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Explore Norfolk As Part Of Your Great Yarmouth Holiday
Norfolk is one of the UK’s leading holiday destinations, with an excellent array of places to visit and things to do and see, welcoming visitors of all ages. For holidaymakers staying in Great Yarmouth, the resort is well positioned to explore some of best bits of the county, including the stunning Norfolk Broads, the unspoilt beaches and the many, varied attractions. If you’re holidaying with small children Norfolk has a good selection of places to visit that are both fun and educational. The attractions range from searching for dinosaurs through woodland to learning about Shire horses, along with play barns and animal farms for really young children. For older children and teenagers Norfolk also has something to offer with a good range of activities, such as adrenaline fuelled rides at amusement parks, shopping, cinemas and mountain biking. Yet, if it rains during your visit then the county is fully prepared for the unpredictable British weather too with good indoor attractions including the Sealife Centre in Great Yarmouth, and great family activities such as swimming and bowling.
Alongside the attractions and outdoor adventure activities the county has a wealth of museums and historic houses that bring the area’s history to life. Nestled in the beautiful countryside, majestic stately homes and parkland, including picturesque Somerleyton Hall and Blickling Hall, owned by the National Trust, are waiting to be discovered. The historical seaside towns of Great Yarmouth and Cromer also have a great range of museums that document Norfolk’s maritime history. Make the most of today and the past with a day out in the historic city of Norwich. For shopping, sightseeing or just simply exploring, the city is just 20 miles from Great Yarmouth and is definitely worth a visit.
Now one of the top ten places to shop in the UK with not one but two shopping centres, plus a Norman Cathedral and impressive castle, museums, art galleries, and much more, there’s plenty for everyone to do whatever their passion or interest. Out of the town and into the countryside, there are numerous ways to explore Norfolk with the county having some fantastic steam railways, cycle routes and walks. The best of these include the North Norfolk Railway, based on the coast in Sheringham, and the Peddars Way and Coast Path that are part of the National Trails network. And of course with the Norfolk Broads, there are opportunities to take to the water either on a cruise or by hiring a boat. Not surprisingly the varying habitats in Norfolk are a haven for nature and birds of all sorts, so birdwatchers and nature lovers should definitely bring their binoculars. The long stretch of Norfolk coastline is home to some of the most protected habitats in the UK, with fragile ecosystems such as heathland, salt marshes and tidal wetland. An internationally recognised stretch of coastline, it is home to some of the UK’s most important bird reserves, including the RSPB site at Titchwell, which gets over 100,000 visitors a year. Further down the coast it is possible to either walk, a good 4 miles over shingle, or catch a boat from the village of Morston, to see the seal colony at the end of Blakeney Point. So whatever you want from your holiday Norfolk has a great range of attractions to offer to all age groups and audiences – with Great Yarmouth providing an ideal base from which to explore.
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