Norfolk a Brief Travel Guide

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While Britain is home to plenty of interesting countrysides, Norfolk is one of the most captivating places to visit. With pristine beaches, miles of marshlands and its famous manmade Broads make visitors feel totally lost from civilisation. Something completely unique considering the UK is among the most populous nations of Europe. The great thing about visiting Norfolk is whatever you do whether it is exploring its wilderness or visiting its quaint countryside towns and villages, you will find the place packed with tourists. For those who want something for vibrant and exciting Norwich is home to some wonderful attractions, great food and drink and plenty of cultural activities.

Taking a spa break in Norfolk is a great way to relax and rejuvenate oneself. There are a number of boutique hotels in Norfolk, which offer quality accommodation and amenities.

The Harper Hotel is a fine place to stay while on holiday in the area.

Best places to visit

  • Norwich is a delightful place, the county capital along the waterfront with quaint cobbled streets and rustic charm
  • Houghton Hall is an elegant country estate famous for its hall and large country estate
  • Great Yarmouth is a relaxed seaside resort popular for weekend breaks
  • Holkham and Wells Beach is among the best beaches in the UK
  • North Norfolk Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and known for its pristine beauty

Holkham

Best time to visit

Norfolk on the East Coast is among the driest spots in the UK. Summer a great time to visit and explore the outdoors with fewer chances of rain unlike the rest of the country. The area is a popular place to visit during the school holidays (July to August). Despite quite a number of visitors, there are miles of beaches so no likelihood of these locations getting too crowded. September is also a good time to spend a holiday.

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During the winters there are ice-skating rinks and Christmas markets to get into the festive spirit. It can get rather cold so spring is a better period to visit. Springtime is when fewer people visit, the countryside is at its colourful best and the weather is mild and pleasant. The Norfolk and Norwich Music Festival is a popular event held in May. There are live gigs and theatre held at different venues in the region.

Travel

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By train: The towns of Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Norwich have rail connectivity.

Air:  There are direct flights from cities within the UK and Europe to Norwich International airport.

By bus:  There is a bus network through villages and towns of Norfolk. There is the Stage Coach Bus service that operates between King’s Lyn and Cromer and covers the North Coast. There also is the Park and Ride system, by which visitors can tour the centre of town if they do not have a car of their own.

By car: The ideal way to visit and explore the place is by car, as it offers the freedom to visit places at your own pace. Those who want to hire cars will find major car rental outlets at the airport.

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