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Visit the Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association web site to find out more information on many of the attractions listed.
Visit the official Norfolk tourism web site to find out more about Norfolk and Norwich tourist attractions.
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If you love animals, nature, fresh air and the countryside then you'll love the Animal Ark. It's set in 20 acres of pretty landscaped countryside with ponds, ornamental trees and shrubs, ideal for an afternoon stroll at any time of the year. You can walk by the side of the waterfowl lake and observe the ducks and swans doing what comes naturally. On warm sunny days look out for the colourful carp Sunning themselves near the surface of the water, or leaping up to catch a passing fly. It's a photographers dream.
Visit this beautiful priory located in the pretty village of Castle Acre. The village itself is perhaps the finest example of Norman estate planning. Take the audio tour and hear all about the daily lives of the monks – visit the cloister, refectory and chapter house and admire the priory’s superb Norman façade which still rises to its original height. Wander through the recreated medieval herb garden and then experience the earthworks of Castle Acre nearby.
This corn mill has working machinery, a bakery, a tea-room and shop.
Terrington St Clement
At the African Violet Centre you will find an extensive range of indoor and outdoor plants, trees and shrubs, plus award winning Africian Violets. Entry is free and facilities include an information centre, garden and gift shop, courtyard café, children’s play area and toilets.
These are possibly Norfolk's greatest eccentric and prolific collections, open to the public all year round. Whatever your age you will enjoy a visit to Collectors World which has become a hugely popular Norfolk tourist attraction. Set in beautiful tranquil grounds, with peacocks and doves, just west of Downham Market, Collectors World also offers conference and meeting facilities as well as wedding blessings and receptions.
It is a children's playground paradise with many activities guaranteed to provide hours of fun and entertainment for all the family in a beautiful country setting. Enjoy hot and cold refreshments, the whole family will love the panning for gold experience and crazy golf. South Creake Maize Maze supports the Spinal Injury Association and is open from July through to September.
Denver Windmill Ltd
Denver Windmill is a wonderful working windmill set on the edge of the Fens in rural west Norfolk. Recently restored, this unique set of buildings offers a fascinating place to visit. The visitor centre and video presentation tells the story of wind milling in England and of the people who lived and worked at Denver Windmill since it was built in 1835. There are guided tours right to the very top of the windmill tower, and a chance to see the mill working. The site includes its own bakery producing fresh bread daily and a tearoom offering teas, cakes and light lunches. You can browse in the shop and the 3 craft workshops.
Racing first took place at Fakenham in 1905 and attracted 37 runners, bearing in mind the travelling difficulties in those days, it was an excellent turn out. Today Fakenham Racecourse and Leisure Facilities is still popular, and boasts 2 restaurants as well a variety of other smaller fast food establishments. The venue can also be booked for private hire, such as weddings, parties and seminars.
Set in the grounds of Caley Mill, close to Hunstanton, this Norfolk attraction is England’s premier lavender farm. There are gift shops, tearoom, plant centre, lavender and herb gardens, fragrant meadows and national collection of lavenders.
The Estate Office
Sandringham is probably Norfolk’s most famous country estate, and covers an area of 600 acres. Bought by Queen Victoria in 1862 for the Prince of Wales, the original house was knocked down and the present mansion was built. The house has always been a particular favourite with the Royal Family, and both George V and George VI died within its walls. The house and gardens are open to the public when the Royal Family are not in residence. Museums that were old stables and coach houses now display family possessions. These include many vehicles, from the first car owned by a British monarch, to a half scale Aston Martin.
Anglia Karting is a terrific all weather attraction loved by people from 8 to 80! The circuit is a purpose built racetrack of approximately 625 metres and is fast and flowing allowing the carts potential to be fully realised. It is also floodlit to enable night racing, which adds to the excitement. There are grass run off areas for greater safety, especially for our faster karts which have a top speed of around 70 mph. There are 2 types of racing karts, the Deavinson Single Pro, for drivers who are less experienced, and the Biz 270cc.Thunderkarts for the experienced driver. All the karts are fitted with the latest electronic timing systems allowing race positions to be displayed at all times. The Centre also hosts corporate events, league races, open race events, as well as stag and hen parties.
Beers of Europe has in stock the most comprehensive and out of the ordinary selection of quality beers and glassware and is open daily. With 14,000 square feet of purpose built shop and warehouse stacked with more than 150,000 bottles and over 3000 different UK ales, world beers, ciders, malt whiskies, unusual spirits, fine wines, miniatures, homebrew equipment and branded glassware.
This is the last remaining complete coal gas works in England and Wales. Displays include gas lighting, cooking and heating.
Houghton Hall is considered one of the grandest Palladian houses in England and was built by Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister. Its magnificently furnished state rooms, park, 5 acre walled garden, model soldier museum, restaurant and shop make it an interesting attraction to visit.