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The Seven Wonders of Norfolk UK

We’ve come up with seven iconic buildings in Norfolk that we think compare with the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World.

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral

Soaring high above its worshippers is Norwich’s Anglican Cathedral, just like the Statue of Zeus at Olympia.

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Cromer Pier

Cromer aerial Mike Page 2

Like the Great Pyramid of Ghiza, Cromer’s Victorian Pier represented the best of engineering at its time.

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Nelson Monument

Britannia Monument, Gt Yarmouth

It was winning a war and enjoying the spoils that inspired the people of Rhodes to build the mighty statue of Sun God Helios which became known as The Colossus of Rhodes. Likewise, Nelson’s Monument in Great Yarmouth.

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Norfolk Broads

Broads yachts aerial Mike Page

King Newbuchadnezzar II’s Hanging Gardens of Babylon from the 6th century BC looked natural, but they were man-made… just like the Norfolk Broads.

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Seahenge

King's Lynn Museum Seahenge display

The Mausoleum at Halicarnasasus, built in the mid-4th century for King Mausollos of Caria, in south-west Turkey, lasted for 16 centuries. Far outstripping that is Seahenge from north Norfolk.

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Wind turbines

The Lighthouse of Pharos, close to Alexandria in Egypt, was the one Wonder that had a practical use, as do our wind turbines… latterly to create energy, but long ago to help drain land for agriculture.

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Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall & Estate

The Temple of Artemis, Diana, at Ephesus in Turkey was said to be the most beautiful structure on earth and was built around 550BC in honour of the goddess of hunting and wild nature. Blickling Hall, famed for its architectural beauty, stands amid a landscape typical of the great hunting estates of England’s 18th and 19th century landed gentlemen.

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