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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.

Gardens to Visit in Norfolk

There are many beautiful gardens to visit across Norfolk that can offer visitors inspiration for planting and designing their own garden. Enjoy classic formal gardens such as those at Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall to more contemporary styles such as East Ruston Gardens and the gardens at Pensthorpe Natural Park; there is a garden for every conceivable taste and style in Norfolk.

Art Galleries in Norfolk

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.

FREE Days out in Norfolk

Are you watching the pennies? Holidaying in Norfolk on a budget? Don’t panic, there are plenty of things to see and do for free in the county.

Escape the Room Games in Norfolk

Have you got what it takes to escape? Escape the room games originated in Japan and the craze has since spread far and wide, with Norfolk having its fair share of offerings.  If being “locked” in a room with a timer, searching for clues, solving logic puzzles, breaking codes, using your powers of observation and problem solving and opening locks before the allocated time runs out, then this is an activity for you!

Places to Visit in Norfolk

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.

Pensthorpe Norfolk - Something for Everyone

Pensthorpe Natural Park is one of Norfolk’s finest attractions and is located 45 minutes from Norwich on the A1067 Fakenham to Norwich road. It is home to many species of mammals, birds, invertebrates and plants and its diverse range of habitats creates a stunning rich landscape which Pensthorpe Conservation Trust manages. With indoor and outdoor adventure play areas, educational facilities, talks and guided tours, bird hides, a café and gift shop, it’s a great place to visit, whatever your age.

Stately Homes and National Trust Properties to Visit in Norfolk

Norfolk has a history of very wealthy landowners and today examples of this wealth can be seen in the form of magnificent stately homes, many of which are open to the public. These imposing country houses are as diverse as they are impressive, with beautifully landscaped gardens, soaring ceilings, moats, secret corridors, stained glass windows and art collections, there is plenty to see and explore; here are seven of the best in Norfolk……

Ten Pin Bowling Venues in Norfolk

Whether you'e on a date, in a big group, out with the family or work colleagues or are wanting to play competitively, there are many places in Norfolk where you can play ten pin bowls. Suitable for all age groups and abilities, ten pin bowling is a fun way to pass a few hours and is especially popular on a rainy day.

Rainy Day Fun in Norfolk

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 in Norfolk

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Near RRH Neatishead, Horning, Norfolk, NR12 8YB

Norfolk Museums Pass

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.

Live Music Venues in Norfolk

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.

Visit Yarmouth Stadium for Greyhound Racing and Motor Racing

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.

An abundance of Theatres in Norfolk

Norfolk has a great variety of theatres dotted across the county, from the impressive Theatre Royal in Norwich, to smaller, more intimate venues.

The Playbarn

The Playbarn

Shotesham Road, Poringland, Norfolk
NR14 7LP

01508 495526

The Playbarn is situated in the countryside only 10 minutes from Norwich off the B1332 road and is open throughout the year. Catering for the under 7's, there are both indoor and outdoor activities which include pony and tractor rides, large sand pit, ball pit area and visits to the farm animals. Snacks and light lunches are available.

Go Ape

Go Ape

Santon Downham, Nr Thetford, Norfolk
IP27 0TJ

0870 4445562

Go Ape is a high wire aerial assault course with rope bridges, zip slides and Tarzan swings. The minimum age is 10 years and minimum height is 1.4m /4ft 7inch. All under 18's must be supervised by a participating adult.

Norfolk Fishing Trips & Charter

Norfolk Fishing Trips & Charter

Eastfield cottage, Station Road , Docking, Norfolk
PE31 8LS

07852 959528

Enjoy the sheer exhilaration of powering across the water, exploring the beautiful north Norfolk coastline, excellent offshore fishing or just lazing around sunbathing on deck. When you've worked up an appetite, dine aboard on exquisite food prepared in the galley by a gourmet chef. Norfolk Fishing Trips & Charter are based in Thornham, a charming and historic village with a long maritime tradition, between Brancaster and Hunstanton on the north Norfolk coast. Trips normally depart from Brancaster Staithe harbour nearby, where the boat 'Katie Louise' is moored. 'Katie Louise' is a 12 metre luxury catamaran, custom-built by Gemini Workboats. She has a spacious, well-appointed wheelhouse and galley and the massive deck has 10 fishing stations. Skipper and chef Adam Wright knows these waters well and will take you to prime fishing spots. If fishing is not your cup of tea then take a tour of the coastline with Adam as your guide.

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