Norfolk, I fell in love with you the minute I arrived.
Norfolk is yet another example of the natural beauty we have here in the UK. Proof that you don’t always need to go to an exotic destination to get a coastline like this one.
Nope this is not Australia, this is England…
Did you miss my weekend in Norfolk? See all my photos and what I got up to here.
Norfolk is a county on the East Coast of England. The county town is Norwich.
I’ve saved all the places in this post on a very handy Google Map for you!
If you’re coming from further afield, Norwich City has an airport with domestic flights (although you can connect in Amsterdam for international flights), or London airports are within easy reach by train or coach (Stansted is the closest). Check SkyScanner for good deals on flights!
Buses go regularly throughout the county: check timetables at www.travelineeastanglia.co.uk. Trains go to the larger cities of Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn regularly.
To be more flexible, take your car (or hire one) make it a road trip!
If you’re staying in one area with accommodation close to everything you want to see, Norfolk is a beautiful area to walk around. Walking is a great way to keep fit and to reduce your carbon footprint!
In terms of which area to stay in, if I were you I’d stay near the North Norfolk Coast or the Broads, as these areas are beautiful! But if you want better public transport access and to be nearer the city, Norwich might be better for you.
When I went to Norfolk for the weekend, we stayed in an Oxburgh Lodge at Norfolk Woods Resort and Spa, a gorgeous contemporary resort that is nestled within the Norfolk countryside and around a 30 minute drive from the coast. It was perfect for the girly weekend I’d planned and felt like a luxurious home from home. Check out my whole weekend at the Oxburgh Lodge here.
This is such a stunning part of England, it would be a shame to miss out on all the outstanding beauty surrounding you! Click here for a variety of walks to suit every level of fitness.
Whether it be the famous Sandringham where Kate and William live, or other stunning estates such as Holkham, Blickling or Felbrigg, don’t miss out on the opportunity to soak up a bit of British culture.
The Christmas services are said to give you goosebumps!
Obviously being careful not to tread on any flowers! While you’re in the area, go to the Norfolk Lavender tea rooms and grab yourself a cuppa and some souvenirs!
A super alternative part of the city with lots of charity shops, indie cafes and kooky pubs.
“Norfolk is possibly most famous for the man-made Broads, a National Park with over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside and studded with charming and picturesque towns and villages.” (Visit Norfolk)
Honestly, we could have been in Australia when we went! It’s dreamy at sunset too. Holkham beach has been voted the best beach in the UK, and it’s easy to see why.
Sandy beaches, museums, great food, and access to the Coastal Walking Trail make this a great destination for a holiday on the Norfolk Coast.
The famous red and white cliffs are particularly beautiful at sunset.
Look up at the sky at night! There’s so little light pollution in this area of England, so you can see all the twinkling little stars in all their glory.
What were your favourite spots? I’d love to know!
Love as always + happy adventuring,
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