A lively seaside town in Norfolk, Great Yarmouth makes for an action-packed day out and holiday destination. With its famous Pleasure Beach, amusements and attractions, there’s lots to keep the whole family busy. I’m sharing all the best things to do in Great Yarmouth, to help you get started with your trip planning.
Norfolk Towns & Villages
Nestled in a corner of West Norfolk is the historic port and market town of King’s Lynn. With a rich Hanseatic past, streets and squares lined with period architecture and bustling marketplaces and quays, King’s Lynn is a Norfolk town well worth visiting. This round-up of all the best things to do in King’s Lynn and the surrounding area of West Norfolk, plus recommendations for places to stay and where to eat, will help you plan the perfect King’s Lynn trip.
Hunstanton is a lively resort town in beautiful West Norfolk. Known locally as ‘sunny Hunny’, Hunstanton is one of Norfolk’s top seaside towns and makes a perfect base for a Norfolk holiday or day out. This round-up of all the best things to do in Hunstanton and the surrounding area plus recommendations for places to stay and where to eat will help you plan your next trip. Here are my top Hunstanton highlights.
Fakenham, the largest town in North Norfolk, is a traditional working market town located on the meandering River Wensum and close to the fabulous north Norfolk coastline. There’s plenty to do for visitors to Fakenham, making the town an ideal destination and local base for those looking to explore North and West Norfolk.
Downham Market, a busy town in West Norfolk, is steeped in history and charm. One of Norfolk’s oldest market towns, Downham lies on the edge of the starkly beautiful Fens and alongside the River Great Ouse. There’s plenty to do for visitors to Downham Market, making the town an ideal destination and local base for those looking to explore unspoiled West Norfolk.
Wymondham is a charming market town celebrated for its Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture, vibrant town centre, and a rich heritage dating back to its days as a centre for the trade of wool and fine wooden crafts. With its rural surroundings location on the picturesque River Tiffey, but close to Norwich, Wymondham makes a fantastic base for exploring Norfolk’s capital and the nearby Norfolk Broads.
Aylsham, a charming and historic market town, is situated along the River Bure in North Norfolk. With a rich history dating back to the Norman Conquest, this picturesque town boasts a thriving traditional market square, surrounded by handsome buildings that make for an interesting visit. There’s plenty to do for visitors to Aylsham, making the town an ideal destination and local base for those who seek history, culture, and natural beauty in Norfolk.
Norfolk, a county rich in history and natural beauty, is also home to a wealth of magnificent churches, each with its own unique charm and historical significance. Although I’m not religious, I love the sense of harmony and peace you find in churches, and enjoy admiring the craftsmanship and dedication that went into creating these remarkable structures. Come with me to see my favourite Norfolk churches!