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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’.

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…

Why Norfolk is soooo cool!

21 April 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 ailments and illnesses

1 April 2017

If you’re coming to Norfolk, you need to be aware of these illnesses and unusual medical afflictions that only occur in this county… including Horning Sickness, Sloley-Does-It, Neatishead-ache, Trunch Drunk and Little Snoring. You see where we're coming from?

Country Cousin or City Slicker?

10 January 2017

Are you a country cousin or city slicker? We’re rather proud of our beautiful countryside, and it’s for the most part thanks to our farmers that it looks so well-ordered and in such good nick. So while you’re here, we’d encourage you to learn a little more about our rural way of life, with this easy-to-do multiple answer quiz.

The home of the holiday camp

10 January 2017

If Billy Butlin is regarded as the father of the holiday camp, then John Fletcher Dodd is its grandfather. Billy was still in short trousers when Fletcher Dodd set up his first holiday camp near Great Yarmouth. All of which means that the birthplace of the multi-million pound industry is sited not on the Lincolnshire coast at Blackpool but in the one-time fishing village of Caister-on-Sea.

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