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Norfolk's top 10 beaches

20 June 2017

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

How to pronounce Norfolk place names

15 June 2017

If you're new to Norfolk you may well pronounce some of our place names phonetically. Why wouldn't you? But trust us, it just doesn't work like that. If you think Happisburgh is Hap-is-berg then you had better read on...

Fit in as a local

14 June 2017

You've come to Norfolk to get away from the stress and strain of everyday, routine life… and you're very welcome. But what's the etiquette when you're talking to the Good 'Ol Boys down the Parched Parrot? Let us help you… follow our guide and you'll soon have an ear of wheat sticking out of the side of your mouth and be 'oo-arring' with the best of them.

How to learn yew Norfolk

14 June 2017

With Poldark back on our TV screens, we Norfolk people get a little grumpy when people try to imitate our accent and end up talking like somebody from the South-West. So if you’re coming here we’d advise you not to sound like a ‘furinner’ but instead to ‘learn yew Norfolk’.

Literary heroes of Broadland

14 June 2017

2017 marks the Year of Literary Heroes, such as the 50th anniversary of the death of Arthur Ransome, author of the much loved Swallows & Amazons children's book series. These famous tales see his characters adventure in scenic Broadland locations such as Wroxham and Ranworth. But this is not Broadland’s only literary connection; the area has been home to famed authors and poets, as well as the inspiration for some incredible works.

Norfolk gardens top 10

14 June 2017

Norfolk has a huge collection of gardens, from small higgledy-piggledy cottage gardens to wonderfully relaxing water gardens and magnificent stately home gardens. You can't beat wandering around someone else's garden and enjoying the rewards of all their hard work!

Best things to do in Norwich

13 June 2017

One of the best preserved medieval cities in the UK, Norwich has so many great things to do and see including tea at Assembly House, chips on the market, go to a football match at Carrow Road, enjoy the view from Mousehold heath and much more.

See the world in Norfolk (sort of!)

12 June 2017

To misquote Samuel Johnson, when a man is tired of Norfolk, he is tired of life… ‘for there is in Norfolk all that life can afford’. In fact, rather than gallivanting around the world, why not come to Norfolk to see our equivalent of the great sights. We’re less than two hours from London…

Seven Natural Wonders - Blakeney Point

10 June 2017

Managed by the National Trust since 1912 and within the North Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blakeney Point is a 4-mile spit of flint-derived shingle and sand dunes, created by longshore drift across the River Glaven - an ideal environment for seals and bird life.

Seven Natural Wonders - Cromer Forest Bed

10 June 2017

The Cromer Forest Bed Formation, aged between 500,000 and 2 million-years-old and stretching from Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast to Kessingland in north Suffolk, is rich in fossils, including the 650,000-year-old West Runton Mammoth, a 500,000 year old flint axe and the 850,000 year old footprints of early man – the first humans to enter Britain.

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