The official visitor website for Norfolk

EXPLORE NORFOLK

Explore Norfolk and discover a county with over 90 miles of stunning coast, beautiful countryside, forest, heath and fens, the unique Broads National Park, seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Hunstanton, and the historical city of Norwich, with its High Street and independent shopping, cathedral and castle, and dazzling array of culture, arts, theatre and restaurants

Vibrant city, unique Broads and famous seaside resorts, beautiful coast and countryside

There are few counties in the country that are as diverse as Norfolk, with so many different personalities.

Looking for places to visit in Norwich, Norfolk & the surrounding areas? At the hub of it all is a thriving modern city with a magnificent cathedral and cherished medieval heritage.

Visit Norwich for the ideal place for retail therapy and the best-preserved medieval city in the country.

Beyond Norwich there are well-preserved market towns and picturesque villages, from Georgian splendour to thatch and flint; an ancient landscape of cultivated arable fields and farms, grazing and pastureland, punctuated by the unique man-made Broads National Park, the rolling countryside of south Norfolk, the sandy pine forests and heathlands of the Brecks and the wilderness wetlands of the Fens close to King's Lynn and The Wash.

You'll soon notice the varying pace of life, from relaxed coastal villages that were once prosperous ports to the bustling metropolis.

Places to go in Norfolk include a delightful 93 miles of coast, much of it designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, topped and tailed by the seaside charms of Hunstanton and Great Yarmouth.

In between you'll discover the pine-fringed beaches and salt marshes of north Norfolk and the marram grass and dunes of the east.

Norman castle and cathedral

Norwich: Fabulous shopping, culture and heritage

All the High Streeet names, independent shopping in historic cobbled streets, culture and festivals, and the majestic Norman castle and cathedral

Thurne

Broads: wonderful waterways and wildlife

The unique, man-made Norfolk Broads, 125 miles of navigable rivers, are the only National Park with a city in it

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile

Great Yarmouth: one of the UK's top seaside resorts

The Golden Mile of amusements, rides, attractions and entertainment, and 15 miles of pristine sandy beaches

Beach huts at Wells-next-the-Sea

North Norfolk: beautiful beaches, cliffs and tidal saltmarshes

Brilliant birdwatching, take a boat trip to see the seals, enormous sands, quaint coastal villages and seaside towns

Burgh St Peter

South Norfolk: charming countryside and market towns to explore

Southern Broads and Waveney Valley, quaint market towns, beautiful countryside in which to cycle and walk

Hunstanton cliffs

West Norfolk: maritime heritage, home to the Royal family

Hanseatic history of King's Lynn, Sandringham estate, Hunstanton resort, brilliant birdwatching in the Wash, coast and countryside walking... did we mention it's home to the Royal family?
Cycling in Thetford Forest

Brecks: countryside, outdoor activities and the best climate in the UK

Unique micro-climate, Deal Rows and Pingos, Neolithic flint mines, explore Thetford Forest on bike or foot, charming market towns
Here's a challenge for you: try to find a horizon that isn't punctuated by a church tower. It's said that Norfolk has a greater concentration of medieval churches than anywhere on earth. To know why is to understand a lot about why Norfolk is still so unspoilt.

For many centuries the weaving industry, which nurtured towns like North Walsham and Worstead (yes, that's where the cloth gets its name from), brought immense wealth to the region.

Norfolk was one of the most densely-populated areas in the country, certainly the most prosperous, and Norwich was second in size only to London. Then along came the Industrial Revolution, and the county's lack of fast-running water meant the trade moved elsewhere. At the time it meant economic disaster for the county. Now we reap the benefits in a landscape that has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years.

Norfolk has more than 6000 miles of road, more than any other county in the country, but no motorway. In December 2014, the full dualling of the A11 all the way to Norwich was completed at Elveden - now it's much easier to get to Norfolk!

Whether you are looking for an action-packed family holiday or a relaxing weekend break for two you'll find the part of Norfolk which is a perfect base for you. Then it's up to you how much exploring you want to do… or save for another time.

Norfolk Map
Greater Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth

Greater Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is famous as a family holiday destination, bursting with fun things to do, arcades, rides and attractions stretching along the fabled Golden Mile and the huge expanse of pristine beach.
The Broads
Norfolk Broads

Broadland & The Broads

Norfolk is possibly most famous for the man-made Broads, over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside and with many charming and picturesque towns and villages.
Norwich
Norwich

Norwich

Norwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around, has great shopping, wonderful culture and sights, and a river at its heart.
South Norfolk and Waveney Valley
South Norfolk

South Norfolk & Waveney Valley

South Norfolk has some of the county's most scenic and peaceful countryside, with winding lanes, thatched cottages, welcoming pubs and picturesque villages and market towns - ideal for cycling and walking.
Brecks and Thetford Forest
The Brecks

The Brecks & Thetford Forest

The Brecks has one of the most distinctive landscapes in the UK and boasts its best overall climate with low rainfall and hot summers. Thetford Forest is a wonderful adventure playground for off-road cycling, walking and wildlife watching.
West Norfolk and The Fens
King's Lynn and West Norfolk

King's Lynn & West Norfolk

There are around 550 square miles of West Norfolk and every single one of them has something to surprise, inspire and delight, ranging from the wetlands of The Fens to glorious sandy beaches, including Hunstanton.
North Norfolk
North Norfolk

North Norfolk

North Norfolk is renowned for its spectacular coastline, fantastic wildlife, miles of glorious beaches, seaside communities and a beautiful hinterland of rolling countryside and picturesque market towns and villages.