wildlife.
There are an ever-increasing number of Indian restaurants and takeaways in Norfolk, in fact you would be hard-pressed to find a Norfolk town that doesn’t have one. Indian cuisine is no longer synonymous with too many beers on a Friday night, and many once dark and dank restaurants have been replaced by quality establishments serving fine traditional Indian fayre.
Sunday 10th February 2019 is Derby Day, one of the biggest and most important dates in the footballing calendar for Norwich City and Ipswich Town players and supporters. Having drawn 1-1 at Ipswich in September 2018, the Canaries are hoping for a win when they welcome their biggest rivals this coming weekend.
Trusting someone to look after your precious pooch, cat or other pets while you are away on holiday can be tough, it’s important to do your research first and find the best arrangement for you and your fury friend. Leaving a pet behind when you take a holiday can be stressful for both pet and owner, so finding the most suitable pet care for you and them is paramount. This will allow you to enjoy your time away, safe in the knowledge your pet is being well cared for. Dogs and cats that spend their lives sleeping on a warm bed or sofa won’t take kindly to being sent away to an outside kennel or cattery. The stress of other dogs barking, and the lack of human interaction and home comforts can be overwhelming for pets that are used to doing as they please.
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