Places to Visit in Norfolk
If you choose to make Castaways the base for your holiday, there is a great choice of things to do and places to visit a short drive away. If you are an astronomer we are told it is a great place for stargazing. You may even see a seal from our beach.
There are too many places to visit to list, but here are a few ideas for a great days out...
Go boating or fishing on the famous Norfolk Broads. If you prefer, find a waterside pub and watch the world go by. You can hire boats from Wroxham, located only 11 miles from Castaways.
North Norfolk Railway
Take a nostalgic trip on a steam train from Sherringham to Holt or www.nnrailway.co.uk
Or take the Bure Valley Railway from Wroxham to Alysham
Go to Great Yarmouth or Newmarket Flat Racing or Fakenham National Hunt Racing. There is also greyhound racing and motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium.
Spend a day shopping and sightseeing in Norwich or visit the Castle Museum or Norwich Cathedral. Norwich is famous as the home of Coleman’s mustard and Norwich City Football Club. Norwich is the cultural centre of East Anglia and offers a wide selection of theatres, art galleries, cinemas, shops, restaurants and bars.
Take the kids crabbing on the Cromer Pier and then go and relive the good old day at the famous end-of-pier seaside special!
Visit Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach and then catch a show with circus performers and comedians including Jethro, Jimmy Carr and Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown.
Family Days Out
Pleasure wood Hills Theme Park
Banham Zoo - visit the monkeys!
Pensthorpe Trust - Nature Park
Norfolk Association of Top Attractions
Local History and Museums
There are many muesum, castle and English Heritage Sites to explore in Norfolk
English Heritage www.english-heritage.org.uk
National Trust www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Sandringham Estate The Norfolk retreat of HM The Queen.
Blickling Hall Country House
Felbrigg Hall Country House
Walsingham A place of pilgrimage for many centuries.
Letheringsett Warermill - A working watermill
Mundesley Maritime Museum in a former coastguards lookout Tel : 01263 720 879
Arts and crafts
Birchingham Gallery, Holt
Doddle Pots Make your own pots
Cat Pottery by Jenny Winstanley in North Walsham
Simply explore the countryside with nature reserves at Cley, Blakney, Brancaster and Hickling Broad where you might be luck enough to see a rare bittern. Take a boat trip from Morston Quay to see the seals at Blakney Point.
Bird Watching/ Nature Reserves
Walking in Norfolk
Peddars Way / Norfolk Costal Path
walk this ancient trail though areas of outstanding natural beauty
The Norfolk Coast Cycleway
Cycling is no longer allowed on the Norfolk Coastal Path, but cyclists can follow this route of little country lanes along the North Norfolk coast
A landscape of heathlands, farmland, forests and wildlife
LOCAL FOOD, DRINK AND CRAFTS
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Sea and Freshwater Fishing
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