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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.

North coast road trip

12 January 2021

Let’s take a trip along the A149 coastal road, from Hunstanton to Cromer, that takes in the gently undulating landscape, pretty coastal villages, flint cottages and lots of welcoming pubs and restaurants… or to get closer still, follow the Norfolk Coast Path.

Winter wildlife in Norfolk

12 January 2021

Norfolk has some of the best wildlife in the county, and Winter is the best time to see some of it! Here David North of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust gives us the Top 10 wildlife spectacles to look out for during the Winter months...

10 reasons you must visit Norfolk!

11 January 2021

Norfolk is a diverse county with fantastic coast and different landscapes, visitor attractions and things to do. There's also plenty of events going on. With so much to do it's hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit, but this is our top 10.

Seven Natural Wonders of Norfolk

11 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.

Norfolk's American connections

8 January 2021

The historical connections between Norfolk and North America began in the 17th century, when a large number of migrants moved to the newly-created colonies. Norfolk was the county that provided the biggest percentage of known passengers on The Mayflower. It was also birthplace of Thomas Paine, the man whose work helped fuel the American War of Independence. And Pocahontas and John Rolfe were America's opening First Couple and the pairing that created the Special Relationship.

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

8 January 2021

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!