All Things Norfolk Directory

South Norfolk

For a collection of great local independent businesses in South Norfolk including Diss, Loddon, Wymondham, Long Stratton and surrounding villages which includes pubs, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast, shops, attractions, wedding services, business services, local producers, arts, crafts and gifts, health and beauty, everything for the house and garden

1 Cooper Court, The Street
Village, Town or City: Long Stratton
Postcode: NR15 2XG Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Helen Shepherd
Phone number: 01508 532669
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Indie Voucher Details: M Shepherd Optometrist in Long Stratton is delighted to offer 10% off complete prescription glasses and sunglasses on presentation of this Allthingsnorfolk Indie Voucher. Please call 01508 532669 or pop in and have a look at the range included in this offer. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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Your local, family run opticians are here to provide you with the utmost in quality care for your eyes; a friendly, helpful and truly personal service and the latest in dispensing technology.

For straightforward advice, comprehensive eye examinations, an extensive range of standard and designer frames and sunglasses, contact lenses, accessories and a warm welcome, drop in to see us at M Shepherd  Optometrist on The Street, Long Stratton.

The Allthingsnorfolk team have a special feature on Michael and Helen from M Shepherd Optometrist which you can read by clicking here

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William House, Bank Plain
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR2 4PS Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01603 620508
Fax Number: 01603 624090
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Fosters is one of East Anglia's leading law firms, founded in 1761 with offices in Norwich, Wymondham, Gorleston, Thetford, King's Lynn, Lowestoft, Bungay, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

We are the only firm of Solicitors in Norwich that offer a full range of integrated services to businesses and individuals on a private and legally aided basis. We have Solicitors and Consultants who specialise in commercial law, business law, property, personal injury, probate, family law, criminal law and mediation. 

Fosters has a long standing reputation for providing first class professional legal services to its clients in Norfolk, Suffolk and nationally. We pride ourselves on having Partners and Solicitors who are highly trained in specialist areas. This is reflected by the number of our Solicitors and Partners being recognised as leading individuals in the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession

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Low Road
Village, Town or City: Bressingham
Postcode: IP22 2AA Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Alastair Baker
Phone number: 01379 686900
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Bressingham Gardens 
The unique Bressingham Gardens are renowned worldwide for their horticultural excellence. With nearly 20 acres, four linking gardens and 8,000 plant species they can are a truly tranquil place, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. 

The Bressingham Collections 
Take a trip on one of the four railways at Bressingham, the collection of working locomotives will take you round our magnificent gardens and woodland, or ride on the Victorian Steam Gallopers. 

A trip to the locomotive sheds brings the power and the glory of mighty steam engineering up close. The National Dad's Army collection lets you wander through Walmington-on-Sea looking at original props and vehicles from the series, you'd be a 'stupid boy' to miss it!

Bressingham is open (with Narrow Gauge Train rides) every day from 28th March 2018 until the 28th October 2018

Mondays and Tuesdays (outside the school and public holidays) are Gardeners Days (Non Steam Days) 

Service level - One diesel hauled train and the Gallopers.

Wednesdays to Sundays are always Steam Days. Service level - At least two trains and the Gallopers will be running. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays we aim to operate three trains and the Gallopers.

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, reg. charity no. 266374, was founded by the late Alan Bloom in 1961. 

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Raveningham
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR14 6NS Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Sonya Roebuck
Phone number: 01508 548480
Fax Number: 01508 548958
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Raveningham is a traditional rural Estate situated south of Norwich in South Norfolk. It has been home to the Bacon family since 1735.

The principal house, Raveningham Hall, was built around 1750 by an unknown architect for Sir Edmund Bacon the 8th and 9th Baronet. The Hall is Grade II* listed and home to Sir Nicholas Bacon the 14th and 15th Baronet and his family.

The Gardens are set out as the Edwardian plans with large herbaceous borders surrounding a Victorian walled kitchen garden. In the 1960s the planting was enhanced by the inspiration of Priscilla, Lady Bacon an energetic plantswoman who collected many rare species from around the world transforming the garden over 50 years. The walled kitchen garden was brought back to full working order in the last 20 years and is now producing fruit and vegetables for the House. There is a fine late 19th century Boulton and Paul range of glasshouses, stocked conservatory and melon pits, all in working order.

A Millennium project by Nicholas Bacon to build a lake on the North side of the House is now firmly established as is an Arboretum that was planted after the destruction of a wood in the 1987 gale; this gave an opportunity to plant a large variety of trees and shrubs under a plan designed by the eminent plantsman Roy Lancaster

New additions to the garden include a Herb Garden, a Stumpery and a garden designed around Francis Bacon’s essays based on the passage of time. Sculptures by Susan Bacon add to the landscape which is surrounded by an 18th century Park with grand oaks of great age.

The main specialities of the garden are snowdrops followed by bulbs in early spring, later in the season agapanthus are a main feature. Throughout the year the parkland setting provides a glorious backdrop to to the Hall and the main garden.

The gardens are mostly accessible to wheelchair/motability scooter users, except when the ground is very wet.

Main season 4 April to 31 August 2018, Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 4pm. Also open all Bank Holiday Weekend Sundays and Mondays 11am to 4pm and summer Sunday openings, 15, 22 and 29 July and 5, 12, 19 and 26 August, 11am to 4pm. Tearoom open when garden is open. www.raveningham.com

Admission charges: Adults £5, Concessions £4.50, Children (under 16) free. 
Dogs on leads are welcome. 

