Steeped in history, Holkham Hall has the perfect setting surrounded by parkland rich in wildlife. Take in a spot of culture and visit the magnificent 18th-century family home of the Earls of Leicester. Learn about Holkham’s unique agricultural heritage in the Field to Fork Experience with its interactive displays, explore the park hiring bikes or boats, have fun in the children’s woodland adventure play area and round off with a visit to the beautiful 6-acre walled garden.
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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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