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Norfolk's top 10 beaches

30 November 2020

We offer ten of the best beaches in the county for specific activities, including Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton. And then we tell you about a few more as well... we've got so many great beaches in Norfolk!

Help protect Norfolk’s wonderful sand dunes

25 November 2020

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.

North Norfolk - Cotswolds-by-the-Coast

25 November 2020

The Cotswolds are, quite rightly, a wonderful destination to visit in England. But north Norfolk has got everything the land-locked Cotswolds have plus one little extra – it’s by the sea! So not only beautiful rolling countryside, stately homes, gastropubs, amazing wildlife, quaint villages and market towns, but the coast as well!

Top 10 locations to see why Norfolk’s coast is the most dynamic in the UK

25 November 2020

The last ice age, coastal erosion, longshore drift and the activities of man have all had a huge impact on Norfolk’s changing seashore. Along the 90 miles of coast you’ll be able to witness many dramatic scenes of how the landscape has changed over the last few millennia and earlier into prehistory when Norfolk was the last piece of the British Isles still linked to Continental Europe. Yes, really!

Top 12 things to do in a Norfolk Winter

23 November 2020

Winter and the festive period are a fabulous time to visit Norfolk, with the amazing natural world of the Winter Wildlife Safari, superb shopping in Norwich and our market towns, plus delightful shows and events. It's a great time to go walking and cycling on Norfolk's coast and in the countryside. And this is where the Royal family spend their Christmas. Enough said.

Dippy the dinosaur’s visit to Norwich Cathedral is moved to summer 2021

20 November 2020

Dinosaur fans will next year be able to enjoy a summer of prehistoric fun at Norwich Cathedral due to the visit of the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the Diplodocus now being moved to later in 2021. The iconic guest will take up residence in the Cathedral’s Nave, which is the eighth and final stop for the Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure exhibition that aims to inspire people of all ages to engage more with nature and explore the natural world on their doorsteps.

100 BRILLIANT things to do at the Norfolk coast

17 November 2020

You’re coming to the Norfolk coast and you haven’t done your research yet. Don’t despair. Let the Visit Norfolk team take you through all the best things to do while you’re here, so you don’t waste a moment. We’ve got spectacular beaches, wonderful walking and wildlife, iconic attractions and much, much more.

Norfolk's top secret beaches

12 November 2020

There are some fabulous beaches on Norfolk's 90+ miles of coast. Some attract thousands like Great Yarmouth, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cromer. And then there are some secret ones, where you can escape the crowds and enjoy beautiful stretches of sand almost on your own. But sssssh... don't tell anyone!

How to fit in as a local when you visit Norfolk

11 November 2020

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.

Film locations in Norfolk, UK

10 November 2020

Norfolk, UK, is no stranger to Hollywood. The north Norfolk coast, Holkham Hall and beach, Norwich Cathedral, Elm Hill and city centre, Blickling Hall, Heydon and King’s Lynn are among popular locations. Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love, Pierce Brosnan as 007, Keira Knightley as The Duchess, Natalie Portman, Jane Fonda, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Julie Christie have all filmed here. In 2019 Gorleston-on-Sea beach featured in Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis' film Yesterday with Lily James and in 2020 King's Lynn featured in Armando Iannucci's The Personal Life of David Copperfield.