A selection of interesting places to visit in the Norfolk area
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Standing in the heart of Norfolk's undulating fields, Bircham Windmill now looks as it did over 100 years ago. At that time over 300 mills ground corn for horse and cattle feed and bread-making in Norfolk.
Situated a stone’s throw away from the glorious North Norfolk coastline with its many stunning beaches, renowned restaurants and hotel, it is the perfect place to shop, dine or simply revel in being part of the traditional village atmosphere.
You can experience the art of glassmaking, sample some local produce in the coffee shop or just browse round the newly stocked factory showroom full of fine glass and other handmade gifts.
Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 ad, is amongst the finest surviving examples and the oldest of its kind anywhere in the country.
One of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England, the foundation of Castle Acre Priory in about 1090 sprang directly from a visit by William de Warenne II and his wife Gundrada to the great French monastery of Cluny.
A premier birdwatching site. The brand new visitor centre incorporates an observation area, including a remote controllable wildlife camera. Four hides (with excellent wheelchair access) provide bird watching within metres of the pools where the birds congregate.
Holkham Hall is an eighteenth-century country house and one of England's finest examples of the Palladian revival style of architecture, constructed for Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester.
Houghton Hall is the centre of a thriving estate, reflecting the ups and downs of nearly 300 years of history, while still dominated by the ebullient personality, energy and taste of Sir Robert Walpole.
King's Lynn is a historic market town and port. It is known as the birthplace of Captain George Vancouver. It is also the place of the first school attended by Diana, Princess of Wales.
Langham Glass welcomes many thousands of visitors every year who come to witness the ancient craft of glass making - a craft that has changed little in the past three hundred years.
Caley Mill, the headquarters of Norfolk Lavender, was originally a water mill for grinding corn. Now set in its garden of lavender, roses and herbs, it has become a distinctive Norfolk landmark.
The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty.
The Peddars Way is a long distance footpath, 46 miles long and follows the route of a Roman road. It links with the Norfolk Coast Path at Holme-next-the-Sea and is one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales.
Pensthorpe is great for families exploring nature and stunning for garden lovers admiring the gardens designed by Chelsea gold-medallists. Perfect for nature lovers strolling the beautiful wildlife trails and wonderful for bird watchers.
The Princess Theatre stands overlooking the green in Hunstanton. A 472 seat venue dubbed as one of the friendliest theatres in the country by artists who have performed there.
Enjoy one of the country's greatest wildlife spectacles at Snettisham, when especially high tides force thousands upon thousands of birds to leave the mudflats where they feed, and settle close to the hides overlooking the lagoons.
Titchwell Marsh is one of the RSPB’s most visited reserves. It has something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned birdwatchers on the lookout for a rarity.
The country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen. The house is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 20,000-acre Sandringham Estate. The Country Park is open to the public free of charge every day.
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve was created to protect the special habitat in Wensum Valley. It includes the valley's only example of saw sedge wetland, a priority habitat for preservation. Wildlife includes marsh harriers, water rails, kingfishers and barn owls.
See otters, penguins and more than 30 permanent displays showcasing the rich diversity of life under the waves. Provides a safe haven for more than 30 sick or injured seal pups which are annually cared for at the Sanctuary.
Snettisham Park is a 'Farm Park' where adults and children can safely visit a real working farm. The unique 45 minute Deer Safari allows visitors close proximity to the Park's Red Deer Herd.
The Thursford museum in the tranquil setting of a small Norfolk village takes you back to a traditional old-fashioned fairground where majestic engines sit next to carousel rides.
Visit Welney Wetland Centre to discover this important nature reserve and the land around it. With its amazing eco-friendly features, the new visitor centre is a flagship of sustainable living.