Norfolk has a spectacular coastline, with long sandy beaches, high cliffs, sand dunes, flint pebble banks and salt marshes. It is also well known for the Norfolk Broads, an extensive waterway that can be fully explored by boat.
There are many towns and villages within Norfolk, all with their own individual characters. The port of King's Lynn has a long trading history, and today it still has large trade links with the rest of Europe.
Norfolk has many historic houses and museums and over 650 medieval churches, which is more than any other county in England. There are art galleries, country parks, steam railways and bird reserves, and pedestrianised shopping centres in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn.
Norfolk has something for everybody. If you are looking for somewhere to relax, or somewhere to explore, you will not be disappointed when you visit the beautiful county of Norfolk.
Old Hunstanton, Norfolk
This beautifully light and airy flint cottage situated in the coastal village of Old Hunstanton is superbly located for a relaxing beach holiday or weekend away. With Old Hunstanton's beach, pubs, restaurants, sandy beaches and water sports all within easy walking distance, you couldn't find a better spot.
Holland House (6)
With classical style and charming in every way, Holland House is a romantically-styled Grade II-listed house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, located just five miles to the North Norfolk coast and Brancaster beach.
Gardener's Cottage (TM)
Thornham Magna, Norfolk
Gardener's Cottage is a charming Grade II listed 17th century thatched timber framed cottage, not far from the Norfolk/Suffolk border, that has been lovingly restored and updated while retaining many of its original features including an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams.
Are you wondering where’s the best place to stay in Norfolk? There is a vast range of holiday accommodation in Norfolk, from luxury boutique hotels, B&B accommodation, campsites, holiday river cruisers, and holiday parks to inns and pubs, self-catering cottages and hostels. Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for, you are sure to find it in Norfolk. Choose from coastal destinations, riverside settings, quaint market towns to country retreats and city centre locations – Norfolk has holiday accommodation to suit every conceivable taste and budget.
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.
Once known as ‘mother’s ruin’ gin has seen a massive surge in popularity in recent years, with gin parties, gin trains, gin advent calendars, gin afternoon teas, and gin experience days; there is even a gin hotel!
Having a Norfolk Museums Pass allows you to explore ten of the best Norfolk museums with unlimited admissions throughout the year. It is great value for money and makes the perfect gift for friends and family who enjoy history, exploring museums, art galleries and historic buildings and can be enjoyed the whole year through. There are a number of annual subscriptions available, including single, joint and family options and further details can be found on the website below.
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.
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.
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.