“Standing in the heart of Norfolk's undulating fields with uninterrupted views.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Great Bircham, Norfolk
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Set in the heart of Norfolk, Bircham Windmill is a delightful family run visitor attraction. Visitors can climb the Windmill Museum, Bake their own bread in the original bakery and enjoy homemade tea and cakes and lunches in the tearooms. Outside there are animals, a playarea for small children, the miller’s cottage and bygone videos to see too. We bake bread and cakes daily to sell and also make our own cheese on site.
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About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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