Norfolk Tourist Attractions
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Langham Glass was established in 1979 and is run as a family business, started by Paul Miller, a professional glassmaker. It was founded in the Norfolk village of Langham, hence its name, however now it is located in Fakenham.
Bressingham Steam & Gardens
Low Road, Bressingham, Norfolk
01379 686900Find out more
Bressingham Steam & Gardens has been a charity since the early 1970s and is home to Alan Bloom's collection of mainly steam powered engineering, gardens and Dad's Army Appreciation Society's collection.
Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars' Cloisters
South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Visit these early 17th century merchant’s houses that are located close to Great Yarmouth’s historic quayside. Step back in time and experience the rare remnants of Great Yarmouth’s original ‘Rows’, a network of narrow alleyways linking Yarmouth’s three main thoroughfares.
Broadland Cycle Hire
Horning Road, Hoverton, Norfolk
07747 483154Find out more
Broadland Cycle Hire is located between Hoveton and Horning, on the A1062 at BeWILDerwood. Providing cycle hire services around the Norfolk Broads area for over 20 years, Broadland Cycle Hire offers a wealth of experience and knowledge so that visitors can get the most out of their time in the region and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the magical Norfolk Broads
An important Norfolk visitor attraction, Castle Acre Priory is one of the largest and best-preserved monastic sites in England dating back to 1090. Home to the first Cluniac order of monks in England, visitors can witness the Cluniac love of decoration, which is reflected everywhere in the extensive ruins.
Located 8 miles south-east of Hunstanton, Bircham Windmill was built in 1846 and looks as it would have done over 100 years ago. Norfolk once had hundreds of windmills but today very few are left.
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.
The Estate Office, Sandringham, Norfolk
01553 772675Find out more
Sandringham House was built by the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1870 who were later the Queen and King of the country. It has been passed down 4 generations of British monarchs and is now home to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip.
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.
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk
01362 869263Find out more
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse takes you on a fascinating journey through 400 years of Norfolk history. With a huge variety of indoor displays, beautiful grounds, historic workhouse and a traditional farm you will find plenty to see and do.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
01493 369477Find out more
You will find Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens south of the village of Filby, just 8 miles outside Great Yarmouth. Follow the brown road signs from the A47 at Acle or from A149 at Caister on Sea. Progressive zoos like Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens are fast becoming a last refuge for many species as their natural homes are destroyed by the greed of man. Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is a strong supporter of The World Zoo Conservation Strategy of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The collection of animals at Thrigby was the first to be signed over in its entirety to the Joint Management of Species Programme. The tiger tree walk high in the trees is not for the faint hearted. It is a special walk constructed in the trees that surround the tigers' enclosure to provide the opportunity for an excellent birds' eye view. At Thrigby visitors can see a vast range of animals including tigers and other cats, red pandas, primates, small mammals, crocodiles, snakes and an array of birds. There is a cafè and gift shop and children's play areas.
Redwings is the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, with 5 centres, 2 of which are located in Norfolk - Caldecott and Aylsham. They care for more rescued horses and donkeys every day than anyone else and are able to do so thanks to kind donations.
Located at Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Yarmouth Stadium has developed over the years into a major venue. Greyhound racing has become a very popular event, with racing every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night at 7.30pm. Throughout the year Yarmouth Stadium also hosts motor racing, with a variety of events ranging from Hot Rod racing to Banger racing. There is a 240 seated restaurant, 3 private executive lounges, 2 race-view bars, trackside bar, race-view diner as well as a ground floor snack bar and amusement area. The glass fronted restaurant and upstairs bars overlook the racetrack enabling a clear view of the racing action.
This is one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country. Experience at close quarters some of the world's most exotic, rare and endangered animals, ride on the free safari road train and watch the daily feeding, talks and displays.
Alan Bloom MBE VMH founder of the Blooms nursery business created the Dell Garden and its famous 'Island Beds' from 1955-1962. This unique garden is now world renowned for its collection of nearly 5,000 species and varieties of hardy perennials set in a park like meadow. Alan Bloom was one of the great British plantsmen of the twentieth century. A gardener from the age of 16, he bought Bressingham Hall, Norfolk in 1946 and founded a world-renowned gardening dynasty that today spans three generations. Some of the gardens are open to the public and also in the same location is Alan Bloom's magnificent collection of Steam Engines, the second largest collection in Europe after York. The 11 kilometres of working railway provide a choice of rides and there's even a steam-driven roundabout. A new Dad's Army collection has been launched this year with a trip down memory lane to the famous Warmington On Sea. Together, the attractions make a wonderful day out for all the family.
