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Enter into the yuletide spirit by visiting one of Norfolk’s Christmas markets and enjoy the array of festive gift ideas and the aroma of mulled wine and spiced nuts. Christmas markets provide a great opportunity to pick up unique handmade gifts, local seasonal fare and decorations by the bucket load. If you are struggling for gift ideas, a Christmas market is just the place to find something a bit different and is sure to get you into the festive spirit – it is November after all!
In 2009 Norfolk LGBT+ Project was registered as a charity and is a community-based service that is run by and for the LGBT+ community. Working in partnership with organisations, schools, communities and local groups, it is influenced by the needs of its users so that it can provide the best service for the LGBT+ community in Norfolk and Waveney.
The marsh harrier is the largest of the harriers and is recognisable by its long tail and light flight with wings held in a shallow ’V’ formation. Females are larger than the males and have distinctive golden-yellow crowns and throat and chocolate-brown feathers. Males are lighter in colour and have a brown back, pale neck and head, gingery belly and long grey wings with black tips. In recent years the marsh harrier population has increased, and in Norfolk, it is not unusual to see this beautiful bird in flight.
Being by the sea, it’s no wonder Norfolk has some amazing fish and chip shops; here is a pick of some of the best in the county.
If you are interested in greyhound racing, motor racing or are looking for a party venue, Yarmouth Stadium in Caister is where you need to head.
Thetford Forest is the UK’s largest man-made lowland forest with 18,730 hectares to explore on foot or on bike. Straddling the south of Norfolk and the north of Suffolk, this patchwork of heathland, pine trees and broad leaf trees makes the perfect destination on a dry day. High Lodge Visitor Centre, 4 miles from the Norfolk town of Thetford, offers excellent outdoor facilities, including Go Ape!, 4 walking trails, 3 cycling trails, forest Segway, picnic areas, bike hire, archery, play areas and BBQ hire. Dogs are welcome and there is a café serving hot and cold food and drink. There is a large, well signposted carpark and parking charges apply.
With its long and rugged coastline, Norfolk has always had a strong and important relationship with the sea. The lighthouses dotted along the Norfolk coast have been invaluable, warning vessels of dangerous areas and to also serve as navigational aids. These iconic historical constructions can be seen for miles and are an important part of the Norfolk landscape.
Norfolk is one of the UK’s driest and sunniest regions, so the perfect place for a round of golf. With courses set in picturesque Norfolk countryside and others overlooking breath-taking coastal beaches, it is no wonder golfers love to holiday and live in Norfolk.
The north Norfolk coastal town of Cromer is located 23 miles north of Norwich and is a popular seaside destination, attracting a vast number of visitors from the UK and further afield each year. Renowned for its world-famous Cromer Crab, there are plenty of restaurants and fishmongers in the town where this can be sampled. Its beautiful beaches, historic pier and Seaside Special Show are just some of the reasons people visit this Norfolk town; with so many things to see and do, you may need to spend more than a day in Cromer to see all its highlights.
One of the driest and sunniest counties in the country, Norfolk does still have its fair share of rainy days. When the weather is wet, gloomy and cold, there is still plenty of fun to be had in Norfolk and here is our pick of the best……...
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