Find out what to do as a couple in Norfolk by reading this blog
Better still, why not actually book a short break in the beautiful unspoilt nature of Norfolk and experience it for yourselves? You certainly won’t be bored that’s for sure. With around 1,200 miles of cycling, walking and bridle paths to choose from and over 90 miles of coastline, Norfolk is easily accessible from London and there’s plenty to explore.
The North Norfolk coastal path covers a 90-mile stretch, running from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea; there are many varied walks you can take, short/long or circular/linear – whatever takes your fancy. Whichever you choose, you will find many things to delight you when thinking about what to do as a couple in Norfolk. Walks that encompass huge skies, forest and fen, sandy beaches and marshland teaming with wildlife, medieval villages and, of course, great places to eat.
Moving further inland, you’ll find the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, near Dereham
Originally, there were 22 workhouses spread across Norfolk, today many are museums that house interesting collections, such as this one, which houses a rich and varied collection, ranging from an 1899 Panhard et Lavassor vintage car to a gallery dedicated to The Women’s Land Army. Gressenhall is also home to four Suffolk rare breed horses and there are a range of gardens to explore featuring a wildlife garden, traditional cottage garden and a 1930s garden. Events take place throughout the year so, if you are into Rock ‘n Roll, make sure you book your trip for their annual event on May Bank Holiday.
No visit would be complete without a stroll around Norwich city centre but what to do as a couple in Norfolk if you are city-dwellers at heart?
Well, if you go into the city, you’ll probably want two things. Culture and some decent food, so you’ll be pleased to hear Norwich provides ample opportunity for a visual feast for the eyes, as well as a gourmet feast for you to enjoy, when you are ready.
Looking at places to eat in Norwich, there’s a veritable smorgasbord to choose from. For fine dining, look no further than Benedicts, with its six-course taster menu, recommended wine pairings and snacks offered prior to dining, this is a spectacular evening out and reasonably priced for the experience. Or try Farmyard, a contemporary restaurant with an open kitchen so you can watch your food being prepared.
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, a cathedral to modern art, designed by Norman Foster offers the ultimate art experience. The collection from Robert and Lisa Sainsbury is sympathetically curated in a starkly modern building to show the many items off to best effect. While the collection is somewhat eclectic spanning so many different ages, it is made cohesive by being curated around themes such as people, art, culture and the community.
A perfect place to stay for a couple in Norfolk is No.10 The Abbey, located in Wymondham, just outside Norwich. Here you will find sumptuous living at an affordable rate but with an ambience of ‘no expense spared’ in this stylish self-service accommodation. If you’ve come from the Centre for Visual Arts, you’ll definitely feel totally at home in this environment. No. 10 The Abbey is a world-class work of art in the design world and the perfect partner for the Centre for Visual Arts which was recently short-listed for Museum of the Year.