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Norfolk is a rural county with rich farmland, stunning waterways, big wide skies, windmills, quaint towns and villages and breath-taking coastline. The city of Norwich has wonderful architecture, a magnificent cathedral and a Norman castle and is a popular shopping destination.
The market town of King’s Lynn is 44 miles west of Norwich and is steeped in history and is the perfect place to stay and explore the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, which is located 8 miles from the town. Discover many historic buildings and cobbled lanes and learn about King’s Lynn maritime past, visit the town’s 2 magnificent market places and the impressive St Margaret’s Church.
Gone are the days when a farm shop was just a makeshift shed selling own-reared meat and surplus fruit and vegetables. Today they have become destinations, offering a wide selection of produce from many different local producers, from fruit and veg, meat, pies, fish, local honey and conserves, bread and cakes, coffee, oil, free range eggs and cheeses to local handmade crafts and locally produced beer, wine and spirits. Some have on-site restaurants and cafés, Pick Your Own fields and garden centres and plant sales.
This annual two-day family event is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 27th & 28th of April 2019 at the Euston Estate near Thetford, just off the A11.
Honey is as old as history itself and humans have bathed in it, eaten it, traded with it and used it to help heal their wounds since records began. In Valencia a rock painting believed to date back 8000 years was discovered depicting a honey seeker collecting honey from a wild bee colony. Archaeologists found honey comb buried with the pharaohs in their tombs in Egypt and honey is repeatedly mentioned in the old testament.
Whether you’re after a classic Cosmopolitan, a punchy Mojito, a tropical Pina Colada or something more obscure, there are some great venues in Norfolk serving some fantastic cocktails. Norwich itself is filled with pubs and bars, from contemporary cocktail bars to historic and haunted inns. According to Britain’s Pub Capitals study, Norwich is one of the pub capitals of the country and many of its pubs now serve cocktails alongside their regular menu of beer, wines and spirits.
Mooching around one of Norfolk’s garden centres is the perfect way to spend a weekend and with Easter weekend soon upon us, here are some ideas of where to go in search of a plant or two. Many of the garden centres in Norfolk have cafés, pet shops, gift and craft areas and stock garden furniture and equipment, clothing, barbeques, sheds and summerhouses.
Whether you love traditional pieces, contemporary art, sculpture, photography, ceramics or glassware, there is an excellent choice of art galleries across Norfolk where art, in many forms can be enjoyed and purchased. From original artwork depicting local scenes to abstract work, Norfolk has something to suit every conceivable taste and budget. Explore Norfolk’s intimate galleries and find some hidden gems or visit larger exhibitions showcasing the region’s better-known artists.
The west Norfolk town of King’s Lynn is situated 44 miles from Norwich, 12 miles from the beautiful Norfolk coastline and 8 miles from the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. The town is an interesting mix of old and new and was once one of England’s major trading ports. With a rich maritime heritage, King’s Lynn has a lot to offer day visitors or those wanting a short break or a longer holiday. Discover some of King’s Lynn’s most historic buildings, visitor attractions, restaurants and places of interest in and around this Norfolk town.
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