Norfolk bucket list

Norfolk bucket list

Norfolk is a truly beautiful part of the country and is a must visit. When planning your trip be sure to add this ‘bucket list’ to your to do list.

Explore Norfolk on foot

No trip to Norfolk would be complete without exploring the beautiful coastline and countryside that Norfolk has to offer. Come rain or shine you will be sure to see an array of wildlife and stunning scenery. Enjoy the spectacular colourful wild flowers throughout summer and spring, the golden leaves and diverse woodlands in autumn and the incredible wildlife you will stumble across in winter.

There are many trials and routes throughout Norfolk for you to choose from. We have listed several useful routes below where you can find more information and downloadable maps;
Short and circular walks
Long distance trials
Norfolk trails

Seaside resorts and unspoilt beaches

It will be difficult to miss the wonderful coast when visiting Norfolk with there being 90 miles of it (93 when the tide’s out) and whatever kind of beach you are looking for you will find it here. Whether that is a picture-perfect beach that is ideal for a long walk, something with fun for all the family, or somewhere dog-friendly, you will be spoilt for choice. On the north Norfolk coast you will find miles of flat sand at Hunstanton, Brancaster, Holkham and Well-next-the Sea and lots of things to do. On the seaside resort of Hunstanton you’ll find attractions, amusements, ride and all the ice cream you could dream of.

Take a look at the useful links below to find the perfect beach for you;
Top 10 beaches
The beach guide
Top north Norfolk beaches

Take a step back in time

Norfolk takes great pride in treasuring its heritage with a wide range of museums and historical sites. From impressive stately homes to stunning castle and cathedral, medieval churches and array of museums, there is so much to discover here. Take a step back in time and retrace the steps of those that have left a wonderful story behind.

We have listed links to a few of our favourite stories and places below;
Top 10 museums in Norfolk
Norfolk's Downtown Abbeys
Castles in Norfolk

©Sandringham Estate
©Sandringham Estate

Go to a Norfolk event

North Norfolk is home to number of varied, family fun and unique events throughout the summer. Whether festivals are your thing or outdoor concerts and carnivals you will find it here. Maybe a walking and cycling events will catch your eye and there is always something for lovers of art and literature, theatre, film and music. Two that we would recommend are;

Wells Carnival: Taking place between Friday 28th July – Sunday 6th August 2017. Wells Carnival is a traditional summer carnival packed with family fun throughout the week.

Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament: Taking place between Sunday 20th August – Saturday 26th August 2017. It is one of the UK’s largest tournament and attracts entrants from Norfolk and beyond. The tournament takes place on 38 grass courts located in Hunstanton

For more north Norfolk events, take a look at our sister inn, The Chequers Inn's list of their favourite events throughout the summer.

Discover the wonderful wildlife

Norfolk is blessed with a rich and varied wildlife heritage including ancient woodland, chalk rivers, farmland, fen and breck heath. The coast line is fully of sand dunes, wetlands, marshes and sandy beaches. The diverse landscape brings many species to this part of the country and you will be guaranteed to see fantastic wildlife.

Norfolk is also one of the UK’s most popular birding destinations all year round. There is a number of nature reserves; Titchwell, Cley, Holkham, Blakeny and Snettisham which are undoubtable some of the best places for birdwatching. The Norfolk coast is one of the major flyways for migrating birds in the spring, summer, autumn and winter, it is a birdwatcher’s paradise.

There are too many fabulous places in Norfolk to explore the varied wildlife for us to list, so below is several website to help you choose the place that you would like to visit; 
Where to see coastal wildlife
Birdwatching in Norfolk
Wildlife in Norfolk

Titchwell Marsh
Titchwell Marsh

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