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Experience Norfolk - 20 inspirational ideas for 2020

21 January 2020

Brighter, longer days might seem a way off when we’re in the festive period, but what better time to start thinking about new memories to make than now. That’s why we want you to Experience Norfolk! Here are 20 amazing experiences you could have in Norfolk in 2020. Some are time specific, others can be enjoyed most of the year, but all are perfect for putting images on your Instagram account.

Amazing things to do when you Spring Into Norfolk!

20 January 2020

What's that in the Norfolk sky? It's the sun... and it's time for everything to spring back to life, including the countryside and coast, the attractions are all opening again, and you can even feed the new-born lambs. Time to Spring into Norfolk!

Film locations in Norfolk, UK

20 January 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. And in 2019 Gorleston-on-Sea beach features in Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis' new film Yesterday with Lily James.

Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair Returns for 2020

20 January 2020

A nature and wildlife event which celebrates Norfolk as ‘the birdwatching capital of Britain’ is returning to the county on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May 2020. The Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair was first held in 2019, attracting over 2,000 bird watchers and nature lovers from all over the country. The event, sponsored by local optics business Cley Spy, in Glandford, and London Camera Exchange, in Norwich, will return to north Norfolk and feature new product launches, expert speakers, guided walks and demonstrations.

Come and discover unique Norfolk

18 January 2020

We know we like to say that There’s Nowhere Like Norfolk, but we really mean it! And just to prove our point we’ve come up with thirteen absolutely unique things about our wonderful county. Why not come and see and experience them for yourselves…

Help protect Norfolk’s wonderful sand dunes

10 January 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.

100 BRILLIANT things to do at the Norfolk coast

8 January 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.

Spring wildlife in Norfolk

8 January 2020

Spring is the time when Norfolk bounces back to life, and the county's fauna and flora does the same. Here David North of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust gives us the Top 10 natural spectacles to look out for during the Spring months...

Seven Natural Wonders - Flint

7 January 2020

Flint is an inescapable and indelible part of Norfolk’s history and landscape. Found naturally in chalk, with layers in various shapes and sizes, flint is almost pure silica, but any impurities give different colours: brown field flints eroded from the chalk around Fakenham; black flint around Thetford and Swaffham; chalk-covered grey flints north of North Walsham; light grey around Holt; rounded beach flints near Wells-next-the-Sea, Sheringham and Cromer.

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

7 January 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!

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