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Contrasting the energy of the city you’ll be spoilt for choice of stimulating natural places to go beyond the city limits.

The county of Norfolk enjoys a tranquil coastline strewn with deserted beaches and small fishing communities. Under two hours from London and with its own international airport connecting it via Amsterdam with hundreds of destinations worldwide, Norwich is a well connected hub.

Students eating ice lollies at the beack

Coastline

The county of Norfolk enjoys a tranquil coastline strewn with deserted beaches and small fishing communities, as well as tourist attractions such as Great Yarmouth Pleasurebeach.

The River Wensum

The Norfolk Broads National Park

The world famous Norfolk Broads comprises a network of shallow lakes and connecting rivers stretching over 200km.

Market towns

Norwich is surrounded by market towns which offer excellent countryside walks, market days and gastro pubs. Local produce includes Norfolk cheese, Cromer crab and asparagus.

The Norfolk landscape sends a shiver through my soul.

Raffaella Barker
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National Trust properties

The National Trust is a UK conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces such as houses, gardens, forests, farmland, nature reserves, villages and pubs. The trust protects a number of sites in Norfolk, many of which are open to the public such as the magnificent mansion Blickling Hall which was built in 1616.

Country walks

Keen walkers will find a wealth of opportunities to ramble around Norfolk, with wide open landscapes and coastal, country, fen and forest public walks such as the ancient 93 mile Peddars Way which links the coast to inland Norfolk taking in beautiful countryside and a Roman road.