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Avoid the rush... visit Norfolk in June

25 May 2018

There’s a reason that Norfolk gets busy in July and August – everyone wants to come here! And who can blame them? We have so much to do to suit all tastes, ages and pockets. But if you don’t have to think about school holidays, then June is a great time to visit Norfolk too.

Free entry and Red Arrows for Great Yarmouth Air Show 2018

25 May 2018

Britain’s newest air show and the biggest FREE event in the East of England in 2018 takes off on June 16-17 with Great Yarmouth pulling out all the stops with a stellar line-up of aerial attractions. Headlining the Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show are the Red Arrows who will put on their spectacular show on both days. Also taking to the skies are the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster, and the biplanes and triplanes of the Bremont Great War Display Team, performing dogfights over the sea, with the Golden Mile providing an estimated 175,000 visitors with a grandstand view.

Repton in Norfolk 200

25 May 2018

March 2018 marks the 200 year anniversary of the death of one of Britain’s greatest, and original Landscape Gardeners, Humphry Repton, who was responsible for Catton Park in Broadland and Sheringham Park in north Norfolk, now run by the National Trust.

The Paston Treasure at Norwich Castle

25 May 2018

The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World is a major new show at Norwich Castle, from 23 June until 23 September. The exhibition, organised in partnership with the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, brings together rare works of art featured in an enigmatic painting, which chronicles one of the greatest private art collections of seventeenth century England, amassed by generations of the Pastons, an influential, landowning Norfolk family.

Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall

22 May 2018

A series of new paintings by Damien Hirst entitled Colour Space can be seen in the State Rooms at Houghton Hall for the exhibition Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall from 25 March–15 July 2018. The exhibition includes a number of the artist’s most celebrated sculptures throughout the 18th-century house and gardens.

Great festivals throughout the year

22 May 2018

Norfolk has a huge range of festivals throughout the year, including the Norfolk & Norfolk Festival in May and Out There in September, plus arts, pirates, outdoors, literature, folk, farming and much more besides!

Norwich Castle: The Square Box on the Hill

18 May 2018

Standing atop the largest man-made mound in the country, Norwich Castle has dominated the City’s skyline ever since the 12th century; but what is the story of Norwich’s iconic and much-loved square box on the hill? An intriguing exhibition explores the history of Norwich’s iconic and much-loved ‘square box on the hill’, featuring never-before-seen archives and artefacts from Norwich Castle’s 900-year history.

Norfolk gardens top 10

16 May 2018

Norfolk has a huge collection of gardens, from small higgledy-piggledy cottage gardens to wonderfully relaxing water gardens and magnificent stately home gardens. You can't beat wandering around someone else's garden and enjoying the rewards of all their hard work!

Norfolk's 'Downton Abbeys'

16 May 2018

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.

Norfolk's top 10 foods

16 May 2018

Norfolk has some of the best fresh, seasonal produce you'll find anywhere, from Cromer crab to Brancaster mussels, artisan cheeses, and the best malting barley in the country, as well as an English whisky distillery. Of course, we're also renowned for our Norfolk black turkeys and this is the home of Colman's Mustard and Mint.