100 things to do in Norfolk

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100 Gone on the 8-mile Pingo Trail. Pingos are unique to the Brecks… and nothing to do with penguins.

99 Had a pint of Woodforde's wherry sitting outside the brewery tap, the thatched Fur and Feathers at Woodbastwick in the Norfolk Broads.

98 Visited Wheatfen, famous naturalist Ted Ellis' nature reserve at Surlingham in the Norfolk Broads.

97 Had a cycle in The Fens: it's flat, the views are gorgeous and you can see for miles.

96 Got chips on Norwich market. Buy them, liberally douse with vinegar, sprinkle over salt, then go and take a walk in our Fine City.

95 Located Kett's Oak between Wymondham and Hethersett in south Norfolk. It was here in 1549 that Kett's Rebellion against land enclosures began.

94 Shopped at Roys of Wroxham in the Norfolk Broads – it's the world's largest village store!

93 Felt the adrenaline rush of a big ride on Great Yarmouth seafront… 'WOO-HOOOOOO!'

92 Visited Blickling Hall, ancient home of the Boleyn family, and taken a stroll around the gardens and lake.

91 Walked at least part of the Boudicca Way between Diss in south Norfolk and Norwich railway stations.

90 Appreciate the trading and fishing heritage of King's Lynn by taking the Maritime Trail from the Customs House.

89 Who needs Venice when you've taken a day boat out from Wroxham in the Norfolk Broads? Better still, take one out for a whole week - you'll get to appreciate the UK's Magical Waterland a whole lot more.

88 Walked along Wells beach, north Norfolk… and count the multi-coloured beach huts. (It's best at low tide).

87 Visited the Sainsbury Centre on the University of East Anglia campus, build by architect Norman Foster in 1973 to house the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection.

86 Been beachcombing along Norfolk's very own version of the Jurassic Coast, walking in the footsteps of the first people to arrive in Britain.

85 Taken a look around the family-run Jarrold, Norwich's wonderful independent department store.

84 See the Christmas Spectacular at Thursford in north Norfolk – you'll be one of more than one hundred thousand! Its dancers and performers are recruited from London's West End.

83 Stood on a deserted United State Army Air Force runway and 'heard' the planes returning. During the second world war Norfolk was home to 17 USAAF bases (one of them commanded by Hollywood actor Jimmy Stewart) with over 50,000 servicemen. It was called the Friendly Invasion.

82 Walked some of the Peddar's Way and imagined what it would have been like when the Romans built it.

81 Visited Sandringham, the royal datcha in north west Norfolk which also has an excellent museum.

80 Taken a tour of the Norman Norwich Castle, and found out what a Snapdragon is.

79 Imagine you're back in Roman Norfolk and taken a stroll around Venta Icenorum town and camp at Caistor St Edmund near Norwich.

78 Discovered Nelson's Norfolk at Great Yarmouth or his Burnham Thorpe birthplace.

77 Taken a boat trip from Morston, north Norfolk to see the Common and Grey seals at Blakeney Point… it's a real adventure!

76 Spotted birds - Norfolk is the birdwatching capital of the UK!

75 Visited the Time & Tide Museum at Great Yarmouth and discovered what a bloater is.

74 Popped into the Colman's Mustard shop in The Royal Arcade, Norwich, the only one in the world.

73 Been to a farmers' market during your stay for no more reason than to see the fab array of food we grow, rear, produce and make in Norfolk.

72 Ended up in the lovely cul-de-sac community of Heydon. Make sure you pop into the local, The Earle Arms, for a swift one.

71 Tromped over the dunes and through the marram grass to get to Horsey beach, where the Broads meet the North Sea… there's usually a seal or two watching you.

70 Do the traditional things on Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile – roll your trouser legs up and have a paddle, eat an ice cream, build a sandcastle.

69 Be a flaneur for the day and take a gentle stroll around Norwich, with over 1500 historic buildings within the city walls.

68 Get fruity with some pick-your-own strawberries. One of the best places to do this is at Wiveton Hall, north Norfolk.

67 Enjoyed the adrenaline rush of orienteering or trail cycling in Thetford Forest.

66 Taken a leisurely stroll around one of south Norfolk's lovely market towns – Diss, Harleston, Wymondham and Attleborough.

65 Travelled 'The Poppy Line', otherwise known as the North Norfolk Railway, from Sheringham to Holt.

64 Spent an afternoon lazing around Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, a secret hideaway in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

63 Visit Houghton Hall, home of England's first Prime Minister! This is one of the most exquisite stately homes in the country, built by Sir Robert Walpole.

62 Bumped into Lady Hamilton and Horatio Nelson at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival.

61 Got lost in the maze at Somerleyton Hall near Great Yarmouth… and no, it's not good form to leave a trail of breadcrumbs behind you.

60 Take a trip on a wherry, Norfolk's very own native Broads boat.

59 Get up close to a windmill, one of Norfolk's best-known landmarks (although most of them operated drainage pumps across the Broads and Fens, so they're not strictly windmills).

58 Have tea or stay at The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, reputed to be the oldest hotel in the UK… Elizabeth I was a guest.