West Green Farm, Shotesham Road, Poringland, Norfolk
01508 495526Find out more
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.
This is Norfolk's longest narrow gauge heritage railway that meanders through 9 miles of beautiful Norfolk countryside. Situated between Aylsham and Wroxham, why not combine a steam train ride from Aylsham with a cruise on the Norfolk Broads, advanced bookings are required. Aylsham's Whistlestop Restaurant, railway workshop and souvenir shop are all worth a visit.
Situated in north Norfolk, Holt, Bircham Gallery stocks work by over 200 artists including paintings, prints, sculpture, studio ceramics, glass and designer jewellery. Admission is free.
Located in the picturesque north Norfolk town of Holt, The Gallery Holt displays a variety of original artwork by the UK's finest professional and semi-professional artists.
Set in a beautiful Tudor house with 21st century displays, this museum tells the remarkable story of Thetford and the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations.
Meet local people from Thetford's past from the revolutionary philosopher Tom Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers. Plus new shop and garden.
Blackberry Farm Dillington, Dereham, Norfolk
01362 860812Find out more
At Norfolk's specialist herb nursery you can learn more about growing and using herbs. Visitors are encouraged to taste, touch and smell the many herbs within the peaceful countryside setting.
Bradenham Hall Gardens & Arboretum
Bradenham, Dereham, Norfolk
01362 687243Find out more
Bradenham Hall, with its fine garden and arboretum, sits near the top of one of Norfolk's highest points, providing visitors with a splendid view to the south over rolling farmland. Bradenham Hall has been featured in magazines including "Country Life" and "House and Garden" and on television in the programme "Gardens without Borders". The garden and arboretum extend to around 27 acres and surround a fine early red brick Georgian house, which is not open to the public, and which has many local historical connections. Visitors are welcome to the garden and arboretum on pre-designated dates throughout spring and summer months. Group visits can be arranged by appointment.
Breckland Leisure Centre & Waterworld
Croxton Road, Thetford, Norfolk
01842 753110Find out more
With 3 pools to choose from, flumes, rapids and waves there is something here that will appeal to all swimmers. There are sports halls, a state-of-art fitness centre and various classes including step, aerobics and yoga.
Woodfordes Brewery Shop
Slad lane, Woodbastwick, Norfolk
01603 720353Find out more
The original brewery shop and visitor centre was a conversion of the original sampling room at one end of the brewery, but in March 2002, a new home was created in the thatched barn on the site. The new shop and visitor centre is now fully open and is located close to the Norfolk Broads, and is very popular with both locals and holiday-makers visiting Norfolk.
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park
Church Road, Reedham, Norfolk
01493 700094Find out more
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is in Reedham, Norfolk and is a tourist attraction for the whole family. There are rides for children, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals, birds to see and animals to feed and pet. The park caters for birthday parties and has 3 eating establishments.
Anglia Karting Centre
The Airfield - North Pickenham, Swaffham, Norfolk
01760 441777Find out more
Anglia Karting is a terrific all weather attraction loved by people from 8 to 80! The circuit is a purpose built racetrack of approximately 625 metres and is fast and flowing allowing the carts potential to be fully realised. It is also floodlit to enable night racing, which adds to the excitement. There are grass run off areas for greater safety, especially for our faster karts which have a top speed of around 70 mph. There are 2 types of racing karts, the Deavinson Single Pro, for drivers who are less experienced, and the Biz 270cc.Thunderkarts for the experienced driver. All the karts are fitted with the latest electronic timing systems allowing race positions to be displayed at all times. The Centre also hosts corporate events, league races, open race events, as well as stag and hen parties.
Cromer Pier is a Grade II listed, 151-metre-long traditional Victorian pier and the town"s most iconic landmark. It is one of only five UK seaside piers with a flourishing theatre and is home to the only end of the pier show of its kind in the world. Open all year round, Cromer Pier offers visitors a whole host of entertainment, from superb crab fishing, to souvenirs from the gift shop, restaurant, bar, traditional kiosk selling ice creams, stunning coastal views with magnificent sunsets, FREE Wi-Fi throughout, RNLI lifeboat station and theatre. It"s a "must visit" destination for anyone exploring the region and one of Norfolk"s most historic and unique attractions.
