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Blakeney Point

Your New Year Resolution? To Visit Norfolk of course!

It’s the New Year and a time to make resolutions. So we thought we’d offer some suggestions about things you might want to resolve to do when you visit Norfolk. They’re reason enough to plan a trip…

See the seals

Cute baby seal

Visit the country’s largest seal colony at Blakeney Point. You can walk along the 4-mile shingle spit from Cley-next-the-Sea or take a relaxing boat ride from Morston Quay.

See the seals

Explore the Brecks

Deal row

Breckland in the west of the county has the best overall climate in the country… yes, really! Enjoy relaxing walks in wild landscapes, through the magnificent Thetford Forest and explore Pingos and Neolithic flint works.

Explore the Brecks

Experience our Deep History Coast

Happisburgh lighthouse

You can walk in the footsteps of the first known humans to come to the UK when you’re on the beach at Happisburgh. This is the Deep History Coast, where the world’s largest and best-preserved mammoth skeleton was found. Oh, and the prehistoric version of the Swiss Army Knife!

Deep History Coast 

Best birdwatching in the UK

Pink Footed Geese

We reckon Norfolk has the best birdwatching in the country, borne out by our brilliant Premier League wildlife reserves such as Cley-next-the-Sea, Snettisham and Titchwell.

Birdwatching in Norfolk

Visit the Royals' private home

Sandringham

Norfolk has the private home of the Royal Family, at Sandringham. We say private, it’s actually open to the public when The Queen’s not in residence, so you can see where Meghan Markle enjoyed Christmas with her soon-to-be in-laws and husband Prince Harry.

Sandringham

Head out on the Broads

Horsey at sunset

The unique Norfolk Broads has over 125 miles of navigable waterways – that’s more than Amsterdam or Venice has! And most of them are man-made. Who knew?! Yes, they’re actually the result of medieval peat diggings. They’re also the UK’s newest National Park, and the only National Park with a city in it.

Explore the Broads

Enter our Downton Abbeys

Holkham Hall

We have more ‘Downton Abbeys’ than you can shake a stick at, including the wonderfully Palladian Holkham Hall, Blickling Hall where you might want to hunt out the unique pyramid mausoleum, and Houghton Hall, where you can enjoy the miniature battlefields as well as contemporary art.

Norfolk stately homes

Join the festival!

Blickling Proms

Norfolk is a county of festivals. The annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival, spread across two weeks in May, is the country’s oldest arts festival and still one of the largest. On the coast you’ll find the Crab and Lobster Festival in Cromer and Sheringham and Maritime Festival in Great Yarmouth. Also in Great Yarmouth, in June, there’s going to be an amazing two-day Air Show. Make sure you book your stay well in advance.

Festivals in Norfolk

Take a trip to Norwich

Norwich market and castle

Our Fine City of Norwich is the country’s best-preserved medieval settlement, with a superb Norman cathedral and imposing castle. But it’s not set in aspic, oh no! There’s brilliant shopping with two malls, five department stores and fab independent stores in The Lanes, plus great dining options, the largest covered permanent market in northern Europe, nightlife and culture.

Explore Norwich

Over 90 miles of stunning coast

Beach huts at Wells-next-the-Sea

Oh, and we have over 90 miles of stunning coastline, with vertiginous cliffs to walk along, pristine sandy beaches, and tidal saltmarshes and creeks which provide sumptuous shellfish.

Norfolk's coast

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