Blue Flag beaches, beautiful countryside and a bustling city, Norfolk has it all.
There’s plenty to do year round in Norfolk. Take a weekend break to the medieval city of Norwich and wander the Royal Arcades or quirky Norwich lanes. The city hosts a wealth of high street shopping, bars and restaurants. Norwich city is the proud holder of ‘purple flag status’, which is awarded by the national accreditation scheme for town and city centres and nightlife. It’s a prestigious recommendation of the cities nightlife.
Venturing beyond Norwich is also very rewarding, there’s a multitude of market towns to visit amongst the countryside. Or why not take a trip to the coast. Norfolk’s stunning coastline and many seaside gems are just waiting to be discovered.
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Norfolk’s rich heritage
Norfolk’s history is unique and varied. Many of histories greats have graced these streets, from Queen Boadicca’s Iceni Tribe as far back as 43 AD to naval hero Horatio Nelson who has often been named the greatest sea warrior in British history. When arriving in Norfolk, look out for the signs with ‘Nelson’s County’.
Much of the county’s medieval history can be seen in Norwich city through its abundance of cathedral spires, churches and the well-known Norwich castle which was originally built as a Royal palace some 900 years ago! You don’t have to stray far from the city centre to stumble upon further reminders of its unique history, surviving sections of the old city wall are littered around town and make quite the tourist attraction.
Off to the north, wealthy landowners have left behind a legacy of stately homes; Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Sandringham, to name a few. Nowadays these historic houses can be explored by taking a walk around the rolling acres of parkland and marvelling at the magnificent gardens. This can be enjoyed what ever the season.
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