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Get ahead of the crowd... book your 2019 holiday in Norfolk

Now's the time to plan your 2019 trip to Norfolk! There are so many great reasons to visit, and if you book now you're gauranteed to get the accommodation of your dreams! Plus there's so many great festivals to enjoy and family fun to be had...

Not only does Norfolk have fabulous coast and countryside, wonderful food and drink, brilliant visitor attractions, Downton Abbeys and castles, but it also has so many festivals and events that you'll never be short of exciting things to do.

Norfolk is not only the perfect destination for your 2019 holiday, it’s also got the perfect accommodation, from quaint cottages to stunning barn conversions.

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New for 2019

Explore your inner Scandinavian pirate with Viking: Rediscover The Legend. A British Museum and York Museums Trust Partnership Exhibition, it's at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery until 8 September 2019.


Where to go in Norfolk


Broads: wonderful waterways and wildlife

The unique, man-made Norfolk Broads, 125 miles of navigable rivers, are the only National Park with a city in it

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile

Great Yarmouth: one of the UK's top seaside resorts

The Golden Mile of amusements, rides, attractions and entertainment, and 15 miles of pristine sandy beaches

Beach huts at Wells-next-the-Sea

North Norfolk: beautiful beaches, cliffs and tidal saltmarshes

Brilliant birdwatching, take a boat trip to see the seals, enormous sands, quaint coastal villages and seaside towns

Burgh St Peter

South Norfolk: charming countryside and market towns to explore

Southern Broads and Waveney Valley, quaint market towns, beautiful countryside in which to cycle and walk

Hunstanton cliffs

West Norfolk: maritime heritage, home to the Royal family

Hanseatic history of King's Lynn, Sandringham estate, Hunstanton resort, brilliant birdwatching in the Wash, coast and countryside walking... did we mention it's home to the Royal family?
Cycling in Thetford Forest

Brecks: countryside, outdoor activities and the best climate in the UK

Unique micro-climate, Deal Rows and Pingos, Neolithic flint mines, explore Thetford Forest on bike or foot, charming market towns

Highlights of Norfolk, UK

June: The longest days... for the beach

North Norfolk Railway - The Poppy Line

The longest days let you stay on the beach all day and eat al fresco in the evening. There’s also the two-day Royal Norfolk Show to look forward to, one of the largest county shows in the country. Look out for fields of poppies while you ride the North Norfolk Steam Railway from Sheringham, and listen out for booming bitterns in the Broads, 125 miles of navigable waterways (that’s more than Amsterdam and Venice!).

New for 2019...

The Great British Cycling Festival will be coming to Norfolk for the first time this month. Not only will the county be hosting the 2019 HSBC UK National Road Championships, you will be given the chance to ride in the shadows of those elites, riding for the British title with a truly beautiful and exciting 100-mile non-competitive closed road sportive, the National Championships Century.

Cycling in Norfolk

Things to do in Norfolk

Sandcastles on the beach at Great Yarmouth

Your essential Visit Norfolk Bucket List

Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea beaches

Top 10 beaches in Norfolk

Grey seal pup

Where to see the seals

Blakeney Point

A-Z of our super seaside

Hunstanton cliffs

21 great sights of Norfolk

Blickling Proms

What's on in Norfolk

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Norfolk's top 10 brilliant museums

Blickling at night

Discover our Downton Abbeys

Norfolk chalk reef by Rob Spray

Seven amazing Natural Wonders of Norfolk

Wildlife on the Wash

Where to bird watch in Norfolk

Great Yarmouth Pleasurebeach rollercoaster

Norfolk's family-friendly attractions

Coast & seaside

21 reasons to love Norfolk!

Walking in west Norfolk

Walking routes and trails in Norfolk

Natural Norfolk Broads

Seven Wonders of Norfolk

Happisburgh on the Deep History Coast

Norfolk's Deep History Coast

July: Festivals galore

Family on the Broads

Traditionally it’s the warmest month of the year and don’t forget that Norfolk is the combined sunniest-driest place in the country. Take a boat out on the Broads, and discover St Benet’s Abbey, celebrating its 1000th anniversary, or go to the southern Broads where it’s quieter and see if you can spot an otter or two! Culture vultures should look out for the King’s Lynn Festival and the poppier Festival Too and the literary and music-oriented Holt Festival.

Great sights of Norfolk, UK

August: We do like to be beside the seaside


And now’s the time to be beside the sea! Norfolk has 90 miles of stunning seashore (93 when the tide’s out) and there’s so much to see and do. We’ve the best east coast resort at Great Yarmouth, with its Golden Mile of fun, and Cromer and Hunstanton are great for families too with lots of attractions and shows including the Cromer Pier Summer Show – the last end of pier show in the world! There are secret beaches where you can be (almost) alone, dog-friendly beaches, nature reserves to spot wildlife and our tidal salt marshes offer some of the best seafood you’re likely to find. Oh, and don't miss Carnival Weeks in Wells-next-the-Sea, Cromer and Sheringham plus Gorleston-on-Sea Clifftop Festival.

What's On

Norfolk beaches

September: it's still warm in Norfolk!

Maritime Festival

The school hols are over and it’s a little quieter – but the weather’s still great! This is the perfect time to get out on your bikes or pull on your walking boots and explore Norfolk. Whether it’s the completed Coastal Path, the old Roman Peddar’s Way or gentle perambulations by Broads and rivers, Norfolk is criss-crossed with hundreds of miles of short and long distance walks and cycle paths. Don’t miss the Maritime and Out There Festivals in Great Yarmouth, the 1940s Weekend at Sheringham and Holt with the North Norfolk Railways or the North Norfolk Food Festival at Holkham.

Walking in Norfolk

October: explore the wild Brecks


Autumn’s here, there’s the crunch of leaves underfoot, a nip in the air and the woods and forests are a beautiful orange hew. This is the time to explore the Brecks, see rutting deer and wild horses, explore unique heathland and Thetford Forest, discover Grime’s Graves, Oxborough Hall and what Pingos are! And it’s not too late to visit Sandringham, the Royal Family’s private home, before it closes to prepare for The Queen coming home for Christmas. Oh, and there's many more Downton Abbeys too... Blickling, Felbrigg, Holkham...

Downton Abbeys in Norfolk