And no, one isn’t the ‘Norfolk Broads’
While planning our Norfolk road trip and during our visit, we found out some interesting facts & snippets of information about this East Anglian county.
Even though Norfolk isn’t a million miles away from where we live in the southeast of the UK, there are still things you are unaware of, or niggling bits of knowledge in your mind, that you think you know about a place but not too sure until you go digging a little further.
Some of you may already know this, but here is what we found out.
Even though Norfolk isn’t a million miles away from where we live in the southeast of the UK, there are still things you are unaware of. Niggling bits of knowledge in your mind, that you think you know about a place but not too sure until you go digging a little further.
- Norwich has two cathedrals
- Norfolk has over 90 miles of beautiful coastline
- Colman's English Mustard
- World War I Heroine
- Grab your bucket and spade
- Norfolk's famous architect son, George Skipper
- Norfolk's famous nautical son, Lord Nelson
- All Aboard the "Poppy Line"
- Discover the local Norfolk flint
- Captain George Vancouver, HMS Discovery
- Visit the Royal Retreat of Sandringham Estate
- Cromer's wandering Bagot goats
Also, what we noticed about Norwich was a large number of churches in the city. We’ve since found out that Norfolk (and it isn’t a huge county) has over 650 churches.
Edith Cavell was a nurse during the First World War, and she infamously sheltered Allied forces & helped over 200 escape, for this Edith was tried and executed behind enemy lines.
A state funeral was given to Edith Cavell at Westminster Abbey, and a fitting memorial is by Norwich Cathedral.
A Norfolk Road Trip
George Skipper was very well known in Norfolk for his architectural designs.
Not only was he the mind behind the Art Nouveau Royal Arcade in Norwich, but he also designed the elegant Hotel de Paris, that sits on the cliff top at Cromer looking down over the pier.
Escape for a few days
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If you're intrigued by Norfolk, a UK county with an interesting past, then why not check out "The Little Book of Norfolk". Full of facts and obscure information. It's a fun read on the region.
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A little more of Norfolk
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