Norfolk travel guide

Photo of Norfolk in Norfolk (Norfolk region)

Visit Norfolk

The county of Norfolk is situated on the east coast of central England, centred around the town of Norwich.

Norfolk has various attractions for visitors, predominantly falling into three main categories:

1) The Norfolk Broads, a region of waterways and an important natural enviroment now designated as a National Park: see Norfolk Broads

2) Coastal Norfolk, which includes many villages and towns that are now traditional seaside resorts, and also substantial lengths of coast that are visited both for their beaches and their attractive natural environment. The best known seaside resort in Norfolk is Great Yarmouth, others include Blakeney, Brancaster, Caister-on-Sea, Cley, Cromer, Gorleston, Hemsby, Holme-next-the-Sea, HunstantonHolkham, Hopton-on-Sea, Sea Palling, Sheringham, Thornham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Winterton-on-Sea...

...several of the Norfolk beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness and facilities, these are Cromer, Hunstanton, Sea Palling and Sheringham, and certain parts of the coast are also designated as sites of scientific special interest because of their unique environment and diverse wildlife

3) There are many towns and villages of interest in Norfolk, including many away from the most visited Norfolk Broads and coastal regions. A few of the most popular have their own England This Way travel guides (see below) but there are literally hundreds of villages to be found in the county as you travel around.

Norfolk market towns

Among the Norfolk market towns are Attleborough (Thursday), Aylsham (Monday and Friday), Diss (Friday), Downham Market (Friday and Saturday), Fakenham (Thursday), Holt (Friday), King's Lynn (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), North Walsham (Thursday), Swaffham Saturday) and Wymondham (Friday).

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Map of Norfolk and places to visit

Norfolk places to visit