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Top 91 attractions you must visit in Norfolk

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About Norfolk

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.

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Attractions in Norfolk

Cromer Museum
Cromer Museum4 Tucker St, Cromer NR27 9BF, UK

Explore this cosy Victorian fisherman's cottage and imagine what it was like to live in Cromer at the end of the 19th century. Cromer Museum is located along Church Street, near the church in the town’s centre. Browse in the Old Cromer Gallery with its huge archive of historic photographs and illustrations of the town. Discover Cromer's history as a Victorian seaside resort with its fine hotels and scandalous mixed bathing.

Dads Army Museum Thetford
Dads Army Museum ThetfordCage Ln, Thetford IP24 2DS, UK

The Dad's Army Museum is a museum located in Cage Lane in Thetford in Norfolk, England, dedicated to the popular BBC comedy series Dad's Army. Many of the outdoor locations were filmed in the local area. The museum is housed in the old fire station at the rear of Thetford Guildhall, which itself stood in for Walmington-on-Sea Town Hall in several of the episodes.

East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden
East Ruston Old Vicarage GardenEast Ruston Old Vicarage, Vicarage Rd, Norwich NR12 9HN, UK
Botanical Gardens

An exotic coastal garden with traditional borders, exotic garden, desert wash, sunk garden, topiary, water features, walled and Mediterranean gardens. It is located quite close to the sea and well protected from the full blast of the wind by dense wind breaks, making it possible to grow remarkably tender plants. Exotic and unusual plants from around the world flourish alongside more hardy species. Notable are the tree ferns, succulents and palms which surround the house, as is the Californian '

Eaton Park
Eaton Park2 S Park Ave, Norwich NR4 7AU, UK

Eaton Park is one of Norwich's most beautiful historic parks. There are 80 glorious acres, packed with great things to see and do for all ages. Its Attractions include a boat pond, crazy golf, a children's playground, a skate park, tennis courts, a putting green and bowling facilities. The park is also home to the formal rose garden and a lily pond.

Elm Hill
Elm HillElm Hill, Norwich, UK
Street Markets

This lovely street dates back to medieval times and is one of the finest and prettiest of its kind in England. It is bounded at its western end by the church of St Peter Hungate and at the eastern end by that of St Simon and St Jude. Today it is lined on both sides mostly by timber-framed merchants' houses which were built in the early sixteenth century following a fire in 1507 that devastated the earlier medieval street and much of the surrounding area.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Fairhaven Woodland and Water GardenSchool Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ, UK
Botanical Gardens

A beautiful 130 acre ancient woodland and garden in the heart of the broads. An unusual mix of wild and cultivated plantings creates a habitat rich in wildlife.Within the garden is an ancient fishpond , a 950-year-old oak, over 95 recorded species of birds, a private broad, many species of wild and cultivated plants.

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and EstateFelbrigg, Norwich NR11 8PR, UK
Iconic Buildings
Botanical Gardens

Felbrigg Hall is a beautiful country home full of hidden delights. It has fabulous gardens and endless acres of parkland to explore and enjoy. The house and grounds were bequeathed to the National Trust in 1969 by Robert Ketton-Cremer. The hall is Grade I on the National Heritage List for England. Most of the grounds are part of Felbrigg Woods, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Foxley Wood
Foxley WoodFoxley, Dereham NR20 4QR, UK
Outdoors- Other

Foxley Wood is a nature reserve in Foxley, Norfolk, England, the largest ancient woodland and coppice in Norfolk. The Wood is thought to be about 6,000 years old, and is even mentioned in the Doomsday book! In 2002 it was recognized as a National Nature Reserve. It is a hotspot for butterflies including a white admiral, meadow brown, speckled wood, ringlet, purple hairstreak, and silver-washed fritillary.

