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Happisburgh Owls (Happisburgh)
Ranked #1 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Owner description: A smallholding on the North Norfolk coast ,where we show our beautiful owls at weekends throughout the summer period only. We... more » Owner description: A smallholding on the North Norfolk coast ,where we show our beautiful owls at weekends throughout the summer period only. We think the closeness and the experience you share with our birds will totally surprise you and have you coming back for more. No mod cons or frills, just a friendly welcome and our beautiful owls, something so different from todays busy lifestyle « less
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Ranked #2 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The gardens at East Ruston Old Vicarage are one of the most exciting surprises in the county, who would expect to find a... more » Owner description: The gardens at East Ruston Old Vicarage are one of the most exciting surprises in the county, who would expect to find a verdant, sheltered garden in the prairie landscape that is north east Norfolk? Enter the garden and you are worlds away from the local landscape for here there are many gardens within the whole including a new Walled Garden, Rose Garden, Woodland Garden, Mediterranean Garden and a stunning Desert inspired by the landscape of Arizona. These areas are connected by magical avenues and areas of informal planting with some places allowed to be wildlife friendly which includes a stunning Corn Field that contains the corn field weeds of yesteryear and has been known to move visitors to tears. Wild Flower meadows lead down to ponds full to bursting with the sights and sounds of nature giving way to rolling lawns all enclosed by tall sheltering trees and hedges for because of its coastal situation this is an inward looking garden. But, the views out are both stunning and amusing, a port hole cut in the hedge allows tantalizing glimpses of the Happisburgh lighthouse one mile away whilst other highlights are the views of both St. Mary’s churches at East Ruston and Happisburgh. Overall there is a feeling that this garden is exceedingly well designed; there is incredible use of colour, an exuberance of planting making it a very special experience, this garden has that certain je nais se quoi that is sadly lacking in most modern gardens today. There is a well equipped tea room serving delicious locally produced refreshments and a nursery selling many of the rare and unusual plants found growing in the garden. « less
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Ranked #3 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: “Norfolk’s favourite building”Founded in 1096 and built using Normandy stone shipped from Caen, Norwich Cathedral is set in... more » Owner description: “Norfolk’s favourite building”Founded in 1096 and built using Normandy stone shipped from Caen, Norwich Cathedral is set in the 44 acre Cathedral Close, a peaceful city centre sanctuary.The Cathedral itself is one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe, with the highest Norman tower and largest monastic cloisters in England. Inside, the Cathedral tells almost 1000 years of history, with our enthusiastic volunteers on hand to talk you through the incredible stories of its past.There is more to see at Norwich Cathedral than you think. Our award-winning 21st century Refectory restaurant is open seven days a week, as is the Hostry which features a rolling programme of exhibitions, many of them featuring local artists.You can also experience the tranquillity of our expansive Library, Herb Garden or Japanese Garden, as well as guided tours of the building throughout the week.Afterwards, feel free to explore the lanes of the Cathedral Close, a quaint village just minutes from the bustling city centre, and stop for a picnic on one of our many well kept greens. Norwich Cathedral is a living centre for worship, learning and hospitality, extending a warm welcome to all our visitors from Norfolk and beyond.Part of the Norwich 12 - An initiative of Norwich Heritage, Economic & Regeneration Trust. « less
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Ranked #4 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Historic Sites; Classes/Workshops; Cultural
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Ranked #5 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Horsey Beach (Horsey)
Ranked #6 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: Air defence radar operations began at RAF Neatishead in 1942 and continued until 2004 when RAF Neatishead ceased operations... more » Owner description: Air defence radar operations began at RAF Neatishead in 1942 and continued until 2004 when RAF Neatishead ceased operations and became Remote Radar Head (RRH) Neatishead. RRH Neatishead supplies engineering support to the radar at Trimingham. When operations at RAF Neatishead moved into the underground bunker in 1995, the Operations Room was left intact and it eventually became the centre piece of the ADRM. The museum has expanded considerably since its inception and the most common observation of the visitors is that they wished they had scheduled more time for their visit. There is so much to see, including presentations on the part radar played in the Battle of Britain, night fighter operations, the history of radar, Space Defence and the Coltishall rooms. Now visitors can see the once Secret Cold War Operations Room and have its secrets explained in detail. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the guided tours during which the Volunteer Guides tell the story and add a personal touch to the experience. « less
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Gorleston Beach (Gorleston-on-Sea)
Ranked #8 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Holkham National Nature Reserve (Wells-next-the-Sea)
Ranked #9 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Owner description: Windswept tidelines, a maze of creeks and saltings, miles of dunes and sandspits, shady pinewoods, green pastures and grazing... more » Owner description: Windswept tidelines, a maze of creeks and saltings, miles of dunes and sandspits, shady pinewoods, green pastures and grazing marshes, the mix of habitats and the blend of wildlife confirm Holkham National Nature Reserve as a unique place. « less
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Ranked #10 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
A 10.5-mile trip through beautiful parts of the region.
