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1 The Norfolk coastline stretches for 93 miles, with distinctly different eastern and northern sides. We're not sure if that's when the tide is in or out though.

2 King's Lynn has more Grade 1 listed buildings than York. Yes, really!

3 Thetford Forest was only established in 1922, which makes it considerably younger than the New Forest in Hampshire. It's also the largest lowland forest in Britain, covering an area of 80 square miles, and because of this it has its own unique microclimate - the warmest place in the UK according to the Met Office. It's a great place for walking, cycling and picnics.

4 When the Romans came to Norfolk in AD46, Great Yarmouth didn't exist – it hadn't yet been established by longshore drift. Now its beaches are a great place to go roamin'.

5 The Erpingham Gate at Norwich Cathedral is named after Norfolk's Thomas Erpingham who commanded the Welsh archers at Agincourt. That was one back in the eye for the French!

6 Tutankhamen archaeologist Howard Carter grew up in Swaffham. A great adventurer, he could never be described as a Mummy's boy.

7 Elm Hill, Norwich's most famous street, was saved from demolition in 1924 by the Lord Mayor's casting vote.

8 On the run from the Nazis, Albert Einstein found sanctuary in Norfolk in 1933, before going to the USA. He lived in a small hut on Roughton Heath in Cromer, protected by two shotgun-toting secretaries.

9 There are two places in Norfolk with names beginning with 'Q': Quidenham (10 miles north west of Thetford) and Quarles (4 miles south west of Wells-next-the-Sea).

10 Norfolk is the combined driest/sunniest county in the UK - which makes it a perfect place to come to at any time of the year.

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