Visitor Guide

23 June 2018
Norfolk is fortunate to have a long stretch of varied coastline. This month we step out of Norwich and head to the coast to begin exploring a series of locations with their own unique character. We begin in Caister. For those of you unfamiliar with it, Caister-On-Sea is just north of Great Yarmouth. A good sized car park can be found on Beach Road (postcode NR30 5HD) by the Lifeboat centre.  You can often find interesting things to photograph before you even get onto the beach at Caister. For many years there has been old
30 May 2018
Last month we looked at some of the photographic possibilities along the river Wensum in Norwich between Carrow Road and Fye Bridge Street during daylight hours. This time we will retrace our route ...
09 May 2018
Norfolk is very popular with photographers. It is easy to see why. We've got stunning coastline, the broads, mills & windpumps, lovely villages and a city full of character to name but a few of the ...
17 July 2017
Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood, near North Walsham, and Pretty Corner Woods, near Sheringham, have again been named amongst the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious ...
29 January 2018
The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has announced its programme of events for 2018. Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, ...
06 November 2017
The history of Wymondham’s is being brought to life with the help of a unique, interactive heritage trail.South Norfolk Council has been successful in securing a £116,000 grant from the Rural ...
14 October 2017
A new 10 year management contract to run Cromer Pier, one of the nation’s most iconic seaside structures, has been awarded by Pier owners, North Norfolk District Council, to Openwide. The ...
12 September 2017
Norwich Market has won the Best Independent Food and Drink Award at the prestigious EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2017, which took place at Norwich Open last night (September 11). The annual ...
03 August 2017
Guided tours around the Stories of Lynn Museum & Old Gaol House are now available on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 1pm. The tours were previously only available on Tuesdays, but thanks to a team ...
31 July 2017
The Walks, Tower Gardens and Mintlyn Crematorium in King's Lynn and Esplanade Gardens and Boston Square Gardens in Hunstanton have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very ...
20 July 2017
The spectacular transformation of five former farm workers’ cottages and the creation of a unique indoor adventure play centre at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, is in the running for a ...
18 July 2017
Old beer barrels have been recycled to provide new dog watering stations at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham. Two have been set up so far, near the tearoom and down by the staithe ...
06 July 2017
A large sea-life mural surrounding the new Cromer West Prom play area has been finished. The 26m-long mural has been painted on the walls around the recently opened shipwreck play area. It depicts ...
25 June 2017
On Friday 23 June the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk officially opened a new £130k play area in the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens. The new play area is part of the £1.3m project to ...
13 June 2017
A dynamic new group of stalls have 'popped up' on Norwich Market giving budding small businesses and traders the opportunity to try their hand at selling in the heart of the city centre.   The ...
24 May 2017
North Norfolk officially is the District with the best beaches in England, with no fewer than six of its beaches being awarded prestigious Blue Flags. East Runton and West Runton beaches have ...
25 February 2017
A look at Aylsham this month – an attractive market town with the streets still arranged on the original medieval layout.  It has plenty of character and offers almost everything you can think ...
20 March 2017
Historic King’s Lynn has been chosen as one of the first 10 Heritage Action Zones by Historic England, the driving force behind this nationwide project to breathe new life into neglected ...
01 April 2017
Holt is unlike any other Norfolk town. If you are strolling through its busy streets on any weekend in the year, the first thing you will notice is that outside the big banks, it is hard to find a ...
04 March 2017
Wymondham, with its attractive town centre, has had many famous people living within the area.  The most notable from an historian’s point of view is Robert Kett who led a rebellion in 1549 of ...
13 February 2017
Every month we’ll be featuring a much loved part of Norfolk which owes its continued existence to the independent business and organisations which are devoted to encouraging and serving ...
29 July 2016
Heritage Open Days (HODs) is England's biggest heritage festival celebrating our fantastic history, architecture and culture. Here in Norfolk, the local 2016 festival brochure is available ...
20 July 2016
King’s Lynn’s summer of street performances continues, with the next act arriving this Saturday. Eight talented and unusual acts are still to perform shows across four Saturdays from July to ...
20 July 2016
The inaugural city-wide Norwich Science Festival has today announced its first wave of headline talks and events. For two weeks this autumn, science is celebrated with a packed programme of ...
18 July 2016
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads has a busy programme of special family adventure activities during the summer holidays.   Wildlife Wednesdays, weekly ...
18 April 2014
It comes as a surprise to many visitors – and not a few Norfolk residents – to discover that a green and rural coastal county was once the heartland of key British industries. Arguably the most ...
17 April 2014
Once, if you were driving to Norwich or the Broads from the Midlands or the North you could not miss Dereham, in the dead centre of Norfolk. The A47 went straight through the middle of the place, and ...
