Local Attractions in Norfolk
Visitors to Norfolk can enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching, boat trips and sightseeing picturesque villages decorated with attractive signs and thatched cottages or just relaxing on a beach! Norfolk is full of history, wildlife, quiet country lanes and the 150 miles of coast line!! Norfolk is a top holiday destination all year round.
Norwich offers restaurants, cinemas, parks and excellent city centre shopping, with the new Chapelfield Shopping Mall & the well established Castle Mall.
The Norfolk Broads is located on our doorstep with a wealth of activities and attraction check out
Norfolk has plenty of historic buildings and museums and has many National Trust sites such as stately homes and gardens as well as hundreds of hidden churches filled with history. There are the steam trains,wonderful Roman dug waterways and many many market towns. Of course there is the historical and beautiful City of Norwich close by to explore and shop.
- Norwich Castle: One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history. (6 miles)
- Bridewell Museum: Over the past 700 years The Bridewell has had a colourful and changing history. It has been a home to powerful merchants, a house of correction, a factory and a museum.(5 miles)
- City of Norwich Aviation Museum: Over a dozen complete aircraft are on display ranging from the tiny wooden Evans VP-2 all the way up to a huge Vulcan B.2 and the Nimrod MR2. (5.5 miles)
- Bure Valley Railway: Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge line runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, the 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads' with country stations serving the villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall. (2 miles)
- Hoveton Hall Gardens: Set at the edge of the Norfolk Broads, Hoveton Hall Gardens is a delightful 15 acre garden mixing both formal and informal planting across the seasons. (4.5 miles)
- Cow Tower: One of the earliest purpose-built artillery blockhouses in England, this brick tower was built in c.1398-9 to command a strategic point in Norwich's city defence. (5 miles)
- Blickling Hall, Garden and Park: A magnificent National Trust Jacobean house, with stunning gardens and parkland. (8 miles)
Food and Drinking
Norfolk has a fantastic range of places for eating and drinking with a huge range of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tea rooms all offering excellent food.
There is a large network of cycle routes and public highways to walk along. There are also lots of local golf courses and leisure centres, or you why not make a day and take a trip to the Cathedral then onto the theatre in Norwich.
Wroxham, the heart of Broadland, just 1.5 miles down the road, where you can access the Norfolk Broads and arrange a boat for the day.
- Wroxham Barns: Wroxham Barns is the 'must visit' for all the family - whatever your age. For stylish clothes, gifts for home and garden, Bill LeGrice Roses & Plant Centre, Junior Farm, Children's Funfair, 10 Craft Studios and an award winning restaurant.
- Sprowston Manor Golf Club: Sprowston Manor is an 18 hole par 72 championship golf course located just outside Norwich and is widely regarded as one of the best inland courses in Norfolk.
- Cromer Golf Club: This North Norfolk course was originally designed by Tom Morris, and with improvements over the years it is now widely regarded as one of the region's finest courses.
- Mundesley Golf Club: This north norfolk golf course was designed with the help of the legendary six times Open Champion Harry Vardon and offers a fair challenge to golfers of all handicaps.
- Riverside Norwich: The lively Norwich Riverside Entertainment buzzes with people enjoying the numerous restaurants, bars, gym, bowling, cinema and IMAX.
- Oasis sports and leisure club: Situated in nine acres of secluded gardens in Thorpe St. Andrew, the Oasis offers an escape from the day to day rigours of life and an opportunity to relax and unwind.
- Odeon Norwich: See the latest films in IMAX 3D or 2D at ODEON.
- Theatre Royal Norwich: Norwich Theatre Royal - East Anglia's Premier Theatre with a range of Dance, Family, Music, Musicals, Opera, Personalities, Drama and Standup Comedy events to suit all tastes and age ranges
- Puppet Theatre: Norwich Puppet Theatre is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre with original shows, activities, workshops and masterclasses for all ages.
- Sea Palling Beach: Sea Palling has a wonderful sandy beach, which has been awarded and retained the coveted Blue Flag award for several years.