Holiday Cottages in Norfolk
Things to do and see in Norfolk
Norfolk is a great countryside destination to visit at any time of year.Â Norfolk has miles of unspoilt coastline, including nature reserves, historic market towns, The Norfolk Broads, Norwich City, and of course the famous Great Yarmouth Pleasure beach. Norwich City itself has a fantastic historical sites, wonderrful theatre entertainment and one of the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK. A must for those who want stunning countryside, relaxation and a little shopping in a ‘bootiful’ City!
The Cathedral has a fascinating history and collection of art and objects, making it a great visit for families. Although the building is tourist attraction it continues to be a centre for worship, so do not be surprised if services are being held when you visit.
Norwich Castle is one of the cityâ€™s most famous landmarks. Originally a Royal Palace, and now a museum and art gallery. Norwich Castle is well worth a visit for the history lovers. The Castle is home to outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history all brought to life with multimedia displays, computers, sound and informational videos.
Norwich Market and Shopping
Norwich City is a fantastic place to go shopping, take in a coffee and browse the historic Castle and Walls, the followed by an evening of theatre. The ancient market place, established by the Normans, is still to this day the largest six-days-a-week open-air market in England is well worth a visit.
The Mall Norwich, just south of the Castle and Chapelfield shopping mall features the department store House of Fraser, and a selection of most top fashion brands. All of these features had Norwich voted one of the top five retail destinations in the UK, and the city centre was voted the best in the UK in 2006.
Cow Tower Norwich
For those who are interested in the historical sights of Norfolk, Cow Tower, a historic military tower that stands by the River Wensum in Norwich is a must see. It gets its name from the water meadow, once known as Cowholme, in which it stands.
It was built in the 14th century and was badly damaged in the rebellion led by Robert Kett, whose men were camped on Mousehold Heath on the other side of the river.
Over seven million people visit the Broads every year, and you will soon see why! The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is BritainÂ´s largest protected wetland, having similar status to a national parkand is home to many rare plants and animals. The Norfolk Broads offers an experience to remember with its beautiful rivers and lakes where peaceful paths and cycleways wind their way through the wonderful scenery and unspoiled villages and market towns.
Stunning views of the north Norfolk coast and countryside can be found at Sherringham Gardens from clearly marked paths â€“ ideal for cycling and walking. The park and mature woods are perfect for a family day out and include a route to the North Norfolk Railway and to the cliffs of the seaside resort of Sheringham.
Helmingham Hall Gardens
Helmingham Hall Gardens and Tudor Hall with the beauty of grounds designed by Lady Tollemache â€“a garden designer and Chelsea Gold Medal Winner. Take a relaxing day out with tranquil gardens, beautiful scenery and relaxed atmosphere of the historic 400 year old ancient deer park. Donâ€™t forget to enjoy a cream cake or two and a lovely cuppa at the Cafe.