Things to do in Norfolk

by | Jan 16, 2020 | Things to do

Norfolk is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and unplug from the business of everyday life. Enjoy over 45 miles of protected coastline, beautiful and diverse countryside, forest, marshes and heathland, unique market towns, nature reserves, national parks, historical houses and wonderful wildlife. 

The north Norfolk coastline was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1968 ensuring the protection and preservation of this stunning landscape. It actually covers over 170 square miles of coastal and agricultural land from The Wash in the west through coastal marshes and cliffs to the sand dunes at Winterton in the east.

North Norfolk is well known for its regional produce and local specialities. There are plenty of excellent and award winning place to eat out showing off the best of Norfolk food. From fresh asparagus and samphire to the famous Cromer crab and local gin there is plenty to explore and enjoy when it comes to food and drink.

Norfolk is also home to the Broads National Park. The man-made broads are made up of 125 miles of waterways home to a wide range of plants and animals. The broads were created when medieval peat excavations began to flood. The waterways and surrounding areas are distinctly beautiful and attracted birdwatchers, anglers, artists, sailors, as well as boating amateurs. Waterway to have a good time! 

For all the things that Norfolk has to offer, part of what makes it special is what it lacks. Norfolk is the perfect place to rediscover the night sky. With large areas being unaffected by light pollution the big skies above come alive at night. Many towns, like the Georgian market town of Holt, lack big name brands but are rather made up of independent and boutique shops, cafés, and restaurants. 

From birds and seals to fields of poppies and woods of bluebells, sandy beaches and marshes to ancient woodlands and big open skies Norfolk is a place where gorgeous countryside seamlessly merges with incredible coastlines… and it really is quite special. 

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