Norfolk provides such a rural idyll that it’s hard to feel anything other than relaxed when visiting this charming county. With its diversity of scenery from the fens to the broads and with coastline aplenty there are beautiful vistas wherever you look.
Such charming scenery also boasts charming towns and villages, whether on the coast or in the countryside. It also has some rather grand places to boot, Holkham Hall and the Royal residence of Sandringham to name but a few.
A holiday in Norfolk is sure to offer you the opportunity to escape it all and leave you well and truly recuperated before heading home.
Norfolk is a truly excellent location whether you want a fun, interesting or relaxing family holiday. In fact why not have all three!
The landscape is diverse and there is a wealth of natural wonders to explore, yet with it being relatively flat it is an excellent location for walking and cycling for families and this is a healthy and fun way of exploring. There are several unique landscapes to discover in Norfolk; the coast, fens, Broads and the Brecks, as well as a multitude of historic villages and towns amongst it all.
The Norfolk coastline is truly breath-taking; from Hunstanton in the north west with its majestic cliffs, to Brancaster Bay with its huge swathes of sand and magnificent skies making it worth hanging around for sunset. Then there are the wonderful seaside resorts too; head to pretty Cromer, where its famous crab surely has to be on the menu, and of course there’s the fun family resort of Great Yarmouth with amusements and activities aplenty. The coast hosts plenty of nature and is particularly well known for its bird-life, so for any budding naturalist it has to be the perfect location. In particular there’s Holkham National Nature Reserve with its pinewoods, dunes and saltmarsh. You can take a boat trip out to see the seals and visit the Sea Life Centre Sanctuary at Hunstanton. If you prefer to get more active and try out something new then why not have a go at windsurfing, land-boarding, sailing or water-skiing, it’s all on offer on the Norfolk coast.
Even inland there’s plenty of fun to be had splashing around. The Norfolk Broads are a truly unique network of rivers and lakes and are easily explored by boat, or you could take to two wheels and see the sites on your bikes. In the countryside too, there are some lovely villages and market towns worth a visit and you can also be sure you’re never too far from a good pub! A particular highlight includes Wymondham in the south of the county; this beautiful ancient town also has a Benedictine Abbey and is a great place to explore some history. And if it’s history you’re after then visit King’s Lynn and Norwich. King’s Lynn with its stunning quayside, minster and medieval old town just oozes maritime history and will certainly keep you well occupied. Norwich is the only city in the county and offers some great shopping opportunities in some truly individual shops. Another ancient town is Thetford and with its nearby forest it offers more fun and activities for all the family. With cycle hire, walks and tree top adventures with Go Ape there’s a lot of outdoor fun on offer!