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Spring in Norfolk top things to do

14 March 2017

What's that in the Norfolk sky? It's the sun... and it's time for everything to spring back to life, including the countryside and coast, the attractions are all opening again, and you can even feed the new-born lambs...

Why Norfolk is soooo cool!

14 March 2017

Cool Britannia is just so yesterday, but Norfolk remains the cool place to be... and here's our top reasons why, including Taylor Swift, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, Natalie Portman, Ralph Fiennes, Keira Knightley and Cotswolds-by-the-Coast.

Norfolk's top 10 beaches

7 March 2017

We offer ten of the best beaches in the county for specific activities, including Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton.

Norfolk's top 10 dog-friendly beaches

7 March 2017

Dogs and responsible owners are welcome on many Norfolk beaches year-round. In fact, on these beaches you’ll look positively under-dressed if you don’t have a canine friend! Check time tides as well, because many of these beaches are best at low tide.

The couple that began The Special Relationship

7 March 2017

Native American Pocahontas and her Norfolk husband John Rolfe have a very special American claim to fame - not only did they have the first inter-racial church wedding in US history, their pairing helped establish the English colony in Virginia, and ensured the creation of the United States of America. Without this First Couple of the Colony, Americans might be speaking Spanish, Dutch or French instead of English! This was the start of the Special Relationship.

The Norfolk man who fomented American Revolution

7 March 2017

Educated at Thetford Grammar School in Norfolk, Thomas Paine went on to incite and inspire not one but TWO revolutions, in France and, most famously, in America. His statue in his home town is inscribed: ‘World Citizen, Englishman by birth, French citizen by decree, American by adoption’. In fact, his words SAVED the American War of Independence!

Top museums in Norfolk

7 March 2017

Norfolk boasts over 50 museum and historic sites, welcoming visitors and explaining the county’s unique and fascinating heritage. We’ve chosen our top 10, including Norwich Castle, Time & Tide, Bridewell and Ancient House.

Spring wildlife in Norfolk

4 March 2017

Spring is the time when Norfolk bounces back to life, and the county's fauna and flora does the same. Here David North of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust gives us the Top 10 natural spectacles to look out for during the Spring months...

Norfolk's American connections

3 March 2017

The historical connections between Norfolk and North America began in the 17th century, when a large number of migrants moved to the newly-created colonies. Norfolk was the county that provided the biggest percentage of known passengers on The Mayflower. It was also birthplace of Thomas Paine, the man whose work helped fuel the American War of Independence. And Pocahontas and John Rolfe were America's opening First Couple and the pairing that created the Special Relationship.

How to... in Norfolk

27 February 2017

When you come to Norfolk you'll want to join in! So let us show you, with our series of films, how to be a pirate on the Broads, a fisherman at the coast, a flaneur in Norwich, the queen of the castle or how to get lost in the woods. And we'll also show you how to rock 'n' roll in Great Yarmouth.