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.
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……...
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Near RRH Neatishead, Horning, Norfolk, NR12 8YB
Having a Norfolk Museums pass allows you to explore ten Norfolk museums with unlimited admissions. Prices start at just £34.20 for the whole year, making them great value for money.
You can’t beat live music and in Norfolk there are some great music venues; from large open-air concerts to pubs offering more intimate experiences. Whatever your preferred genre, you are sure to find some live music at one of these Norfolk music venues.
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.
The beautiful Raveningham Gardens were the inspiration of Priscilla Bacon, who began her gardening campaign in 1950. Priscilla lived here for 50 years and her son and daughter in law have carried on her excellent work. Features of the garden include an 18th century walled kitchen garden, Victorian conservatory, Edwardian rose garden, huge herbaceous borders, unusual plant species, colourful herb garden, orchard and arboretum and contemporary garden sculptures.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens covers an area of 500 acres and is made up of wetlands and woodland with dozens of native and migratory water birds. There is the new Wensum Discovery Tour, which is a vehicle safari with an expert commentary. There is also an excellent tearoom offering homemade cakes, a shop with a vast array of delightful merchandise and a playground for the younger visitors. This can all be found on the A1067 near Fakenham.
Located between Wroxham and Acle in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, discover 180 acres of natural gardens and wildlife sanctuary. It is famous for its collection of naturalised candelabra primulas, rare plants and shrubs. Enjoy the wildlife, boat trips and children's nature trail, browse around the plant sales and gift shop and then indulge in the delightful tearooms.