My home county, Norfolk is one of my favourite places in the world. Blessed with breathtaking landscapes and packed with lots of interesting things to do and see. Let me persuade you to visit Norfolk by sharing the highlights and what I think makes this wonderful county so special.
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.
The beautiful county of Norfolk is home to some of the best dog-friendly beaches in the country. From the vast and empty beaches of North Norfolk to the bustling shores of the Sunrise Coast, there’s something for every type of dog and their owner. With two cockapoos to keep exercised, I’m familiar with Norfolk’s beaches and where best to take your dog, and in this post I’ll share information about beach restrictions and dog-friendly facilities for you and your furry friend.
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!
Escape rooms and virtual reality are two of the biggest gaming trends right now and are a great way to have a lot of fun with your family and friends, testing your skills and working together to solve puzzles and escape the room or win the game. I went to Vector VR Norwich and played in the pods and the escape room. But is this new craze really as good as they say and is Vector VR the right place for your Norfolk escape room outing?
A traditional afternoon tea in Norfolk’s historic capital of Norwich is a real treat – perfect for celebrations and special days, or to end a day of shopping in style.
Widely held to offer the best afternoon tea in Norwich, I treated myself to afternoon tea at The Assembly House, a Georgian boutique hotel in the heart of the city. But is The Assembly House themed afternoon tea as good as they say? Find out in my detailed review.
The North Norfolk Railway is one of Norfolk’s most popular heritage attractions and offers many ways of travelling on one of their fantastic steam trains from the seaside town of Sheringham to Holt. I decided to take a 5.5 mile steam journey on the Norfolk Fryer, the North Norfolk Railway’s fish and chip train to find out for myself whether the North Norfolk Railway is really as good as they say!
The star of Norfolk’s Deep History Coast, Happisburgh is a fascinating place to explore, with an ever-changing coastline and beach, icnoic buildings and a rich history spanning thousands of years. Don’t be out off by the stories of coastal erosion, there a surprising amount to see and do in Happisburgh and it is safe – you won’t be falling into the sea from the cliffs!