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Explore Norfolk to enjoy some of the finest stately homes that England has to offer, all against a landscape of lakes and rivers. You’ll find space in Norfolk, and lots of it. Master a barge on the Norfolk Broads, a labyrinthine network of lakes and rivers, or walk through fenlands rife and beaches teeming with wildlife. Looking out over these expanses of English countryside are stately homes fit for queens. We’re talking both the Queen’s royal retreat, and those on the big screen whether it’s Shakespeare in Love or The Duchess. Fun-lovers should head to Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile for traditional British seaside classics; pleasure piers, arcades, and putting greens aplenty.

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About norfolk

What’s your view of Norfolk, the bit on the mid-Eastern coast of the United Kingdom that bulges out into the North Sea? You probably know it’s where the Norfolk Broads are… you possibly remember the reference in David Bowie’s Life on Mars? It’s where The Queen holidays over Christmas and where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a home with their children. It has a city where Alan Partridge has a radio show. You probably know it’s where England’s greatest naval hero was born. If you believe Noel Coward, it’s ‘very flat’.

It’s all of those things, except the last one. Anyone shopping in Norwich, cycling in south Norfolk or walking along the Norfolk Coast Path at Beeston Regis will testify that it undulates quite nicely, thank you.

It’s very much a place apart from the rest of the country; it’s a place you don’t go through to get anywhere else; and yet it’s also a place that’s only 90 minutes away from many urban centres, including London. With a fully-dualled A11, meaning uninterrupted two and three land road from pretty much anywhere in the country all the way to Norwich, it’s never been easier to Visit Norfolk!

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Cycle Through Time

We're not sure if Robert Lyminge, the man who designed Blickling Hall, Norfolk's most elegant Jacobean house, had two wheels in mind when he came up with his masterpiece, but there is no better way to see this stunning estate than by bike.

Explore The Broads' nature reserves on board the Electric Eel

This Edwardian-style electric boat's gentle pace is perfect for infiltrating the country's largest protected wetlands in silent, environmentally friendly style. As the Eel takes you through the dykes of the How Hill Nature Reserve, you'll have full opportunity to soak up the impressive marshland scenery and spot the area's rare wildlife.

Find each of the Norwich 12

Skip to content Norwich, Norfolk The Norwich 12 is an exciting collection of historically and architecturally rich buildings spanning 1,000 years of history in Norwich. Norwich provides a historic city break with an abundance of inspirational sightseeing and a wealth of green open spaces to soak up the sun and relax.


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Places to Visit in Broads

Great itinerary ideas for the best days out in Greater Yarmouth whatever the weather

Great itinerary ideas for the best days out in Greater Yarmouth whatever the weather and whatever you and your family feel like doing in the area

Norfolk's top 10 beaches

Visit some of the best beaches Norfolk, including Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton.

Discover one of Norfolk's hidden market towns

Skip to content Norwich, Norfolk Pull on your walking boots and get to know Loddon, a charming riverside town just 10 miles from Norwich. Seasoned walkers can tackle the hefty 35 mile Wherryman's Way which follows the course of the river Yare to Great Yarmouth.

Visit South Norfolk and Waveney Valley

Running along the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, linking the Brecks to the Broads, the Waveney Valley is an unspoilt haven of wildlife, idyllic villages and unique market towns. Characterised by its meandering river, rolling countryside and wide skies, and with acres of natural habitat, the peaceful and picturesque landscape presents a wonderful opportunity for sightseeing, walking, cycling, canoeing and many other leisure activities.

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