6 Best Parks in Norfolk Perfect for Camping

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If you are seeking for fun and adventure, you might be interested in camping. Camping is one of the best activities every traveler should do. It gives you the opportunity to have a moment with nature. Norfolk possesses various caravan pitches and touring sites. Here are some of the best parks perfect for your camping plans:

Woodlands Caravan Park

Woodlands Caravan Park is located in a coastal area in North Norfolk. They have a campsite with excellent modern facilities and tranquil coastal setting perfect for your touring caravan stay. Further, they have a clubhouse that offers on-site entertaining and a café serving a wide selection of pizzas. Adults can also relax and chill at their lounge bar while there is an additional bar where parents can bring their children. Other facilities include swimming pools and adventure site.

The Old Brick Kilns

The Old Brick Kilns is an award-winning site for its serene and peaceful nature. It has a wildlife pond, natural wildflower banking, and landscaped garden areas. Their camping meadow can be accessible by cars. They also have a shop complete with homemade products, fresh bread, basic foodstuff, and papers. They also have souvenirs, accessories, stamps and local crafts. If you want to eat, they have a restaurant and a bar. Moreover, you can visit their table tennis area, giant chess set, games room, pool table and TV room.

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The Green Man Inn

This place is a friendly pub perfect for those who are looking for a different kind of entertainment. They offer music and quiz nights. Their food shop offers home-cooked goods and a wide selection of wines. Apart from the place is child-friendly, you can also bring your pets. If you want to take a picnic, their chef will be willing to serve you delicious snacks.

Fakenham Fairways

Fakenham Fairways is a family-operation site that includes a golf driving range, pitch, and a putt course. The nine-hole pitch and putt course give fun for the family as you can also borrow their equipment. Expert pros can practice their short games. Their friendly staff and management bring you freshly-ground coffee, homemade cake, and Norfolk beers. They also have incredible facilities including toilet, shower and wash area.

Bylaugh Country Park

This peaceful site overlooking the Wensum Valley is perfect for those who are seeking adventure. They have carp fishing spots and a wildlife park. Two theme parks are also a short drive away. The local friendly staff will be willing to assist you with some adventure tips. They also have good amenities.

Merryhill Country Park

Upon entering this park, you will see scenic sights including their landscaped camping field, pool encases by plants and acres to grass to sunbathe on. The park also has a clubhouse perfect for discos, parties, music nights and more. Next to the clubhouse is their swimming pool. Campers can also have access to their kitchen, laundry room, and library, among others.

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Grab your bags, your survival kit and don’t forget the marshmallow. Let the camping begin!

8 Amazing Restaurants in Norfolk You Should Visit

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Apart from the fun activities and the major attractions, one of the things that every traveler should consider is to get a taste of the local delicacies and original menus of a place. These foods are being served by various cafes and restaurants. If you are here in Norfolk, here are some of the restaurants you should visit:

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Morston Hall

Apart from the chef slash proprietor Galton Blackiston, head chef Greg Anderson also made dining experience the best at this Michelin-starred restaurant. Located at Morston near Holt, this restaurant has been providing imaginative dishes served in a no-choice menu of up to seven courses including roasted squab pigeon, salt-baked celeriac, and buttermilk pannacotta. Their set dinner menu costs £75.

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The White Horse

This restaurant has amazing views directly onto tidal marshlands. They serve locally caught fishes and seafood including oysters, mussels, mackerel and sea bass. They also boast their local cheeses. The head of their kitchen is Chef Avrum Frankel. Prices range around £25 to £30 for three courses.

Roger Hickman’s Restaurant

This restaurant is covered with wooden floor, with a modern touch on its overall design and architecture. They offer French-inspired menus which include roast scallops with pumpkin risotto, pan-fried halibut with braized fennel, saffron and mussels. You can enjoy dining at £47 for three courses.

Titchwell Manor

Head chef, Chris Mann supervises the formal Conservatory Restaurant as well as the more relaxed Eating Rooms, which have a bar and terrace overlooking the beautiful view of the sea. The Conversation menu costs £38. Their service is absolutely friendly and efficient.

The Gunton Arms

The former head-chef of Mark Hix’s restaurant in London is now the master of the kitchen of The Gunton Arms. Chef Stuart Tattersall emphasizes on their menu the local and seasonal ingredients including Cromer crab, venison, and mussels. The restaurant is also known for their sirloin steaks, pork chops and red deer rump cooked on an open fire. Prices range from £25 to £30 for three courses.

Wiveton Farm Café

This restaurant with blessed with neon-colored furniture, frames, chairs, tables, and accessories. It is also located next to the marshes and grounds of Wiveton Hall. They offer locally-produced dishes which start around £8. They also serve barbecues, tapas, and pizza.

The Dial House

This Georgian house overlooks the main square of the rural market town in Norfolk. This is another venture of food entrepreneurs Iain and Clair Wilson. They are open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks where you can order some of the delicious Aga-cooked cakes. Their setting is so stylish with sophisticated tables, chairs, and crockery. Their prices start £25 for three courses.

