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How to… when you visit Norfolk

We’re all interested in experiential travel nowadays. It’s not enough to go on holiday… we’ve got to get down with the locals as well! Our ‘How to…’ film series shows you how to fit in when you visit Norfolk.

How to be a flaneur in Norwich

The best way to enjoy our City of Stories is on foot and by taking your time. Chill out, have a proper gander and drink it all in.

Best things to do in Norwich

How to get lost in the woods

The largest lowland pine forest in the UK is a great place to park and stride. Put on your walking boots and as you’re enjoying the lovely scenery you might come across off-road cyclists, runners orienteering, people on zip wires, and wildlife from birds to wild horses and deer.

Best things to do in Thetford Forest and the Brecks

How to hop

Norfolk has the best malting barley because it’s grown at height in salty sea frets, so it’s no surprise we’ve got more microbreweries than anywhere else in the country.

Barley, beer and microbreweries in Norfolk

How to be a pirate in the Norfolk Broads

The best way to see the Norfolk Broads is by boat but an even better way is to imagine you’re pirates on the High Seas looking for adventure… and treasure. Yaha, me hearties!

Best things to do in the Norfolk Broads

How to be a fisherman

With 90 miles of coast it’s no surprise we’re quite attached to the sea, whether it’s swimming in it or eating the food out of it, which includes fabulous Cromer crab, lobsters, mussels, oysters and Stewkey Blue cockles.

Best things to do in north Norfolk

How to go crabbing in Norfolk

How to rock’n’roll

Great Yarmouth’s the place to get yourself rocking and rolling, from eating the famous seaside candy sticks to taking a ride on the wooden Pleasure Beach rollercoaster… it doesn’t have an automatic brake. Eeeek!

Best things to do in Great Yarmouth

How to unlock a secret

Norfolk has a rich history, stretching all the way back to almost a million years ago when the first tourists to the country came to Norfolk. Yes, really! You can discover about that, and the Roman, Anglo Saxon, Viking and Norman invasions and lots more besides when you explore Norfolk’s brilliant museums like the one featured in our film, Gressenhall Workhouse and Farm.

Best museums when you visit Norfolk

Explore Norfolk’s Deep History Coast

How to be Queen of the Castle

We’ve got lots of castles to explore, like Castle Rising here in west Norfolk, built in the 12th century by the Normans. In the 14th century it became the luxurious exile-place of Queen Isabella, widow of Edward II.

Best things to do in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

Castles in Norfolk