11+ reasons to visit Norfolk this summer

Norfolk is one of the most diverse counties in England, with everything from its beautiful coastline, to the stunning Norfolk Broads, and the lavender carpeted countryside in between, you can have the best of all worlds when you visit. Below are our top 11 reasons to visit Norfolk this summer – Can we tempt you away?

1. The windmills
Nowhere else in the UK can you see windmills like you can in Norfolk. Scattered across the Norfolk Broads and in all shapes and sizes you won’t see the same type twice!

2. All sorts of transport
Travel up the reed-lined canals in your own long boat for the day, jump on the small-gauge steam train and travel along the northern coastline, or cycle the woodland paths and trails – they are some of the flattest in the UK.

3. Seaside resorts coming out your ears!
From Great Yarmouth, to Hunstanton and all in between. You won’t be short of a fish and chip shop or two!

4. Seals galore
Head to Blakeney Point to see the largest seal haul out – plus enjoy the beach and beautiful coastal walks while you’re in the area. Take a boat tour from Blakeney village.

5. …and birds
Cley Marshes is one of the UKs best bird watching spots. The reserve attracts water birds all year around so there’s always something to spot!

6. Time to play
BeWILDerwood is an award-winning family adventure park in Norfolk. So, all ages can be kept entertained on your trip.

7. A city to adore
Norwich will satisfy anyone missing a bit of city life. With heaps of architecture, opportunities for shopping, and lots of tea rooms for a cuppa too. Plus, the castle is worth a visit.

8. Chocolate lovers will rejoice
With more than one popular chocolatier in the county your sweet tooth will be well and truly satisfied during your trip.

9. Big sky county
From the 180 degree views of The Fens to the endless skyline in the Broads you won’t miss the city skyline anytime soon.

10. Castles, castles and yep you guessed it…
You can’t count on one hand the number of castles in Norfolk, coupled in with stately homes, and estates and gardens if you crave culture there’s plenty to see! The most famous stately home is Sandringham, where HRH Elizabeth II lives, in the east of the county best known for its lavender farms.

11. Keep busy at Thetford Forest
Whether you want to try out some archery, explore the forest while geocaching, take to the waterways in a canoe, walk, cycle or run the paths or learn to ride a horse, there’s something for all!

12. And if Norfolk isn’t enough…
On your doorstep you’ll find Suffolk has loads to see and do and London is just a couple of hours away!

Posted by Emma on 3rd May 2017