Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Around King’s Lynn

Sandringham

Both monarchists and those bemused by the English system will have plenty to mull over here, at the Queen's country estate. It's set in 25 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, and wandering around...

Top ChoiceDeli in Cley-next-the-Sea

Picnic Fayre

A deli to ditch the diet for, crammed full of imaginative versions of English picnic classics – pork pies with chorizo, sausages smothered with sweet-chilli sauce, and home-baked lavender bread. Plus gooey...

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Norwich Cathedral

Norwich's most impressive landmark is a magnificent Anglican cathedral. Its barbed spire soars higher than any in England except Salisbury's, while the size of its cloisters is second to none. Highlights include...

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Norwich Castle

Crowning a hilltop overlooking central Norwich, this massive 12th-century castle is one of England’s best-preserved examples of Anglo-Norman military architecture. Its superb interactive museum crams in lively...

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Museum of Norwich

Stay on your best behaviour: 14th-century Bridewell is a former house of correction, a 'prison for women, beggars and tramps'. Displays here explore Norwich’s prominence as England's second city in the Middle...

Top ChoiceFish & Chips in Norwich

Grosvenor Fish Bar

At this groovy chippy-with-a-difference, chips come with fresh cod goujons, a 'Big Mack' is a crispy mackerel fillet in a bread roll, and the 'Five Quid Squid' (squid rings with garlic aioli) really is £5. Either...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Cromer

Davies

Less a fish shop, more a local institution – at Davies the crab is caught by its own day boat (the Richard William) and then boiled, cracked and dressed on-site. Other treats include cockles, mussels and homemade...

Top ChoiceModern British in Burnham Deepdale

White Horse

The White Horse gastropub's imaginative menu more than sets it apart from its competitors. Seasonal Norfolk ingredients pepper the menu – you might see foraged wild garlic, local duck rillettes, tempura...

Top ChoiceWildlife Reserve in Holkham

Holkham National Nature Reserve

Beach, dunes, salt marsh, grazing marsh, pinewoods and scrub – a high number of habitats pack into 37-sq-km Holkham Reserve. It's easily accessed from the car park at Lady Anne’s Dr in Holkham village. From...

Top ChoiceModern British in Norwich

Roger Hickman's

Understated elegance is everywhere here: pale floorboards, white linen and unobtrusive service. Dishes might include confit salmon and rabbit or blow-torched mackerel – flair, imagination and a simple dedication...

Top ChoicePub in Norwich

Birdcage

Formica tables, chilled tunes, cupcakes and cocktails make this beatnik drinking den a one-of-a-kind delight. Book for a Bums life-drawing session (yes, really; £4, Tuesday 7pm) or ferry in fish and chips from...

Historic Building in Norwich

Blickling Hall

Largely remodelled in the 17th century for Sir Henry Hobart, James I's chief justice, Blickling Hall began life in the 11th century as a manor house and bishop's palace. The grand Jacobean state rooms are stuffed...

Historic Building in Around King’s Lynn

Houghton Hall

Built for Britain's first de-facto prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, in 1730, Palladian-style Houghton Hall is worth seeing for the ornate staterooms alone, where stunning interiors overflow with gilt,...

Gallery in Norwich

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The region's most important centre for the arts is housed in the first major public building by renowned architect Norman Foster. Its eclectic collections include works by Picasso, Moore, Degas and Bacon, which...

Nature Reserve in Cley-next-the-Sea

Cley Marshes

One of England's premier birdwatching sites, Cley Marshes has more than 300 resident bird species, plentiful migrants and a network of walking trails and bird hides amid its golden reeds.Even if you're not into...

Museum in North Coast Norfolk

Museum of the Broads

Learn about the traditional Broads' boats (called wherries), the marshmen who gathered reeds and sedge for thatching, and local history and lifestyles at this modest museum. Displays cover everything from early...

Castle in Around King’s Lynn

Castle Rising

There's something bordering on ecclesiastical about the beautifully embellished keep of this castle, built in 1138 and set in the middle of a massive earthwork – unsurprisingly it shares stonemasons with some of...

Cafe in Cromer

Rocket House

Rocket House delivers an airy interior and widescreen sea views, thanks to a balcony that almost overhangs the waves. Light dishes include ploughman's with Norfolk Dapple and Binham Blue cheese, locally smoked...

Brasserie in Norwich

Library

The chef here has a penchant for grilling over wood-smoke; smoky flavours infuse everything from chicken, lamb and beef to fennel seeds. It's a hit, as is the setting – with Victorian bookcases lining the walls...

Museum in King's Lynn

Lynn Museum

High points here include a large hoard of Iceni gold coins and the Seahenge Gallery, which tells the story behind the construction and preservation of the early Bronze Age timber circle, which survived for 4000...