Norfolk

Blickling blossom and daffodils in spring

Big skies, a stunning coastline, magnificent houses and gardens. You're spoilt for choice in Norfolk.

Places to visit

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View from the top of the gazebo viewing tower

Where you can visit 

We're reopening the places you love in Norfolk, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to Blickling Estate, Felbrigg Hall, Oxburgh Hall and Sheringham Park, especially at busy times such as weekends and over the festive period.

Signs of spring

Track the spread of blossom with this #BlossomWatch Twitter map

Track blossom sightings on our map 

As nature wakes up for spring, you can see people participating in #BlossomWatch with this map, which is powered by your tweets. You can also find out more about how you can spread the joy of spring on Twitter with #BlossomWatch.

Places you can visit

Days out on your doorstep
Places to stay
Exterior of Mustard Pot, Cromer, Norfolk

Places to stay 

Whether you're looking to stay in a romantic retreat with a loved one or idyllic cottage with friends. Choose from gatehouses, watermills, even a large manor house for your next holiday in Norfolk.

In the news...
Chocolate and Boer War Helmet Oxburgh Hall

121-year-old chocolate discovered at Oxburgh Hall 

Chocolate commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1900, still within its original wrapper and tin, has been discovered in a Boer War helmet at Oxburgh Hall.

House Steward Ellie, cleans the State Bedroom carpet

Ground breaking new pest control trial at Blickling Hall

We're beginning a ground breaking new pest-control trial, using natural methods in a combination not previously used in a heritage setting to tackle clothes moths.

A Sandwich Tern flying to feed a fish to its chick

Best breeding season for rare little terns for 25 years

One of the UK’s few remaining little tern colonies at Blakeney National Nature Reserve has had its most successful season for 25 years thanks to a lack of disturbance, few predators and a helping of luck. This year, nesting pairs of little terns fledged over 200 chicks at Blakeney Point.

Cow (female) bonding with her seal pup

The way we count seal pups is changing at England's largest grey seal colony

The grey seal colony at Blakeney National Nature Reserve is expanding at such a rate, rangers are having to change the way we count the new-born pups.

Anna Forrest, Curator, holding a document at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Archaeologist discovers rare items under the floor of Oxburgh Hall

An archaeologist working alone through lockdown in the attic rooms of Oxburgh Hall has uncovered thousands of rare items under the floorboards. The variety, age and significance of the items found and what they reveal make it a unique discovery.

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Oxburgh Hall scaffolding

Oxburgh Hall's Roof Project

Follow our most ambitious restoration project to date, which will secure the future of this 500 year old building. Along the way we'll share our discoveries, life behind the scenes and opportunities to take a closer look.