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, Norfolk
01603 876310Find out more
Located 9 miles from Norwich on the A1067. Explore the Dinosaur Trail and Track - T-Rex, conquer the maze and enjoy the adventure play areas, secret animal garden and restaurant and much more.
East Ruston Old Vicarage
East Ruston, North Walsham, Norfolk
01692 650432Find out more
Beautiful privately owned gardens designed, owned and maintained by Alan Gray and Graham Robeson. East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens are open from March through to October and season tickets are available. The gardens are situated off the A149 road near Stalham.
Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house from Tudor to Victorian Times. Decide for yourself if the death of Charles I was plotted in the Conspiracy Room. Dress the family in Tudor costumes. Discover Victorian life 'upstairs and downstairs' and what it was really like to work in the kitchen and scullery. Children will particularly enjoy the activity packed toy room. Pause for a moment of peace in the small but delightful walled garden.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk
01603 270449Find out more
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.
This is the last remaining complete coal gas works in England and Wales. Displays include gas lighting, cooking and heating.
Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, Glandford Shell Museum is an interesting place to visit. Housed in Norfolk's oldest purpose built museum, it contains the finest seashell collection in the United Kingdom. During 2003 the museum underwent major refurbishment but it was still able to retain much of its original charm. The collection also includes items such as a piece of Pompeii and an axe head that was found near Glandford.
High Lodge Forest Centre, Santon Downham, Brandon, Norfolk
01603 895500Find out more
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.
Sea Life Great Yarmouth
Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
01493 330631Find out more
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre allows you to get closer than you have ever imagined to a breathtaking world of underwater life where you will come face to face with an amazing array of creatures from curious rays to majestic seahorses.
St. Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
01493 844172Find out more
Great Yarmouth's Edwardian Hippodrome Circus is great family entertainment with world class acrobats, contortionists, dancers, aerial acts and clowns. The crowds are amazed when the ring floor lowers and fills with 700,00 gallons of water and synchronised swimmers appear.
Houghton Hall is considered one of the grandest Palladian houses in England and was built by Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister. Its magnificently furnished state rooms, park, 5 acre walled garden, model soldier museum, restaurant and shop make it an interesting attraction to visit.
Set on the edge of the Norfolk Broads, Hoveton Hall Gardens is a delightful 15 acre garden mixing both formal and informal planting across the seasons. Beginning with the burst of early spring bulbs, the spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June through to the mid-summer delights of the 'Spider Garden'. Full summer colours of hydrangeas followed by autumn berried shrubs and leaf tints complete what is truly a garden for all seasons. Hoveton Hall Gardens is home to Andrew and Barbara Buxton and has been in the Buxton family since 1946. The Hall, although not open to the public, was built between 1809 and 1812 is attributed to Humphry Repton. The parkland surrounding the Hall was ploughed in the 1940's to provide food during the war years. Most trees were removed, and only the grass on the north side of the lake left untouched. In 1993 the then arable parts of the park were re-sown with grass, under the Countryside Commission Scheme for the Restoration of Historic Parks, and iron railings re-established.
Visitors to the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary in Norfolk will see otters, penguins, sharks, seahorses and more than 30 permanent displays all showcasing the rich diversity of life under the waves. The sanctuary also provides a safe haven for more than 30 sick, injured or orphaned seal pups, which are annually cared for at the sanctuary.
Norfolk Fishing Trips & Charter
Harbour Way, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk
07852 959528Find out more
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.
This beautiful park is located close to Sandringham and is a popular place for the whole family to visit. Attractions include animal feeding, deer safari, discovery trail, horse and pony rides, adventure playground, tea room, gift shop and farm shop.
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.
South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
01493 844585Find out more
Situated on Yarmouth's busy seafront, Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth is a very popular tourist attraction covering an area of nine acres. There is a good mix of white-knuckle rides, children's rides, water attractions and crazy golf and of course the traditional hot doughnuts, candyfloss and rock.
Princess Theatre Hunstanton
The Green, Hunstanton, Norfolk
01485 532252Find out more
The Princess Theatre in Hunstanton offers live entertainment, cultural activities and films.
Priory Maze & Gardens
Cromer Road, Beeston Regis, Norfolk
01263 822986Find out more
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.
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.
