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Norfolk, Visitor & Tourism Guide

Coastline and National Park, AONB and Norwich
With its arc of coastline and country houses, its exceptional city and wonderful towns, Norfolk’s a classic UK holiday spot. Its National Park is unique in the UK, its coastal AONB competes with those of South West England and South Wales.

In the East of England and surrounded by the counties of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. To the north and east is the North Sea.

The Broads and the Norfolk Coast AONB
The Broads National Park is the UK’s largest protected wetland and pushes north and south of the Norfolk/Suffolk border. A ‘broad’ is a navigable river or lake. Designated a National Park in 1989, it attracts in the region of 6 million people a year.

The AONB stretches across most of the county's coast from the area just north of King's Lynn around to The Broads at Sea Palling and Horsey. Some of the beaches (see below) are magnificent.

Places in which to base yourself
Perhaps the best place to start is Norwich which markets itself as the most complete medieval city in the UK.

For towns, try King’s Lynn, Well-next-the-Sea, Sheringham, Cromer, Holt and Great Yarmouth. Inland, try Swaffham and Thetford. In The Broads, try Wroxham, Stalham, Brundall, Acle, Loddon, Beccles and Oulton Broad.

You’re spoilt for choice. Moving anti-clockwise from Great Yarmouth to King’s Lynn, try Great Yarmouth Beach, Mundesley, Overstrand and Cromer, Sheringham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham.

Country Houses and Windmills, Museums and Lighthouses
There are some extraordinary country houses here. Sandringham is perhaps Norfolk’s most famous estate but Holkham Hall is arguably its most impressive. Then there are Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Oxburgh Hall.

For museums, try Norwich Castle Museum, Cromer Museum, Lynn Museum, Bygones at Holkham Hall, Merrivale Model Village, The Museum of the Broads and Swaffham Museum.

Last, Norfolk is famous for its windmills and lighthouses so take some time to explore them.

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Norwich Castle

Located in Norwich, Norfolk, East of England, England

Less than a mile away.

Begun in 1067 shortly after the Battle of Hastings. Norwich Castle has subsequently been used as a jail and then a museum. Today, visitors see the keep that has been extensively restored, most notably in the nineteenth c...

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Norwich Cathedral

Located in Norwich, Norfolk, East of England, England

Less than a mile away.

Second tallest spire in England (behind that of Salisbury Cathedral). Built in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Predominantly Norman in style. With Ely and Salisbury, Norwich is one of three cathedrals in the UK not t...

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Blickling House, Norfolk

Located in Norfolk, East of England, England

Approximately 12.9 miles away.

Located north of Aylsham in Norfolk, East of England, England. Blickling Hall was built between 1616 and 1627. This magnificent Jacobean House was designed by the same architect who designed Hatfield House in Hertfordshi...

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St Giles House, Norwich
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 23; Rates: £130 - £1,301 Per Night

Now under new ownership, this luxurious 4-star boutique hotel offers charming, individually designed accommodation in a fabulously restored Baroque building in the heart of the city of Norwich...

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Georgian House Hotel, Norwich
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 30; Rates: £20 - £165 Per Night

A jewel in the heart of Norwich city centre, the Georgian House Hotel is a contemporary, stylish hotel set in an elegant Georgian building The hotel retains many original features whilst incorporating a unique modern sty...

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Cathedral Apartments, Norwich
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 3; Rates: £55 - £60 Per Night

In the heart of Norwich, Cathedral Apartments offer comfortable, good value accommodation Norwich city centre is nearby and the rail station is a 5-minute drive away Each 1-bedroom apartment features a cosy seating area...

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