Feted for its wide skies, glorious coastline, tranquil rivers and crimson-red poppy fields, Norfolk is the perfect place to stop and enjoy the view. With its stunning scenery and slower pace of life, a holiday to Norfolk is sure to leave you feeling refreshed. There are so many reasons to visit this wonderful part of the UK, and we’ve put together some of the best…
Norfolk is famous for its beautiful beaches and miles of unspoiled sand. The seaside resort of Cromer and it’s pier is one of the most visited destinations on the coast and Holkham has previously been voted best beach of the year.
The Fish and Chips
Quite simply – the fish and chips! It’s not a trip to the seaside without them and in Norfolk you’ll find many fish and chip shops, serving the most delicious fresh fish you can find. Its also worth trying the sea food in one of the many restaurants, as the lobster, crab, mussels and cockles are all sourced locally and are simply scrumptious!
Sandringham Estate & Gardens
Sandringham is the country residence of the Queen, and is set in 24 acres of stunning scenery. Said to be the finest of all the Royal Gardens, the unique grounds contain influences from each generation of the Royal Family that have lived there, from the North Garden to the woodland walks.
Norfolk is also renowned for its spectacular array of wildlife. If you’re a nature lover it’s certainly the place to be! Whether you’re a fan of all things fury, or bird watching is more your bag – there’s something for everyone. From deer safaris, to witnessing seal pups being born on the beach or catching a glimpse of the native Bittern or Harrier, grab your binoculars and get watching.
The Steam Trains
All aboard! If you’re in Norfolk then a ride on one of the many steam trains is a must. Try the Bure Valley Railway between Aylsham and Wroxham or The Poppy Line, between coastal Sheringham and Georgian Holt. You’ll feel like you’re taking a trip back in time as you chug along on these spectacular trains.
Holt is a quaint Georgian market town situated in Norfolk. Surrounded by woodland, the town houses many unique and unusual shops and boutiques, selling cute gifts you’d struggle to find anywhere else. Amongst the cobbled streets and alleyways, you’ll also find pubs and cafes, offering the perfect place for a pit stop. We’d certainly recommend a visit if you’re in the area.
The Norfolk Broads
The Norfolk broads are a 125 mile network of unique waterways. The best way to experience them is of course by boat and we’d recommend the Mississippi Paddle Boat. Travel along the Bure river and enjoy views of thatched cottages, Norfolk reed beds and maybe even some water birds.
So, if Norfolk sounds like your dream destinations, why not take a look at our Little Trains of Norfolk rail holiday?