The Great House

This French restaurant offers a wide variety of menus including red beetroot risotto, girolle mushrooms sautéed with cream, mains barbary duck, and pork belly. A three-course meal costs £36. They also serve la carte meals on Saturday evenings.

We are pretty sure you are hungry for reading this. It is the perfect time for you to head to one of these restaurants.


7 Must-Do Activities in Norfolk Recommended by the Locals

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What is a vacation without fun activities? Every time we go to destinations during holidays and vacations, we make sure that we try popular activities. In Norfolk, there are a lot of fun activities that every visitor should do. Check these seven activities recommended by the locals:

Take photos of birds

Birdwatching is one of the most popular activities to do when in Norfolk. It has a large number of birdwatching sites including RSPB reserves and Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  You can see there different species of birds, of all shapes and sizes. Also, fresh water meets the sea, making it a perfect habitat for them.

Ride a sports car

Norfolk is a home to Snetterton, a fantastic track that is regularly raced on by motorbikes and touring cars including GT cars and classic sports cars. If you want to unleash the devil in you, book yourself onto a track day. There are tracks designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced racers.

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Taste beers and whiskeys

However, if you want to unwind and chill, you can visit English Whiskey Co. that offers whiskey and beer tastings. Ten Balls also hosts whiskey tasting evenings. There are also smaller breweries that also provide you samples of their beers, wines, and whiskeys. Plus, you can get the chance to learn the brewing process.

Swim endlessly

Wild Swimming is a huge thrill for some adventure seekers out there. It is a great way to explore some of the beauty of Norfolk’s waterways. The Broads is a perfect choice where there is a number of spots best for taking a dip on warm summer’s day. Also, The River Bure is a beautiful stretch where you can swim endlessly. If you are a beginner, you can check out The Canoe Man to swim with others who know the area.

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Be a nature-lover

You can also get in touch with nature with their interactive adventure parks. You can discover Norfolk’s most loved characters. There are various activities provided including tree climbing and boat tripping. You can also go to Pensthorpe Natural Park to get a closer look at the British wildlife. Their Wildrootz play area is perfect for kids and young-at-heart.

Visit Wroxham Barns

This beautiful place is one of the most visited by tourists. It is a home for handmade crafts made by the locals of Norfolk. There is also a wide variety of souvenirs. Also, there is the Junior Farm where you can feed the animals and meet new. This is perfect for kids and adults alike.

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Relax in spas

If you want to calm your senses, head to Congham Hall which is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. They provide spa treatments and serve delicious food and drink at their restaurant. There are also other wellness spas in the Norfolk countryside.

So what are you waiting for? Get out of your hotel, pack up and do these activities. Enjoy!

7 Amazing Churches in Norfolk

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England is made up of historic churches that showcase how religion flourished in the land. Churches are very important for the people in England where they can express their strong faith in God. Some of these historic churches are found in Norfolk. Check out this list of 7 churches we find amazing:

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St. Helen’s Church, Ranworth

St. Helen’s, also known as The Cathedral of the Broads was built in the 15th century. Visitors can climb their tower with 89 steps and 2 ladders to see the amazing view of the surrounding Norfolk broads. Within the church, a 15th century illuminated liturgical book called the RanworthAntiphoner steals the attention of the churchgoers.

All Saints Church, Burnham Thorpe

This village was the birthplace of Horatio Nelson and his father, Edmund Nelson who was the rector of All Saints. Horatio returned to Burnham Thorpe after spending over five years in the Navy. There he started his role as captain of the church. Now you can see amazing memorabilia of the Nelson family. All Saints church was renovated with stones from the nearby church in Burnham Sutton.

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St. Mary’s Church, Happisburgh

St. Mary’s is a large 15th-century church with a tower that stands 110 feet. The west tower is one of the most luxurious and finest in East Anglia. You can reach the top of the tower in 133 steps where you can overlook the sea and the graveyard of the many sailors who died in the sea.

St. Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea

This church is also a large structure built around 1250. It stands in the middle of the village and high ridge where you get an amazing view of the church from Salthouse Heath. The church also houses a wealth of medieval misericords, a late medieval Seven Sacrament font, 15th-century glass, and several excellent 15th and 16th-century memorial brasses, among others.

St. Mary’s Church, Roughton

This church has one of the most ancient round towers in East Anglia. The tower is believed to be of Saxon origin while the main body of the building is Victorian. Its Saxon influence is revealed by the circular double-splayed windows, as well as the triangular-headed double bell arches.

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St. Andrew’s Church, Holt

St. Andrew Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Norfolk that is built around 14th century. It was devastated badly by a fire in 1708, however, William Butterfield remodeled the church in 1862. Inside the church were the unusual Chaucer Window, depicting scenes from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and the circular 12th-century font, carved with fleur-de-lys symbols.

St. Martin’s Church, Thompson

St. Martin’s church was built around 1300. It was administered and run by priests founded by the Shardlowe family. The church highlights their woodwork including an early 17th-century poppy head bench ends, a 1330 chancel screen, pulpit, and late medieval misericords.

