Local Attractions

 

Holkham Stately Home

Holkham Hall is privately owned and a lived-in family home. As well as Viscount Coke and his family, two other families live here throughout the year and although the house is closed to the public in the winter, it is never empty or idle. Its library, statues, paintings and furniture are a major source for academic research. Holkham has loaned paintings, furniture and manuscripts to galleries and museums in Italy, Germany, England, Japan and America.

The Hall is a member of the Treasure Houses group which consists of ten of the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles in England today. Each has its own unique charm and all combine together to give a fascinating insight into life in England over the centuries.

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The North Norfolk Railway
(The Poppy Line)

The North Norfolk Railway offers far more than just a train ride, experience yesterday tomorrow with a day out travelling through some of Norfolk’s stunning coastal countryside.

The railway operates both steam and diesel trains, see the timetable for dates and times, and make a day of it with our great value rover ticket!

There’s lots of other things as well as the train ride, including meals aboard The North Norfolkman, education days, numerous special events throughout the year. Click here for more. This is all helped by our supporting charity, The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society.

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Visit Norfolk
(Norfolk Tourism Site)

The Broads is Britain's magical waterland, a uniquely beautiful environment shaped by people working hand in hand with nature over thousands of years. The Broads offers visitors an experience unlike any other, both on its rivers and lakes - "The Broads" - and alongside them, on peaceful paths and cycleways and in the unspoiled villages and market towns that make up the tapestry of this fantastic area.

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Sheringham Country Park

Wander through Sheringham Park and you'll discover why it became the personal favourite of its designer, Humphry Repton. You can still see Repton's 'Red Book' showing his designs for the Park.
Famous for its vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, the last owner, Tom Upcher, would hold rhododendron champagne parties in the 1950s to show them off. Ladies would arrive in their fine gowns, some wearing Wellington boots to walk down the main carriageway, sipping champagne and admiring the colours.

Today, you can climb to the top of the towers to experience breathtaking views of this beautiful landscape.

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Felbrigg Hall

Truly a hidden gem, the Hall is a place of surprises and delights, a mixture of opulence and homeliness where each room has something to feed the imagination.

Outside, the decorative and productive walled garden is a gardener's delight, providing fruit and vegetables for the restaurant, flowers for the hall and inspiration.

The rolling landscape park with a lake, 211 hectares (520 acres) of woods and waymarked trails is a great place to explore the nature and wildlife on this bountiful estate.

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Pensthorpe Nature Reserve

Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, in the beautiful and tranquil Wensum Valley, Pensthorpe is an award-winning mix of meandering nature trails and beguiling woodland walks, and a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation. As one of the leading Norfolk attractions, it's a brilliant place to visit, with beautiful gardens and spectacular wildlife.

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Blickling Hall

Blickling has been at the heart of this north Norfolk community since the sixteenth century. One of the most imposing and complete country estates in Norfolk, it offers you a glimpse into the lives of those who lived and worked above and below stairs.

The estate is a treasure trove of romantic buildings, beautiful gardens and landscaped park. See the stunning parterre created by socialite Norah Lindsay in the 1930s, or find peace and solitude in the orangery garden or woodland wildernesses. There's something for everyone at any time of the year