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Downham Market

Downham Market is one of Norfolk’s oldest market towns, the history of which can be traced back to Saxon times. Charles I went to Downham following the Battle of Naseby and the inventor George Manby went to school in the town.
The town has a range of individual shops and a bustling market that is held on Fridays and Saturdays. There are many attractive houses and buildings and an unusual black and white clock.

Denver windmill is a recently restored mill. Visitors can climb to the top of the mill on a guided tour and watch the flour being milled.

Collectors World is a fascinating place with very contrasting memorabilia from Armstrong Siddeley cars to a room that is dedicated to the late Dame Barbara Cartland.

David Bellamy, Britain’s favourite botanist, once described the nearby Fens as ‘a natural man-scape’. The land was covered by water until the huge task of draining the area was undertaken. It is now some of the most fertile farmland in Europe.

It is an ideal place for walking or cycling as the area is so flat and the peaceful waterways are excellent for boating and fishing.

Nearby Welney is the famous Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust nature reserve, which is popular with birdwatchers from far afield. In November the Festival of Swans is held and visitors can observe the over-wintering swans.


 

Tourist attraction in West Norfolk
West 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. For those with an interest in history, West Norfolk also has many museums.
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Accommodation in West Norfolk
West Norfolk has it all when it comes to accommodation from grand hotels, guest houses and self catering cottages, to motor cruisers, caravans and campsites.
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