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Best things to do in Norfolk in Summer 2021

25 January 2021

It's been a terrible 2020 and we're all hoping it's going to be a better 2021. Hopefully, the roll-out of vaccines will mean we can start thinking about taking a Summer holiday. When it's safe, Norfolk will be ready to welcome everyone to enjoy our fabulous family-friendly attractions, our superb hospitality, our beautiful coast and countryside.

Norfolk's top 10 beaches

25 January 2021

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!

Norfolk's top secret beaches

25 January 2021

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!

Seven Natural Wonders of Norfolk

25 January 2021

The best-protected chalk river in Europe, the highest point in East Anglia, the longest chalk reef in the world, the largest seal colony in England, the last land link between the UK and the Continent, one of the first industrial centres in Europe and the warmest, driest area in the country... these are the seven natural wonders of Norfolk.

The best Norfolk beaches for dogs

25 January 2021

Dogs and responsible owners are welcome on many Norfolk beaches year-round. In fact, on these beaches you’ll look positively under-dressed if you don’t have a canine friend! Check time tides as well, because many of these beaches are best at low tide.

Norfolk's top quirky events

18 January 2021

Don’t believe what they say about ‘Normal for Norfolk’ - our county has its quirky side too, including Greasy Poles, World Snail Racing, Lobster Potties, fairies, the world’s last end of pier theatre, and the invention of Jack Valentine…

Norfolk's 'Downton Abbeys'

15 January 2021

Norfolk’s history of wealthy landowners means a legacy of magnificent stately homes that are open to the public. Our very own Downton Abbeys include Sandringham, the Royal family’s country retreat, Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, the home of Britain’s first Prime Minister, and the National Trust owned Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Oxburgh Hall.

Normans in Norfolk top 10

13 January 2021

Before The Friendly Invasion of the United States Air Force in 1942, the biggest landscape and cultural impact in Norfolk’s history was the arrival of the all-Conquering Normans. And what they’ve left behind, a thousand years on, is a rich heritage of monuments to their ecclesiastical piety and military prowess.

Romans, Boudicca and Iceni in Norfolk

13 January 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.

East coast road trip

12 January 2021

From the Norfolk-Suffolk border at Hopton-on-Sea, with the exception of the harbour’s mouth between Gorleston-on-Sea and Great Yarmouth, there is an unbroken stretch of fabulous sandy beach all the way up to north Norfolk. Enjoy a relaxing road trip on the B1159 to Cromer.

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