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Re Most interesting areas

Hi, We have decided to have a motorhome holiday in Norfolk. Do not know the area very well, as we come from the Peak Disrict area, it is very different, We are starting in Norwich andI believe the weather is not going to be brilliant, would appreciate any advise on the really attractive parts that we would quite likely miss, we like walking , history,certainley not the Great yarmouth type places, no wanting to sound insulting, just not our type of thing, have travelled extensively around the world, so if anyone out there would like to ask anything, would be pleased to help if possible Thanks for any ideas,are leaving on Wednesday.

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1. Re: Re Most interesting areas

The Norfolk coastline is lovely and depending on where you head out to there are lots of nice seaside towns.

In my area there is Holkham Hall, Sandringham and Blickling Hall and if you find yourself here Pensthorpe has lovely walks and wildlife.

I think perhaps one of the nicest things about living here is that it is easy to go off the beaten track and find some quite tranquil places,

The weather for this week was April showers, so hopefully you will be lucky, there is quite a bit of warmth in the sun and if it does manage to come out it can make all the difference.

Have a lovely holiday,

Jean.

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Walsingham is a historical place, used to be a focal point for pilgrimage in England ... obviously disappeared with the reformation but there's enough left over to be interesting

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Walsingham

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Second Walsingham. You can still get the water . Even if your not religious its an interesting place to visit.

Wells next to the Sea is not at all like Yarmouth. Very old village which the sea has retreated by a mile and Blakeney

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4. Re: Re Most interesting areas

Do you want my list?

Here goes anyway

Norfolk has everything

A great capital city - shopping, museums, old streets

Busy market towns, try Holt or Kings Lynn

Stunning flint villages- all along the north coast

Miles and miles of empty beaches = Holkham

small seaside towns,from Hunstanton right round to Cromer

The Norfolk Broads - Potter Heigham or Stalham

A Royal home - Sandringham

Rolling gentle countryside- village pubs

And, yes, Gt Yarmouth, sadly past its best.

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I'd second what others have said, but don't be dismissive of GY - I try to keep clear of the place through summer, and right now the fair is in town, but I still think it's worth a look to see all sides of Norfolk.

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6. Re: Re Most interesting areas

My list is very similar to Fuchsia's above, but will add -

1) Castle Rising - evocative ruin and very good audio tour

http://www.castlerising.co.uk/main.html

2) Poppy Line steam train - we incorporated a trip on here with a visit to Holt and then walked some of the way back to Sheringham

http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/

3) Holt itself is lovely, and has an amazing and huge deli called Bakers and Larners if you fancy some upmarket picnic food

http://www.bakersandlarners.co.uk/

4) Blicking Hall

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling/

5) Holkham Hall (although we were very unimpressed with the Victoria pub)

http://www.holkham.co.uk/

Lots of good restaurants too including the White Horse at Brancaster.

http://www.whitehorsebrancaster.co.uk/

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7. Re: Re Most interesting areas

Not much to add except for my usual plea for you to leave the motor behind and use the Coasthopper bus. www.coasthopper.co.uk

Half hourly serivce throughout the summer between Cromer and Hunstanton, with alternate buses running non stop to King's Lynn. Plenty of offers including day and family tickets and even a combines rail/bus ticket from Norwich.

Also a mention for Wells beach - as good as Holkham in my opinion but with the benefit of a good, if somewhat expensive, cafe.

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Hi to everyone who has answered my questions on Norfolk, very helpful, if you ever want to know any thing about the peak district, I know every nook and cranny and woul be pleased to help.

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abiengland

If you decide to take the coast, you can also move over into Suffolk's heritage coast, and see Southwold, Walberswick and down to Dunwich. There are good walks to be had, some good pub lunches, and plenty of history.

Good luck

Alan

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Also suggest Old Hunstanton on the coast - great cafe on the beach next to the lifeboat and hovercraft station and on Sunday mornings they get all the lifeboat stuff out to practice.....great to watch and eat breakfast at same time.