57 If you're here in June, been to the Royal Norfolk Show.

56 Discovered our brilliant coastline – there are 93 miles of it! (And some say 90 when the tide's in).

55 Admired the magnificent Sir Thomas Erpingham statue at the Norwich cathedral west gate.

54 Hunted down 'Deal rows' in the Brecks. These lines of Scots pines are unique to this part of the country.

53 Have a round of golf on one of our fab links courses. Fore!

52 Eaten Cromer crab… they're the best ANYWHERE!

51 Had a pint of beer made by one of our microbreweries – we have more than any other county in the country.

50 Been to a show at the Pavilion Theatre, Cromer – the last end-of-the-pier show in the country!

49 Visited the Bridewell Museum of Norwich, in the lovely Lanes, and discovered the history of our Fine City.

48 Watched the sunset at Hunstanton, the only east coast resort where you can.

47 Or watched the sunset behind Breydon Water and Halvergate marshes at Roman Burgh Castle near Great Yarmouth.

46 Been to a football game at Carrow Road, Norwich to see the mighty Canaries and join in a rendition of the oldest known football song, 'On The Ball City'.

45 Eaten Stewkey Blues, the famous Stiffley cockles! These are one of our must-eat Norfolk seafoods.

44 Been to the three-day Wells Pirate Festival in September and gone along the quay doing an impression of Long John Silver.

43 Been to Swaffham's independent and eponymous museum – and discovered why Tutankhamun discoverer Howard Carter was a Mummy's Boy.

42 Walked around Thetford in the footsteps of the Dad's Army actors.

41 Discovered if you have Norfolk ancestry at the Norfolk Heritage Centre.

40 Seen a real moated country house at Oxburgh Hall, near Swaffham.

39 Discovered wool churches, built from the proceeds of the medieval wool trade when Norfolk was the most prosperous county in the country.

38 Stayed in Norwich during the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May, which is over 200 years old and the fourth largest international arts festival in the country.

37 Been to the races! There are two tracks in Norfolk – thoroughbred steeplechase National Hunt at Fakenham, north Norfolk and flat racing at Great Yarmouth.

36 Admired the fabulous view of the coast from the gazebo at the National Trust's Sheringham Park, north Norfolk.

35 Climbed to the highest point in the county, Beacon Hill, less than a mile south of West Runton on the north Norfolk coast.

34 Hired a bike and cycled around the Broads' villages – don't worry, your calf muscles won't be straining.

33 Stomped around Norman Castle Rising, west Norfolk imagining that you're the king of it and everyone else is a jolly old rascal!

32 Taken a trusty rowing dinghy out on Fritton Lake and listened to the gentle cutting of rows through the water.

31 Kite surfed at Hunstanton where, because of sandbanks and shallow water, you get some of the best kitesurfing in the country.

30 Flown a kite from Beeston Bump, a 203 feet high point of the Cromer ridge.

29 Met the Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles at BeWILDerwood in the Broads, a huge forest of family fun and adventure.

28 Ridden a Snail at Joyland in Great Yarmouth. They're faster than you might think!

27 Hired a beach hut for the day, our very own garden shed by the coast.

26 Imagined you're in Provence at Norfolk Lavender near Hunstanton.

25 Visited 'England's Nazareth', Walsingham, famed for its religious shrines and a major pilgrimage centre since the 11th century.

24 Ogled the fabulous food selection at Bakers & Larners of Holt, north Norfolk.

23 Been on the nature trails and woodland walks at Pensthorpe, home of BBC's Springwatch for many years.

22 Walked in the footsteps of Arthur Conan Doyle in West Runton – it was here he heard about the legend of ferocious Black Shuck and got inspiration for The Hound of the Baskervilles.

21 Tasted proper English whisky at the St George's Distillery, the first of its kind in over 100 years!

20 Read the skilfully carved inscription Gloria Deo in Excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) on the lovely limestone and brick façade of Felbrigg Hall, north Norfolk.

19 Sampled a Mrs Temple cheese. You'll find them in many local delis, farm shops and at farmers' markets.

18 Spent some time wandering around Chelsea-on-Sea, otherwise known as Burnham Market.

17 Been on the beach at Gorleston-on-Sea.

16 Walked some (or all) of the Norfolk Coastal Path, through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

15 Been in the junior farm at Wroxham Barns.

14 Visited the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich, the first permanent recreation of an Elizabethan theatre.

13 Been scared by the prehistoric animals at Dinosaur Adventure Park.

12 Seen Walmington-on-Sea, the home of Dad's Army, at Bressingham Steam and Gardens.

11 Enjoyed family fun at Norwich Puppet Theatre, in the converted medieval church of St James in the heart of the city.

10 Imagined you're Gulliver on his travels at the Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth.

9 Been star-gazing in north Norfolk. There's so little light pollution in areas such as Kelling that it's an ideal place to gaze up on a dark night.

8 Been thrilled by the jumping at the Burnham Market International Horse Trials.

7 Driven the scenic Great Yarmouth to Cromer A149 coast road.

6 Taken a scenic cycle trip around the gently rolling countryside and quiet lanes of south Norfolk.

5 Walked amid the dunes and marram grass at Winterton-on-Sea beach.

4 Appreciated the view of Norwich, our Fine City, from Mousehold Heath.

3 Driven the A149 coast road of north Norfolk… it's like Cotswolds-by-the-Coast.

2 Been on the wooden 1932 Rollercoaster at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach.

1 Romped around Holkham beach, north Norfolk, in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love.

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