There’s plenty to do and see in Norfolk, from cathedrals, castles and stately homes to beautiful wildlife reserves.
Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe, brimming with stunning historical architecture, and renowned for its arts, culture, music and nightlife.
Ranked in the top ten shopping cities in the UK, Norwich offers a mixture of quirky, independent shops and exciting developments such as the £275 million Chapelfield shopping centre and the 42- acre Riverside leisure, retail and residential development.
The city’s medieval centre of cobbled streets remain largely intact, and its Norman Cathedral and 12th century castle are popular tourist attractions. You don’t have to venture far from the city to experience the beauty of the Norfolk Broads – Britain’s largest protected wetland, renowned for its rare wildlife.
The North Norfolk Coast boasts some of the best and cleanest beaches in the UK, from the striped cliffs at Hunstanton to the stunning bay at Holkham, recently voted as the most beautiful beach in Britain. A popular holiday destination, Norfolk is renowned for its tourist attractions, such as the Queen’s residence at Sandringham, and the magnificent Holkham Hall.
Population: 892,870 (mid 2016)
Average house price: £252,893 (@ September 2017)
Main city: Norwich
Distance from London: 106 miles/2 hours
Closest airport: Norwich Airport
Other towns & cities: King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Thetford, Aylsham, Downham Market
Famous attractions: Norfolk Coast Path, Norfolk Coast, the Sandringham Estate, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle, Blickling Hall, Holkham Hall, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Strumpshaw Fen
Famous Food: Norfolk Turkey Breast, Cromer Crab, Asparagus, Colman’s Mustard