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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.

Stately Homes and National Trust Properties to Visit in Norfolk

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

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

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 in Norfolk

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

Norfolk Museums Pass

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

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

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

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.

 Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral

The magnificent Cathedral dominates the city skyline. Situated in the heart of the city, Norwich Cathedral has attracted many pilgrims and visitors for over 900 years. Separated from the busy streets by flint walls and entrance gates, it is a place of great splendour and tranquillity and has at least three services daily.

 Swaffham Museum

Swaffham Museum

Swaffham Museum is situated in the centre of the historic market town of Swaffham, in a Grade II listed building that is currently owned by Swaffham Town Council. This glorious building was built around 1775/1790 on the site of the Great Fire of Swaffham that took place in 1775. The museum focuses on the social history of the town and surrounding villages. The collections cover the many aspects of life including trade, industries and domestic life, from prehistoric times to the present. The museum boasts its own education service, to help teachers and students make the very best use of the museum.

 Priory Maze & Gardens

Priory Maze & Gardens

Priory Maze and Gardens has one of the most enchanting gardens in Norfolk, where you can experience peaceful relaxation in natural gardens of woodland, water and meadow. The gardens are establishing a growing reputation as a must visit Norfolk attraction and are a haven of natural beauty, providing a home for numerous birds, insects and mammals. Norfolk's only traditional hedge maze gives you the chance to lose yourself for a while and the unique microclimate in this part of Norfolk means that unusual, rare and exotic plants are grown throughout the gardens. Many of the plants are offered for sale in the plant centre, which, along with the tearooms, are open to non-garden visitors.

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