Norfolk & Norwich Tourist Attractions
Norfolk is bursting with entertainment, with so many places to visit. For those seeking peace and tranquility there are magnificent stately homes and halls, all with spectacular gardens. For those with an interest in history, Norfolk has many museums, including Norwich Castle and Keep. For the younger visitor, there is a zoo, wildlife parks and centres, as well as many other attractions to keep children of all ages entertained for hours.
For the railway enthusiast, Norfolk has a full-sized steam railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway that runs through nine miles of beautiful countryside and an eleven mile ride which links two of Norfolk’s towns using heritage diesel railcars. There is also a steam museum which houses large and small engines, traction engines and a large Victorian steam roundabout. Norfolk also has its own greyhound and horse-racing stadiums as well as amusements for those partial to a flutter.
Norfolk has something for everybody; you will find that there is so much to see and do you will want to come back time and time again. To select an attraction, use the left hand navigation or the map below.
Racing first took place at Fakenham in 1905 and attracted 37 runners, bearing in mind the travelling difficulties in those days, it was an excellent turn out. Today Fakenham Racecourse and Leisure Facilities is still popular, and boasts 2 restaurants as well a variety of other smaller fast food establishments. The venue can also be booked for private hire, such as weddings, parties and seminars.
Mid Norfolk Railway
22-mile return journey between Dereham and Wymondham on East Anglia's longest preserved railway. At Dereham station you will find a small museum of railway artefacts, a souvenirs shop and buffet.
Here you will find the famous Wurlitzer organ, other mechanical organs, old-fashioned fairground rides and engines. Housed in traditional Norfolk farm buildings there is a restaurant/coffee shop and Dickensian styled gift shops. Over the Christmas period Thursford hosts a Christmas extravaganza, which is immensely popular, with visitors travelling from afar.