In East Anglia, Norfolk is a mostly rural county with rich farmland beloved for its big skies, windmills, country towns and waterways.
The fabulous heritage city of Norfolk is loaded with period architecture and has a spellbinding cathedral, prized as one of England’s finest pieces of Norman heritage.
On the coast you have a choice of lively seaside resorts or traditional fishing and crabbing towns, many with huge sandy beaches.
One of the things that makes Norfolk special is its difficult relationship with water: The wetlands and wide rivers in the dreamy Norfolk Broads are the result of a monumental flood in medieval times.
Now the Broads are a hit with tourists in summer who come for barge holidays and watersports.
Lets explore the best places to visit in Norfolk:
The city’s Cathedral is a wonder, completed quickly in the Norman style and clad with a cream-coloured limestone brought all the way from Caen.
Some gothic changes and extensions were made in the centuries years that followed, like the two storey cloister, the only one of its kind in England.
Norwich Museum also has Norman origins and houses the city’s museum, the place where you’ll encounter the ancient Queen Boudica, an English national icon, or the Snettisham Hoard, a gold treasure from the Iron Age.
See what’s on at the modern Forum, which puts on the exhibitions and shows, and potter around the city’s beautiful old areas like Elm Hill and the banks of River Wensum.