This early Victorian stately home with it magnificent architectural features has over 12 acres of beautiful gardens, famous yew hedge maze, picnic area, tearooms and gift shop. Located seven miles from Great Yarmouth, it is an ideal setting for weddings and private functions.
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.
Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk
01328 878 477
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.
Wells & Walsingham Railway
The Station, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk
The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway is the longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world. Visitors can see the unique Garratt steam locomotive "Norfolk Hero" and take a trip from the seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea to the pretty village of Walsingham.
Children and parents alike enjoy the close contact with the friendly farm animals. You are able to watch traditional and contemporary craftsmen at work, do a spot of shopping, have fun at the fair and enjoy something nice to eat at the quaint coffee shop.
East Cottages, Tucker Street, Cromer
01263 513543Find out more
Cromer Museum is located along Church Street, near the church in the town's centre. Cromer Museum opened in 1978 on 15th June and in 1981 the collection was improved. In 2003, the museum was given funding for a re-development project and a new education room, entrance and shop was developed.
Holkham Hall is considered one of the finest stately homes in the country. It was built by Thomas Coke (first Earl of Leicester), in the mid 18th century. Since then, seven generations of Earls of Leicester have lived in the hall. There is a stunning marble hall and magnificent state-rooms, and the 3,000 acre park is home to roughly 800 fallow deer. The deer park is open every day apart from Christmas day, with free unlimited access. As well as wandering around the house and park, visitors can also look at the stables, coach house, a working pottery and a museum of vehicles, with rural and domestic bygones.
The Norfolk Shire Horse Centre
West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk
Situated in West Runton, near the coastal town of Cromer, The Norfolk Shire Horse Centre is an attraction suitable for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy a range of shows, see demonstrations of how Shire horses once worked the land, watch and take part in animal feeding, play in the large traditional children's play area, get close to a number of small animals and meet the foals.
Erpingham, Norwich, Norfolk
A mixture of unique contemporary and traditional craft studios, gallery, gift shop, tearoom and 4 acre gardens. 7 miles from Cromer on the A140 Norwich Road.
The North Norfolk Railway Poppy Line is the direct descendant of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway, which did so much to open up the glorious Poppyland coast to holidaymakers. Today the Poppy Line steam railway runs from Sheringham along the coast to Weybourne and up through the heathland to Holt: with its spectacular views of coast and country, it is one of Britain's most scenic heritage railways. Steam trains run most days from mid-March to mid-October, and at weekends in December. All day hop-on, hop-off Rover tickets let you explore town and country.
As one of north Norfolk's finest venues, Sheringham Little Theatre offers an incredibly large range of entertainment all year round. There are shows, films, music of all kinds, celebrity evenings, children's events, workshops, art exhibitions, literature events, education and outreach. Every summer there is a professional weekly repertory season. A variety of plays, comedies, thrillers, classics and farces are on offer in one of the last surviving rep seasons. Whilst proud to continue these well loved traditions, The Little Theatre also provides a platform for new writing, new talents and new ideas, ensuring that, whatever your preference, there really is something for everyone. During the holidays there will always be a special children's event to keep youngsters amused and in the winter you will have the opportunity to enjoy a family pantomime with guest celebrities and local contributions. Located in the heart of Sheringham, The Theatre's 'Hub' coffee bar offers a large selection of refreshments and an opportunity to enjoy the latest art exhibition.
Letheringsett Watermill is a restored watermill that produces organic and whole wheat flour and is the only working water powered mill in Norfolk. Located near Holt, in north Norfolk, visitors can throughout the year watch working demonstrations and go on a tour of this fascinating mill.
The museum houses 16 working tanks and over 3,000 other exhibits. There are uniforms, model ship and items from 1st and 2nd world wars and tank demonstrations.
Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
Blakfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Come and explore this museum set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works and take an exciting journey into past. Discover the town's rich maritime and fishing heritage and its growth as a popular seaside resort.
Visit one of the oldest prisons in the country and explore Great Yarmouth's story of crime and punishment from the medieval period up to the present day. Listen to the stories of the characters associated with the Tolhouse.
Lynn Museum is in a former Union Baptist Chapel which was built in 1859 and a schoolroom was later added in 1867 and can be found adjacent to the town's bus station. The Union Chapel opened to the public in 1904, but Lynn has had a public museum since 1844, founded by members of the Lynn Conversazione and Society of Arts.