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Wells Next The Sea Beach (Wells-next-the-Sea)
Ranked #11 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Owner description: At low water, Wells beach has huge open views and mile upon mile of sands and shallow channels to enjoy. When the tide comes... more » Owner description: At low water, Wells beach has huge open views and mile upon mile of sands and shallow channels to enjoy. When the tide comes in, the beach is transformed into a harbour, with the entrance channel suddenly busy with visiting yachts, fishing boats setting out for the day or returning with their catch, local small boats going out to fish as well as clouds of small sailing boats racing or cruising within the harbour. The golden sands are backed by colourful beach huts which have been the subject of many a painting and postcard. The popular Beach Cafe nearby is perfect for refreshments during your visit. « less
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Ranked #12 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Museums
This is an active RNLI lifeboat station that is free to visit, but open to the public and donations can be made.
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Time and Tide Museum (Great Yarmouth)
Ranked #13 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Museums
Owner description: Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time & Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its... more » Owner description: Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time & Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins to the present day. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s fish wharf and take the wheel of a steam drifter. Hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue and meet some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea.Discover the town's rich maritime heritage and its development as a popular seaside resort. Wander down a tupical 1913 'Row' and see inside the homes of a local fisherman and his neighbours.Explore the smokehouses, where the lingering aroma of smoked herring is a reminder of times gone by.See website for details of of our events programme.Shop and cafe also available. For all other enquiries please see the website or telephone the museum. « less
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Blickling Estate (Blickling)
Ranked #14 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: No-one ever forgets their first sight of Blickling, with its imposing turreted red brick mansion and gorgeous designed garden... more » Owner description: No-one ever forgets their first sight of Blickling, with its imposing turreted red brick mansion and gorgeous designed garden beyond. But this Norfolk beauty sits nestled within one of the largest, most complete country estates, where little has changed. An assortment of farms, barns and cottages all add to the landscape's rural charm and country way of life.Widely accepted as the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, Blickling has been the backdrop for political intrigue and home to a duelling baronet, kings’ mistresses and squadrons of airmen. Many have come and gone, but Blickling remains at the heart of the local community. To this day, descendants of the same farming families continue to live and work on the Estate, as they have done for generations. « less
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Ranked #15 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Owner description: The museum tells incredible stories of Cromer men putting their lives in danger to rescue strangers from the sea. You will... more » Owner description: The museum tells incredible stories of Cromer men putting their lives in danger to rescue strangers from the sea. You will find interviews with crew members, 'kit' to try on for yourself, model boats, Morse code practice and more in this super, family-friendly museum. « less
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Brancaster Bay (Brancaster)
Ranked #16 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell proudly tells the story of the city and its people. The museum is now fully accessible... more » Owner description: The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell proudly tells the story of the city and its people. The museum is now fully accessible and refurbished after a £1.5m redevelopment project. Come pay us a visit! The ancient building is packed full of collections and displays, with lots to enjoy by all the family. Highlights include the last surviving Jacquard loom in the city, fully restored to full working order, a recreated chemist shop, countless fantastic shoes, as well as engineering marvels, such as the world's first wire netting machine. Catch a film in our mini cinema, relax in the 1950s living room or listen to local people sharing their memories of the city. Find us in the heart of the charming Norwich Lanes area. We would love to welcome you to this unique museum. « less
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Thursford (Fakenham)
