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!
Things To Do
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!
What better food is there to eat by the Norfolk seaside? I love fish and chips, and when I’m away from Norfolk crave them on a regular basis! Whether you’re taking away to eat in the wrapper or you’re looking for eat-in fish and chip restaurants, we’ve got all the best fish and chip shops in Norfolk for you to enjoy!
Gorleston-on-Sea is an unspoiled and traditional bucket and spade seaside resort on the Norfolk coast, sandwiched between the Norfolk Broads, the river Yare, Great Yarmouth and the Suffolk border. Don’t bypass Gorleston for its larger and louder neighbours. Stop and soak up the ‘Oh we do like to be beside the seaside’ atmosphere, explore that fabulous sandy beach and enjoy the simplicity of spending time at the good old-fashioned Norfolk seaside.
In an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Norfolk coast, Brancaster beach is a vast stretch of soft golden sand. Sandwiched between Titchwell Marsh and Scolt Head Island, Brancaster beach is as wild and windswept as they come! My local’s guide to Brancaster beach has all the information you need to make the most of your Norfolk beach holiday, and enjoy this special place.
A charming and historic coastal village in North Norfolk, Blakeney is located within the within the Norfolk Coast AONB. There’s lots to do in Blakeney, from visiting the seal colony at Blakeny Point and discovering the otherworldly saltmarses and creeks, to spending time exploring the lively quay, where boat trips launch, hikers pass through and holidaymakers try their hand at crabbing, and this is my round-up of all the best things to do in Blakeney.
Wells-next-the-Sea beach is a beautiful award-winning sweeping sandy beach famous for its many colourful beach huts, miles of soft golden blue-flag sands and the dunes behind that are home to nesting shorebirds. If you’re lucky, you may see sunbathing seals at the water’s edge. My local’s guide to Wells-next-the-Sea beach has all the information you need to make the most of your trip and enjoy this unique place in Norfolk.
With some of the best landscapes in the UK along its glorious coastline and in the Broads, exploring Norfolk on a heritage steam train is a great way to see the county. I’ve got all the information you need about routes, timings and special events so you can book your next steam train journey in Norfolk and get the most from your special ride!