Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Norwich

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 the…
Top Choice Historic Building in Around King’s Lynn

Sandringham

Both monarchists and those bemused by the English system will have plenty to mull over at this, the Queen's country estate. It's set in 25 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, and wandering around sumptuous r…
Top Choice Museum in Norwich

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 exhi…
Top Choice Museum in Norwich

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Best be 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 Age…
Top Choice Wildlife 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 there, r…
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 wi…
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, tapestries,…
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 bird…
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 sett…
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 Eas…