Norfolk, "The Northern People"

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and, to the north-west, The Wash.

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Best time to visit

Spring is a good time to visit if visitors prefer the weather to be mild to warm and offers an alternative to visiting in peak summer. From March to May the average daytime temperatures are between 9°C and 16°C.



Norfolk has a long association with the Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain, from William I, who established Norwich Castle as a royal palace soon after The Norman Conquest, to Elizabeth II whose private home, Sandringham is in the west of the county.



Experience over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, the unique Broads National Park, forests and heathland, internationally important nature reserves, picturesque market towns, amazing birdwatching and the fabulous seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Wells-next-the-Sea and Hunstanton.


Hospitals & Health Centres

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main hospital. The hospital has a GP-led Health Centre that offers walk-in, fast and convenient access to healthcare advice and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. The Walk-in Centre is open from 08:00 until 20:00, 7 days a week, and you do not need an appointment.


Ideal for

Norfolk has something for everyone, from the magic of the Norfolk Broads to the beautiful coastal towns and cathedral cities. With few hills, it’s ideal for walking and cycling too.



A stay at Norfolk would not be complete without visiting Thorpe Forest or the mystical network of rivers and lakes which is home to a quarter of the nation’s rarest species. Cycle, walk, sail, canoe, fish or simply sit and savour; whatever you choose, the Broads will reward.



A good way to take in the sights is on Norfolk’s longest narrow-gauge railway, which runs through the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Norfolk has plenty of museums such as Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. Another excellent attraction is the English Whisky Company, which is well worth a visit, whatever the weather.


Travel Information

Norwich has excellent road links, regular train services and an airport less than five miles from the city centre. For those travelling by sea there is a ferry port at Harwich, while there is also a second airport in the East Anglia region allowing travellers to reach us from destinations all over the world. Greater Anglia trains leave London's Liverpool Street Station every 30 minutes.


Discover Norfolk on a photography tour

The beautiful Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
Norfolk has many beautiful hidden locations to visit!
There are some fabulous beaches on Norfolk's coast. Some attract thousands like Great Yarmouth, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cromer. And then there are some where you can escape the crowds and enjoy beautiful stretches of beach almost to yourself.
The Great Eastern Pingo Trail is a gentle 8km walk along the route of the old Crab and Winkle Railway line. This walk takes you past a nature reserve and meadow dotted with Shetland ponies.
From the smart Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham to the Georgian town of Holt, the North Norfolk Railway runs through the county’s most stunning coastal scenery.



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