02 October 2015
Celebrate everything pumpkin in Greater Yarmouth, during October half term, with the borough’s first Pumpkinanza, supported by Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA).   ...
11 August 2015
The new Hydrangea Path created in the West Garden, earlier this year, to mark Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s 40th anniversary is at its colourful best.   “We developed the Hydrangea Path to ...
01 September 2015
An exciting programme of free tours and drop in events is on offer in the Borough of Great Yarmouth during Heritage Open Days weekend, Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September. Book a tour back to World ...
07 August 2015
Two rare snow leopard cubs, the first to be born at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Garden near Great Yarmouth, have made their handling debut.   The cubs born to mother Nima and father Mohan in June have ...
22 July 2015
Waveney & Blyth Arts’ River Waveney Sculpture Trail returns for the second year this summer to the River Waveney Trust near Bungay, opening on Friday, August 14.   The Sculpture Trail, which is ...
21 July 2015
Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood and Pretty Corner, near Sheringham, have again been named amongst the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag for 2015/16. ...
08 June 2015
The Götheborg, the world’s largest wooden sailing ship, will visit the 16th Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6, 2015.  It’s the first time that the ...
01 June 2015
Monday 15 June marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of King John’s Magna Carta, the document which laid the foundations for the rights and representations we enjoy today.  King’s Lynn will ...
27 May 2015
Free Spirit Canoe Tours are launching a new Guided Canoe Trail at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden on Sunday, June 7.    Get close to nature on the canoe trail on Fairhaven Garden’s private ...
19 May 2015
Discover ‘Gorey Stories on a Wicked Walk’ on a special Whitsun Holiday Heritage Walk in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday, May 27. The walk starts at 2pm from the Fishermen’s Hospital Gates in the Market ...
24 April 2015
Bressingham Steam & Gardens near Diss, home of the national Dad’s Army Collection, invites you to step back in time and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 1940s on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May ...
08 April 2015
It’s Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s 40th birthday this month and visitors are invited to share in the garden’s birthday cake on Wednesday, April 15 and join a 40th anniversary tour on Sunday, ...
06 April 2015
Bressingham Steam is staging Norfolk’s first full Steampunk Weekend on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April and Alastair Baker, Bressingham's manager has fully entered into the Steampunk spirit, growing ...
27 March 2015
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads, opened to the public on 19 April 1975. To mark the 40th anniversary, the garden team has embarked on a project to restore ...
09 March 2015
Staff at King's Lynn Custom House have organised a week of Maritime walks and exhibitions to help promote the town in celebration of English Tourism Week.The events are designed to showcase the ...
05 March 2015
Norfolk Tourist Attractions’ Association (NTAA) launched the 2015 Great Days Out in Norfolk & Suffolk booklet at Pensthorpe Natural Park, North Norfolk, on Tuesday, March 3.  Norfolk and Suffolk ...
24 February 2015
A programme to refurbish Cromer Pier’s box office, gift shop and the restaurant following the significant damaged caused by December’s tidal surge is nearing completion. Work has been completed ...
09 December 2014
The new Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area (GYTBIA) launched its 2015 campaign on Tuesday, December 9 at The Boathouse, Ormesby St Margaret, to an audience of more than 200 local ...
13 September 2014
Aha! There are some fantastic new faces among the ranks of our ‘city of Norwich tourist guides’. The group of 19 new guides, who have been trained to know everything about Norwich’s unique ...
18 April 2013
Docking Local Produce & Products Market takes place every Wednesday where you can find real food, passionately produced locally all year round throughout the county and its borders, making food come ...
07 March 2013
The Wind Energy Museum - The Morse Collection is a fascinating collection of wind powered exhibits in the picturesque village of Repps with Bastwick. The Allthingsnorfolk team caught up with Debra ...
17 April 2014
What’s in a name? Wroxham is not really Wroxham, nor is it really a town. But when you include Hoveton, which is situated where most people think is Wroxham, then it becomes just about big enough to ...
03 August 2015
As one of the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd’s (GYTABIA) first projects to come to fruition, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile is now aglow once again in the ...
20 May 2015
Flying the flag for North Norfolk’s seaside resorts this year are Sheringham, Cromer, Mundesley and Sea Palling.  All four are continuing the standard of excellence that was recognised with the ...
06 October 2014
East Anglian charity, Art Alive in Churches has produced Memento Mori World War I Memorials in Norfolk, a trail leaflet, which focuses on mainly rural memorials in 17 churches across the county. ...
21 May 2014
Holidaying in Norfolk: Things to do With Britain experiencing a gorgeous summer last year and scientists stating that there is a 75 per cent chance of 2014 being the hottest summer on record for ...

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