Perched on the Eastern Edge of England, Norfolk is a dream getaway from life in a modern metropolis. There is plenty to see and experience in the fourth biggest county in the UK. From exploring its sandy beaches to touring its beautiful country homes and estates, there is an eclectic array of things to enjoy with the family or even alone on a trip to Norfolk.
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There are plenty of wonderful places to explore in Norfolk with some of the best worth a visit are:
One of the most historic sites that must feature on your bucket list of places to visit in Norfolk is Sandringham Estate. While you are highly unlikely to receive an invite to have tea with the monarch, exploring the royal estate is definitely allowed. Sprawling across a massive 8,000 hectares, the park area stretches across 240 hectares and opens for the public to visit all year round. The incredibly beautiful gardens cover 24 hectares, with the castle and museum open daily to visitors in summer. The estate and gardens close from October end to March. Sandringham Estate has a host of things to see ranging from artwork to memorabilia and a priceless collection of royal vehicles. Take time out to explore the exquisite gardens and a leisurely stroll through its magnificent park. The estate also has a tea room and a restaurant. Enjoy a cup of refreshing tea at the cafe or even a fine meal at the restaurant, to wind up your tour of Sandringham Estate.
Go seal spotting:
Part of the Blakeney Nature Reserve, although at a more desolate spot is Blakeney Point. The area houses the largest colony of seals in the country. The shingle spit stretches for four miles and is home to many species of migratory birds, besides serving as a breeding spot for seals. Managed by the National Trust, the famous Lifeboat House in the area is the Visitor Centre. It also serves as home to park rangers in the summer. Enjoy a boat trip to Blakeney Point to see the seals, with an opportunity to interact with some of the more inquisitive creatures that come up to the boat. There are quite a number of tour operators offering seal tours. Visitors can also hop off later to enjoy exploring Blakeney Park.
Holkham Hall and Estate:
Probably the finest estate in the area, it houses woodland, beautiful gardens, a country hall and the stunningly beautiful Holkham beach. Spread over 3,000 acres, the estate is home to numerous walking and cycling trails. There also are monuments and attractions in the area like Coke’s Monument. Visitors have the option of going on a canoe ride, hire a rowboat or go on a cruise upon the scenic lake on the estate. Those who enjoy the thrill of doing something different can try their hand at water zorbing. Tour the Hall and learn about its captivating history, followed later by an enjoyable stroll in the sand dunes.