Gorleston-on-Sea (Beach)
Gorleston-on-Sea (Beach)Gorleston-on-Sea (Beach), 6 Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6BU, UK

Gorleston-on-Sea has the biggest, sandiest beach for miles around, perfect for getting the family together to build sandcastles and fly a kite. Float your boat on the yachting pond, cool your toes in the paddling pool and explore the wide esplanade below the grassy cliffs. The glorious beach is a firm favourite with locals and visitors for lazy days in the sun, it's also one of the best destinations in the Great Yarmouth area if windsurfing, surfing or body-boarding is your preferred seaside act

Great Yarmouth Horse Racecourse
Great Yarmouth Horse RacecourseFremantle Rd, Jellicoe Rd, Great Yarmouth NR30 4AU, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

Great Yarmouth Racecourse is a historic racing venue on the Norfolk coast. With horse racing taking place over the Summer season and events all year round, this seaside venue has a lot to offer. It is a left-handed course, used for flat racing only. An extension to the finishing straight allows races of up to a mile to be run on the straight course.

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Great Yarmouth Pleasure BeachS Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3EH, UK

The Pleasure Beach, a nine acre amusement park on Great Yarmouth seafront is home to four roller coasters and numerous other attractions. The largest and most popular ride at the park is the Roller Coaster which was built there in 1932. There are also around thirty other large rides at the park, as well as children's entertainment, amusement arcades, catering facilities, sweet shops and ice cream parlours.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Gressenhall Farm & WorkhouseGressenhall, Beetley, Dereham NR20 4DR, UK
Outdoors- Other

This is a unique museum hosting a traditional working farm, home to the magnificent Suffolk Punch horses and rare breed livestock. Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. With a thrilling woodland adventure playground, a historic workhouse, traditional farm, many indoor displays and a café

Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine
Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint MineGrimes Graves Visitors Centre, Lynford, Weeting, Thetford IP26 5DE, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grim’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. Flint was much in demand for making polished stone axes in the Neolithic period. A small exhibition area illustrates the history of this fascinating site. Visitors can descend nine meters by ladder into one excavated shaft to see the jet-black flint.

Happisburgh Lighthouse
Happisburgh LighthouseLighthouse Ln, Happisburgh, Norwich NR12 0PY, UK

Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain, Built in 1790. Visitors can find out about the history and operation of the lighthouse, and climb the 112 steps to view the stunning views from the lantern.

Hickling Broad
Hickling BroadHickling Broad, Norwich NR12 0BS, UK
Outdoors- Other

Hickling Broad is the largest Norfolk Broad and harbors a spectacular variety of plants and animals. There are gentle walks under wide skies for the casual visitor or fascinating study for those interested in swallowtail butterflies, bitterns, cranes and so more. It is in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,[5] and part of the Broadland Ramsar site and Special Protection Area, and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.

Hippodrome Circus
Hippodrome CircusSt George's Rd, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EU, UK
Iconic Buildings

The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth, is a large venue located parallel to Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile which is available for theatre style conference venue hire. It is one of only two purpose-built permanent circuses in England still in operation, and one of only three in the world with a circus floor that sinks into a pool.

Holkham Bay
Holkham BayHolkham Bay, United Kingdom

Holkham Bay is the finest stretch of beach on the North Northfolk coast. There is something magical about this beach that just takes your breath away, and it is extremely difficult to capture in words how beautiful it is. The long drive way called ‘Lady Ann’s Drive’ guides you directly to one of the most unspoilt, beautiful stretches of sand in the UK.

Holkham beach
Holkham beachHolkham beach, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG, UK

Holkham is one of the most unspoiled and beautiful stretches of sand in the country. Behind the shoreline lies a semi-circular basin, which, at very high tides, rapidly fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon. As part of Holkham National Nature Reserve, the beach is home to large flocks of wintering birds and is an important site for breeding Little Terns, Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher. The extensive dune system is rich is wildlife with colorful carpets of yellow flowers in the summer which

Holkham Hall
Holkham HallHolkham Rd, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB, UK
Iconic Buildings

Holkham Hall, an 18th Century Palladian, Stately home, is privately owned and a lived-in family home. It is home to the 8th Earl of Leicester and his family. It is one of England's finest examples of the Palladian revival style of architecture, and the severity of its design is closer to Palladio's ideals than many of the other numerous Palladian style houses of the period.

Holkham National Nature Reserve
Holkham National Nature ReserveLady Anne's Dr, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG, UK
Outdoors- Other

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