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39 fabulous facts about the Norfolk coast

9 September 2021

The first tourists ever to come to the UK, the largest mammoth skeleton ever found, birthplace of our greatest naval hero, the largest seal colony in England and the home of the fish finger… where else but on the Norfolk coast!

Favourite Royal Norfolk-based spots to explore

8 September 2021

Norfolk is a beautiful, quiet and rural part of Britain, much loved by the Queen, the late Prince Phillip, William and Kate, and other members of the British Royal Family. Generations have escaped to this picturesque corner of England to enjoy its wide sandy beaches, gorgeous open spaces, quaint villages, grand country houses and castles.

Norfolk gardens top 10

8 September 2021

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! Actually, our gardens are so good we couldn't help adding an eleventh and a twelfth, and a maze...

21 great sights of Norfolk!

7 September 2021

Norfolk has some stunning scenery, both at the coast and in the countryside. Visit Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Hunstanton. See stately homes at Holkham, Houghton, Sandringham, Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh. In no particular order, here's our top 21 must-see great sights in Norfolk. A week won't be enough to see them all!

Best things to do in Norwich, Norfolk

6 September 2021

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.

Romans, Boudicca and Iceni in Norfolk

6 September 2021

Norfolk has a rich and varied history of invasion and conquest, but it was the Romans who came here first and put their stamp on the county, much of which you can still see today in some beautiful and diverse locations. Their story includes Queen Boudicca, the original exponent of Girl Power, and her Iceni tribe, the magnificent Roman Burgh Castle at Great Yarmouth and Roman regional capital at Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund near Norwich.

Great Yarmouth - the home of the holiday camp

3 September 2021

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.

Warm and relaxing... Norfolk in September

2 September 2021

For those without school age children, September is a great time to visit Norfolk: the weather is good, the sea is warm, everything is still open but the pace is a little less frenetic. September is a great time to relax in Norfolk. Here's our top 12 things to do...

More than 100,000 visitors have so far enjoyed seeing Dippy on Tour at Norwich Cathedral

1 September 2021

More than 100,000 people have enjoyed visiting the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the dinosaur since he took up residence in Norwich Cathedral’s Nave in July. Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure opened at the Cathedral on Tuesday 13 July 2021 and in the first six weeks 106,681 people went to see the iconic 26m Diplodocus cast on display. The busiest day to date has been Saturday 7 August with 4,354 visitors.

Help protect Norfolk’s wonderful sand dunes

31 August 2021

Beach-goers are being urged to ‘Respect and Protect’ Norfolk's sand dunes, with some simple tips that can help make a huge difference. Dunes play a vital role in protecting people from floods by creating natural barriers to storms, as well as being home to a wide range of plants and animals. But with more and more people visiting Norfolk’s coast, dunes can get damaged.