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Norfolk has more than 90 miles of superb coast
, with huge expanses of pristine sand, tidal creeks and saltmarshes, towering cliffs, quaint quays and harbours, shingle spits, and family-friendly seaside resorts, such as Great Yarmouth
. You can build sandcastles, go rockpooling or crabbing
, go for a swim, take a boat trip to see the seals
, spot rare or migrating birds
, walk your dog
, or just hire a beach hut, kick back and relax. And coast means seafood too… tasty crabs
, tender lobsters, juicy fat mussels, mouth-watering oysters and fabulous fish.
Family fun in Norfolk
We think nowhere else in the country has Norfolk's diverse range of visitor attractions
, with adventure parks, zoos, aquariums, play barns and aerial antics in the forest
. There's the thrills and fun of the traditional seaside resorts like Great Yarmouth
with amusements and rides, or you could head to one of Norfolk's beautiful beaches
, or take a boat out on the Broads
, Britain's Magical Waterland.
Natural world in Norfolk
Norfolk has wild countryside and coast
, woodlands, salt marshes, rock pools, Broads
and rivers that all make an excellent environment for wildlife throughout the year. Norfolk's birdwatching
opportunities are second to none, particularly for the Winter migrations
that include geese and swans. Winter's also the best time to see the seals
in north Norfolk
, when they pup, although any time of the year is good.
Festivals and culture in Norfolk
You name it, we've probably got a festival for it… ranging from music, maritime, outdoors, walking and literature to street art, circus and bowls! The Norfolk & Norwich Arts Festival is the oldest in the country, the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival is now the largest in the UK, with weekends and other activities spread over six weeks, and the Thursford Christmas Spectacular is probably the biggest Christmas production outside the West End! Whatever time of year you want to visit, there'll be something happening.
Full list of What's on in Norfolk
Adventure in Norfolk
It's Norfolk's natural landscape of coast and countryside that makes it great for adventurous people of all ages. You can sail at sea or on the Broads
, Britain's Magical Waterland, and watersports include kite surfing, canoeing and paddle boarding. There are aerial walkways, swinging ropes and high wires in the forests
is great fun whether it's on quiet country lanes or off-road in the mud!
Food and drink in Norfolk
Norfolk has a fabulous larder
thanks to the diverse landscape. From the water comes wonderful seafood and shellfish, and grazing and pasture land gives us wonderful beef and milk for cheeses, yoghurts and ice cream. Fertile reclaimed Fens
gives us superb fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables and in the Brecks
the sandy, free-draining soil is ideal for pork and the heathland great for game. And then to enjoy all that lovely fare… in Michelin-starred restaurants, cafes and tearooms, family-friendly gastropubs, waterside and country inns or buy from delis, farm shops and farmers' markets
and cook for yourselves!
History and heritage in Norfolk
Norfolk is a treasure house of stately homes
, legacies of the wool trade and agricultural revolution when Norfolk was the wealthiest county in the country and Norwich
second in importance only to London. Beginning with prehistory
and ancient history
, you'll find Roman
forts, more Saxon round-towered churches
than anywhere else, castles
and a towering cathedral
made by the Norman
Conquerors, and the Royal Family's country home
is the best preserved medieval city in northern Europe and you'll not tire of wandering the wonderful cobbled streets and alleys.
Norfolk is possibly most famous for the man-made Broads
, more than 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside, with many charming and picturesque towns and villages, and fantastic wildlife. The big skies and sparkling landscape of marshland fields, feathery reeds and tangled woodlands are a perfect canvas for adventure and relaxation - time to reflect, space to explore, a magical opportunity to enjoy a fabulous break.