Delving into a quiet corner of England
Norfolk is a county on the furthest reaches of our eastern coast - looking across towards the Netherlands.
Its relative lack of motorway infrastructure also means that is can be a peaceful region of the country. It can be the butt of some unfortunate jokes due to its perceived isolation from the rest of the UK.
What we know is the seclusion gives us places like Cromer, Wells-next-the-Sea & Sandringham.
Its county town of Norwich has a historic cathedral, and it also has a castle but other than that we are looking forward to learning more.
Norfolk's LandscapeA beautiful county
History & CultureWith Norwich; A City of Stories
Norwich, Norfolk's county town, was awarded the UNESCO Creative City of Literature in 2012.
Probably not unrelated Norwich was home to England's first Public Library.
Therefore we have decided to make the city our base for two nights.
During the late Victorian era, Cromer expanded into a fully-fledged resort.
Many of the Victorian period features, including its charming pier, with elegant promenade, remain.
Therefore we have chosen Cromer as our second destination.
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.
You can pick it up for your Kindle or in good old hardcover. (Depending on region)
Being a coastal county, we can expect a fair share of lighthouses that used to protect shipping from the shoreline. Further inland we'll see more similarities with Holland. With windmills that used to provide the necessary drainage for the lowlands.
We are looking forward to discovering Norwich's historic cathedral, famous Victorian arcade and cobbled lanes.
Escape for a few days
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A taste of NorfolkFood & Drink
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