Ranked #18 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Visited by over 5.3 million people. The Thursford Collection - The sights, sounds and sensations of the golden age of steam... more » Owner description: Visited by over 5.3 million people. The Thursford Collection - The sights, sounds and sensations of the golden age of steam are never forgotten. Climb on board and enjoy all the fun of the fairground on our traditional carousels and gondola. Experience the size scale of steam with the largest collection of traction engines in the world. Delight in the unique sounds of Robert Wolfe show on the mighty Wurlitzer. Christmas Spectacular - Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, a cast of over 130 performers deliver an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. Santa's Magical Journey - A trip to Santa will never be the same again with this truly unforgettable journey to the perfect Christmas memory. « less
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Dad's Army Museum (Thetford)
Ranked #19 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Museums
Owner description: Please bear in mind our opening hours are limited: 10am - 3pm Saturdays Easter to November & Tuesdays in Norfolk school... more » Owner description: Please bear in mind our opening hours are limited: 10am - 3pm Saturdays Easter to November & Tuesdays in Norfolk school holidays. Museum visits at other times by prior arrangement, subject to availability - we are a volunteer run organisation. For 9 years from 1968 Thetford, Norfolk became Walmington on Sea - home of Dad's Army. A guided location tour was launched in 2004 and proved so popular that a museum was founded in 2007. Housed in the Old Fire Station to the rear of the Guildhall - the building itself featured in several episodes as Walmington on Sea Town Hall - it is independently run by an enthusiastic platoon of volunteers. Over the years the museum has developed and expanded to include a 1940s inspired Marigold Tea Rooms. In 2010 a full size bronze statue of Captain Mainwaring was unveiled in the town by David Croft and in 2012 the original Jones's butcher's van returned home and is now residing with our good friends at Charles Burrell Museum, just a short walk away. « less
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Sheringham Park (Sheringham)
Ranked #20 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Owner description: Sculthorpe Moor is a nature reserve managed by national wildlife charity, The Hawk and Owl Trust. The rare fen habitat is... more » Owner description: Sculthorpe Moor is a nature reserve managed by national wildlife charity, The Hawk and Owl Trust. The rare fen habitat is managed for wild birds of prey and the eco-systems on which they depend. With over a mile of easy access boardwalk and hides this reserve is a great place to observe nature with every member of the family. « less
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Ranked #22 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk with a thrilling woodland playground, historic workhouse and... more » Owner description: Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk with a thrilling woodland playground, historic workhouse and traditional working farm. « less
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Ranked #24 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: We offer two premium, exciting, well organised and safe paintball venues in the idyllic surroundings of Thetford Forest.If... more » Owner description: We offer two premium, exciting, well organised and safe paintball venues in the idyllic surroundings of Thetford Forest.If you're planning a day out in East Anglia, our sites have a real "Film Set" feel to them, with Towers, Tunnels, Tanks, Helicopters, Forts and Trenches to provide the best Game Scenarios possible.We pride ourselves on taking great care of children (12+)and adults alike, and only use experienced adult marshalls and the latest equipment. « less
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Ranked #25 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Owner description: Central Norwich premier theatre presenting musicals, drama, dance, opera, comedy and concerts. Professional shows are... more » Owner description: Central Norwich premier theatre presenting musicals, drama, dance, opera, comedy and concerts. Professional shows are brought to Norwich direct from London's West End or as part of their national and international tours. Our bars and restaurant offer a wide selection of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks. Open from 9.30am Monday to Saturday, visitors are welcome to call in for coffee and cake or a bite to eat at lunchtime. Pre-show meals are available from 5pm in both the restaurant and the Adnams Circle Bar. Norwich Theatre Royal is fully accessible and family friendly. « less
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Oxburgh Hall (King's Lynn)
Ranked #26 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Architectural Buildings; Cultural
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Merrivale Model VIllage (Great Yarmouth)
Ranked #27 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Other
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Ranked #28 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Banham Zoo (Banham)
Ranked #29 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Elm Hill (Norwich)
Ranked #30 of 266 attractions in Norfolk
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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