There’s an old saying that folks in Norfolk ‘have one foot on the land, and one in the sea’ although in truth there’s a whole watery grey area in between. Seemingly spread by palette knife in a wide coastal arc, Norfolk is drizzled with inland waterways. The idyllic Norfolk Broads beckon for boating holidays. Bird-watchers flock to its marshy nature reserves, and the county’s shingly coastline is a largely unspoilt crescent, fringed by pretty flint houses and boats hauling in fresh shellfish. And when you’ve had enough peace and quiet, you can always head for bustling county town, Norwich; which in addition to castle, cathedral and medieval churches galore has the liveliest pubs, clubs and restaurants around.