Norfolk was the most populated and prosperous county in England – which is why it has the UK’s greatest concentration of medieval churches. Today, it’s famous for a slower pace of life. The regional capital Norwich has a remarkable cathedral, a Norman Castle, cobbled streets and more Tudor buildings than London. Norfolk's second town is Kings Lynn with its Historic Quarter, Purfleet Quay and Town Hall.
A trip to Norfolk wouldn’t be complete without zipping up your life jacket and jumping in a boat to explore the Norfolk Broads. So much of the Broads can't be reached by road, with hidden places, perfect fishing spots and close encounters with wildlife at every turn there is fun for the whole family.
The coast is dotted with intriguing villages – many were home to smuggling and piracy when local ports overflowed with spices and fine silks. There’s Blakeney with its flint cottages, tea-rooms and inns. And Burnham Market, known as ‘Chelsea on sea’ due to its upmarket shops and clientele.
Holidays in Norfolk has its classic seaside attractions, too – from the piers at Cromer and funfair at Great Yarmouth to the lighthouses at Hunstanton and Happisburgh, Norfolk really does have something for everyone.