Norfolk is bursting with entertainment, with so many places
to visit. For those seeking peace and tranquility
there are magnificent stately homes and halls,
all with spectacular gardens.
Holkham Hall is considered one of the finest stately homes in the country. It was built by Thomas Coke (first Earl of Leicester), in the mid 18th century. Since then, seven generations of Earls of Leicester have lived in the hall. There is a stunning marble hall and magnificent state-rooms, and the 3,000 acre park is home to roughly 800 fallow deer. The deer park is open every day apart from Christmas day, with free unlimited access. As well as wandering around the house and park, visitors can also look at the stables, coach house, a working pottery and a museum of vehicles, with rural and domestic bygones.
Norwich is a beautiful city, steeped in history, dating back over 2,000 years. The central streets still follow their medieval course outlined by what remains of the ancient city walls. Norwich City is dominated by its magnificent Cathedral and Medieval Castle. The city’s newest public building, The Forum, is also an impressive landmark, situated in the heart of the city centre, offering information and entertainment. With an unbeatable range of activities, from historic buildings and beautiful courtyards,
The city of Norwich is a great place for a night out, with a mix of trendy pubs, clubs, cinemas and restaurants, and stylish café bars. Art lovers, film buffs and theatre-goers will not be disappointed by the excellent choices on offer in this vibrant city. Norwich is overflowing with a diversity of entertainment that will suit every conceivable taste and budget.
Norfolk has a spectacular coastline, with long sandy beaches, high cliffs, sand dunes, flint pebble banks and salt marshes. It is also well known for the Norfolk Broads, an extensive waterway that can be fully explored by boat. There are many towns and villages within Norfolk, all with their own individual characters. The port of King's Lynn has a long trading history, and today it still has large trade links with the rest of Europe.
The Norfolk Broads are thought to have been created by the flooding of ancient peat diggings. They consist of large expanses of water, long meandering rivers and smaller lakes and dykes and are unique throughout Britain. North Norfolk has so much to offer, with miles of beautiful beaches, seaside towns like Cromer and Sheringham, and market towns such as Aylsham. More information about these places can be found in our towns and villages section.
Find out more about Norfolk and the Norfolk Broads, plus information on Norfolk towns and villages.