Must-see places in Norfolk

With North Norfolk’s long-standing royal links and a thousand years of history, visitors are spoilt for choice. The terrain is literally dotted with some of England’s finest stately homes, grand estates and glorious gardens. View the statues, paintings and Bygones museum at Holkham Hall with its collection of Victorian toys and vintage cars. The National Trust owns the grand Blickling Hall, one of Norfolk’s top attractions and Anne Boleyn’s childhood home; and the romantic Felbrigg Hall, near Cromer, both are well worth a visit. If you don’t go, people will be bound to ask you if you’ve seen them, they are that famous and really do stand the test of time.

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Impressive ruins & herb gardens

On the river Nar, Castle Acre Castle and Priory is without doubt one of the prettiest of the tourist attractions in Norfolk, with its impressive ruins, monastic herb garden and original Bailey Gate.

Oxburgh Hall has a magnificent Tudor gatehouse and has been occupied by the same family for 500 years, it has a moat around it and many treasures inside worth exploring, including a priest’s hole.

Houghton Hall

Houghton Hall, 10 miles west of Fakenham, was built by Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. It has rare deer and a well-laid out parkland, 5 acre walled garden and church.

Meanwhile, back in The City, you’ll find something beautiful around every corner in East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden Tucked away in the back streets. The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell offers a fascinating insight into the history of trades in Norwich. These are essential Must-see places in Norfolk. 

Nelson was born in 1758 at the Parsonage near to Norwich Castle, the house itself has been demolished but strolling around you can really imagine him playing here as a child. Norwich castle houses an impressive array of displays and art collections. For culture vultures, a trip to The Sainsbury Centre is essential.

Norwich cathedral, one of two in The City, is one of the most stunning religious buildings in England and no trip to Norfolk would be deemed complete without visiting this one.

For more outdoor activities, there are a number of RSPB reserves to visit including Titchwell March on the north coast and Strumpshaw Fen to the East.