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5 Most Incredible Castles in Norfolk

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If you want to revisit the rich history and heritage of England, you can head to Norfolk and discover some of their best medieval structures. If you are some daredevil and do not want to stay in hotels, then you can go to these five most incredible castles:

Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle is a medieval royal wall in the city of Norwich. It was founded after the Norman conquest of England when William the Conqueror ordered its construction because he wanted to have a defense place in the city of Norwich. It was his only castle in East Anglia and was one of the 12 heritage sites in Norwich. In 1894, the Norwich Museum was moved to this castle and has been the museum there ever since which is now called Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

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Castle Rising

Castle Rising is a ruined medieval fortification in Norfolk, England built in around 1140 AD. Castle Rising is among the finest living examples of its kind with the massive surrounding earthworks. It has served as a hunting lodge, royal residence, and has even housed a mental patient during the 18th century. During the 15th century, the castle became more popular of its hunting facilities rather than its military equipment.

The most controversial time in its history was when it came to Edward III’s mother, Queen Isabella, following her participation in the murder of her husband Edward II.

Castle Acre Castle

This castle is also a medieval fortification built after the Norman Conquest by William de Warenne at the intersection of the River Nar and Peddars Way. After the civil war in England in 1135, the third earl also named William, set about improving the defense of the castle. He built tall keeps on top of the motte, strengthening the surrounding earthworks with stone walls. In the 21st century, Castle Acre Castle has been managed by English Heritage and has been open to visitors.

Baconsthorpe Castle

Baconsthorpe Castle is a moated and fortified manor house built by John Heydon and Sir Henry Heydon in the 15th century. Now it has become a ruin to the north of the Village of Baconsthorpe, constructed of flint with some brick. The curtain walls are complete which include the remains of towers, forming a square court. The remains of a three-story gatehouse with a two-story projection for the drawbridge are in the center of the south wall. It is administered by English Heritage and is freely accessible to the people.

Burgh Castle

This castle is a civil parish and village in the English county of Norfolk. It has been a site of one of the many Roman forts constructed to hold defense against the Saxon raids up the river of the south and east coasts of Southern Britain. Three of its imposing stone walls still survive making this among of the few best preserved Roman monuments in Britain. The fourth wall was destroyed a long time ago. Around the castle was a wildlife haven and panoramic view over Breydon Water.

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Best Hotels in Norfolk

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Norfolk is one of the best holiday destinations in England, with their incredible beaches and beautiful landmarks. If you are planning to spend your holidays here, check out these 5 top hotels you can stay with your friends and family. These hotels are highly-recommended and best rated by The Telegraph.

The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms is a traditional pub located four miles from the beaches of North Norfolk coast. There are historic parks and churches built near the hotel. They are notable for their astonishing collection of modern art on the walls featuring the works of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Lucian Freud, Glenn Brown, Glenn Ligon, Beatriz Milhazes, Albert Oehlen, Paula Rego, Frank Auerbach and many others. Further, they have sculptures all around the area. Their bedrooms are designed by Robert Kime who also brought marbles from Egypt for the design. They serve a variety of food ranging from spicy aubergine to crispy duck salads. Their rooms are available for £95 per night.

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The Assembly House

The Assembly House was designed by architect Thomas Ivory in 1754 located in Norwich, Norfolk. It is also adjacent to Theatre Royal and shopping centers. Further, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes around. The hotel showcases original Georgian features including marble fireplaces, ornate plasterwork, and wooden paneling. Some of their rooms are decorated by interior designer Annabel Grey. The rooms have patterned fabrics, wall paintings, and contemporary artworks, as well as modern touches. They also have a Georgian dining room offering a wide variety of teas and sandwiches. You can stay here for £140 per night.

The Boathouse

Located at Ormesby Broad, Norfolk, The Boathouse boasts the view of the riverbanks which they regarded as perfect for fine country dining, luxurious accommodations and wedding celebrations. It is built with a classic touch, basically a restaurant with boutique rooms. They have rooms of different sizes, all with Wi-Fi, TV, tea and coffee makers, air-conditioner and more. They also offer classic pub dishes such as burgers, pies, fish, and chips. With just £85 per night, you can feel at The Boathouse.

The Hoste

The Hoste is a luxury boutique hotel located in the pretty village of Burnham Market, a couple of miles from the spectacular North Norfolk coastline. The Hoste was recognized as one of the leading cool hotels in 2017 by The Times. They have a historic bar, wellness spa, cinema, garden, fitness center, restaurants and 62 luxurious bedrooms. Their rooms are filled with ornate chandeliers and gilt mirrors. Plus, you can enjoy their menus offering seafood, ham and cheese, desserts and Vegetarian options. For only £80 per night, you can feel the luxurious lifestyle with The Hoste.

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The Norfolk Mead Hotel

This country house is located at a riverside in Norfolk. It follows a sophisticated Georgian design with dark furnishings, unframed artworks, attractive upholstered chairs and comfortable sofas. They have amazing services and facilities including facial, massage and waxing spa. All of their rooms are contemporary and stylish, especially their Chanterelle, the main house with views over the lawn. One can feel relaxed here in just £135 per night.

There are other hotels you can choose from that perfectly suit your taste and budget.