5 things you didn’t know about Norfolk

As we navigate through the 5 things you didn’t know about Norfolk – we’ll explain why Norfolk is famed for its local seasonal food, beautiful countryside, Norfolk Broads and of course, Delia Smith.

 

Record Holder

Top on our 5 things you didn’t know about Norfolk is that it is the 5th largest county in the UK and has the highest cluster of medieval churches with over 659 in the region.

 

On the Ball City

Second on the list of our top 5 things you didn’t know about Norfolk concerns Norwich Football Club. We know it is known for its slightly erratic performance record in the big leagues, but did you know that the famous chant ‘On the Ball City’, is the oldest football song that is still in use today! The song pre-dates the club itself.

 

Holiday Camp

Butlins has a lot to be thankful for and third on our list of 5 things you didn’t know about Norfolk was that the first holiday camp was started in the region in 1906 by John Fletcher Dodd, which began as a few tents in his garden! There were several rules like no talking after 11pm, no drinking, gambling or swearing too!

 

Famous Residents

Could we talk about 5 things you didn’t know about Norfolk without acknowledging some of it’s famed residents? Including a 7ft 6in Giant Robert Hales, Lord Nelson, Howard Carter, Stephen Fry and Rupert Everett to name a few.

 

The Norfolk Frog

Did you know that the Northern Pool Frog is one of the rarest amphibians and had a distinct ‘Norfolk Croak’, it became extinct in the area during the 1990’s but was reintroduced from Sweden back in 2005! Now, that really is one to feature on the top 5 things you didn’t know about Norfolk! Ribbit!

Equipped with our top 5 things you didn’t know about Norfolk you can now go and spread the word with your friends and surprise them with your Norfolk knowledge!

 

While you’re spending time in Norfolk, have a read of our Journal for more inspirational travel ideas.