Norfolk is located in the East of England; it is a beautiful rural idyll of quintessential English countryside. Being on the East coast in East Anglia it is part of the driest county in the UK. The Norfolk coast runs for nearly 100 miles. North and west Norfolk have some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, and North Norfolk is not on the way to anywhere! The landscape feels open, unfussy and in places it is a mesmerising wilderness. It is the perfect place to escape and recharge, whether on foot or by bicycle or travelling by the local coast hopper bus there is a lot to take in.
WHEN TO VISIT
In the summer days are long and warm and are ideal for planning time spent outdoors. Norfolk beaches are popular during July & August during the school holidays, however with so much open space they never seem crowded. September is quieter and the weather & sea is generally still warm enough for a swim.
In winter the towns and villages get into the Christmas spirit with Christmas markets, mince pie steam train rides and festive lights switch-on celebrations. Spring is mid-way between summer and winter, the countryside comes alive with bluebells and boxing hares and there are fewer people in the towns and villages. In May there is the lively Norfolk and Norwich Festival of arts & music. Along the North Norfolk coast there are often stately car boot sales and vintage fairs, the beaches have started warming up and often sunny and empty.
Here you can find some of the things the Norfolk area is known for:
NORFOLK COAST PATH & ANOB
The Norfolk Coast Path is 45 miles long and runs from Holme-next-the-sea in the west round to Cromer in the East. The majority of this runs through the dramatic landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The entire walk can be done in 3 days, although the Coast Hopper Bus helps by breaking the route into manageable chunks.
Norfolk is the go-to place for many birders in the UK with some of the finest nature reserves in the country and its unique position on the east coast, Norfolk is one of Britain’s top birdwatching destinations. The world renowned reserves include; Norfolk Wildlife Trust – Holme Dunes , Cley and Salthouse Marshes RSPB Titchwell Marsh & The best place to see these thousands of birds coming into roost is RSPB Snettisham nature reserve.
NORFOLK HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Norfolk is steeped in history going back millions of years with important archaeological sites dotted along the coast. Much evidence of Norfolk’s rich heritage can be seen at a number of Norfolk museums including Norwich Castle Museum or in the case of Sea Henge, artifacts are on display at the Lynn Museum in King’s Lynn. North Norfolk’s Deep History Coast is a 22 mile stretch of coast between Weybourne, East Runton and Cart Gap which has revealed the most spectacular finds.
Norfolk Museums Service
Credit Antony Kelly/Archant
FOOD & DRINK
With an extensive coastline and rich agricultural heritage Norfolk offers a broad choice of local produce available from independent delis, fishmongers local family butchers and farmers markets. Foods that Norfolk is famous for include Cromer Crabs, marsh samphire, mussels & oysters, Stiffkey cockles, Norfolk black turkeys, asparagus Mrs Temples cheeses, game and Norfolk breweries and vineyards
Visit website https://www.norfolkcoastaonb.org.uk/local-produce/
ARTS & CULTURE
Norfolk has a vibrant art scene with a wide range of arts and cultural venues from Blickling Estate and Cromer Pier to Wells Maltings and Sheringham Little Theatre. Norwich is quite an arty hub with the fantastic Norwich Festival happening every year, subject to pandemic’s! In Norwich you can find the Norwich Castle Museum and the stunning Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, a major national centre for the study and presentation of art.
Visit website : https://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/see-do/arts-and-culture/
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