Become a Friend of the Gardens and enjoy unlimited admission throughout our 2018 season. £20 per person

Group Visits Welcome. Pre booked group visits welcome on weekdays throughout the main season. Special weekend and evening visits can also be arranged. Price per head: weekday £7 evening and weekends £8 (includes tea and cake). To book a group visit tel. 01508 548480 or email: sonya@raveningham.com 

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13 The Close
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR1 4DS Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01603 615731
Fax Number: 01603 633585
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Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers, one of the county's leading law practices, working from its seven offices across Norfolk.

The firm's head office is in the picturesque setting of The Close, Norwich, with another office in nearby Tombland, and county offices in Aylsham, Cromer, North Walsham, Reepham, Sheringham and Wymondham. Hansells has one of the largest financial advisory practices within a law firm in the UK.

Specialist advice is offered in: inheritance tax planning, wills, probate, divorce, living together and criminal law, as well as business and employment law, litigation and real estate development.

Hansells also provides expert services in charity law, clinical negligence, personal injury, agricultural and aviation law, alongside property and conveyancing, notary and criminal.

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Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR10 3SJ Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Simon Chapman
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Indie Voucher Details: An additional £25 off any 7 day or more Cruise by quoting "All Things Norfolk" when requesting a cruise quote from Anglia Cruise Centre at info@allthingsholidayandtravel where best value Cruise offers are guaranteed!
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Sailaway with a great deal from Anglia Cruise Centre, your specialist travel agent for all things Cruises. Anglia Cruise Centre is part of All Things Holiday and Travel , an independent Travel Agency based in Norfolk and backed by one of the largest travel consortiums in the UK, Hay’s Travel. You can book with confidence knowing we are ABTA bonded and all our flight inclusive holidays are ATOL protected. Not only are we able to secure extremely competitive deals from every Cruise Line but as we spend our own holidays on Cruise Ships as passengers you will find our Crew extremely knowledgeable with lots of hints and tips to ensure a perfect sailaway.

At www.angliacruisecentre.com we have the facility for you to view every ship, port and itinerary. It is a great way to research, compare and shortlist ships and Itineraries. Our crew’s experience of sailing on many of the Ships and various Lines means they are extremely well placed to understand and match your needs along with providing you with a great insight into all things Cruising. We pride ourselves on the personal service we are able to provide our clients and so whether you are a first time cruiser or are on your 100th sailing we are sure you will learn something new from our Crew whilst also securing a competitive fare as we will not be beaten on any direct like for like price from the Cruise Lines.

We work closely with every cruise line so whether its a round the World Cruise on Cunard, fun in the Med with Royal Caribbean International, Baltic Cities with Celebrity, Alaska with Princess, Northern Lights with Hurtigruten, Caribbean with P&O or River Cruising with Viking, we have a great sailaway deal for you as we will not be beaten on price, not forgetting personal service from cruise ecperts.

We can't wait to share our experiences of holidays on Cruise Ships and provide you with some insider information which only those who have cruised extensively will have to help you find your perfect cruise holiday. There are many subtle differences between the Cruise Lines and we can support you in deciding which Cruise Line and Ship would be perfect for you.

Follow us on twitter @angliacruisectr or on facebook @angliacruisecentre for some of the latest deals on cruises

We are proud to receive some great testimonies such as the ones below from clients who have recently returned from Cruises arranged by our Crew of Cruise Experts.

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Hi Simon, I would like thank you and share my recent experiences of the cruise you organised. Firstly, we had a wonderful time cruising up to the fjords on the Crown Princess. The ship was absolutely fantastic. The customer service was amongst the best we have ever experienced, the food was out of this world and the variety of things to do kept myself and my family thoroughly entertained. It was an excellent choice by yourself that this would be a worthwhile first time cruise. Most of all though I wanted to thank you for taking the time to research and investigate which would be the best cruise for my family to take. You used your vast cruising experience to identify our needs and you put our minds to rest with superb customer service. You walked us through every step of the booking process and always made yourself available regarding the many questions we had whether it was about the cruise, embarkation and disembarkation or what to do in Norway. The service you offered was just amazing and we would not only consider you first for future cruise bookings but also would highly recommend you to friends and family in the future. Thanks again for everything - Mr and Mrs Gyde

"Reflecting on what was an entirely new experience for me, I realised that I might have had less enjoyment from the cruise had I not had the advantage of some expert advice from travel agent Simon Chapman. I wanted to visit the Baltic, but it was Simon who picked Celebrity Silhouette as the right vessel for the inclement weather you can experience even in June.It was Simon who recommended Aqua class - well worth the extra, not least for the marvellous dining experience in the Blue restaurant, with an attentive head water who quickly learned my preferences, and somehow always managed to get my husband and I a table by the large picture windows just a few feet from the sea. And it was Simon who provided knowledgeable advice on shore excursions in places I had never visited before - like St Petersburg, Tallinn and Riga. Five star service Simon" - Susan Grice

"We would like to say a massive thank you for the super cruise you organised for us. It was great to have a personal service from our travel organiser who made sure everything we needed was planned to perfection. The holiday was wonderful and all connections were smooth and faultless , thanks to your superb attention to detail. We would not hesitate to recommend your service to any of our friends who need holiday and booking advice". The Haines family, Norwich

All Things Holiday and Travel is registered with ABTA and CAA to sell travel services and benefits from Hays Travel's membership of ABTA. Our ABTA membership number is L3832. All Things Holiday and Travel is an Accredited Body Mmeber of Hays Travel Ltd ATOL 5534. 

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