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Norfolk attractions named among region's most popular in new survey

Some of Norfolk’s favourite attractions are in the top most-visited venues in the East of England, according to new figures. These include Norwich Castle, Blickling Hall, Oxburgh Hall and Felbrigg Hall.

Data published by VisitEngland shows that visitor numbers to Oxburgh Hall in 2017 rose by more than 25 per cent to 109,000.

The total makes the hall, which is owned by the National Trust, the 16th most visited paid-for attraction in the East of England.

Blickling Hall - Andrew Butler

Other National Trust properties Felbrigg Hall, Garden and Park and Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park came in at 18th and 12th respectively.

Felbrigg attracted 101,465 visitors and Blickling 188,962.

Topping the Norfolk paid-for attractions is Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery at number 11, having seen a 6.4% increase in visitors in 2017 to 223,065.

Four Norfolk sites featured in the top 20 most-visited free attractions.

The RSPB Titchwell Marsh nature reserve is ninth in the list with just over 78,000 visitors in 2017, up 2.8 per cent on the previous year.

Creake Abbey is twelth with 60,000 visitors, Redwings Caldecott at 16 with 30,739 visitors and Redwings Aylsham at 20 with 16,802 visitors.

Felbrigg Hall - Justin Minns