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Best things to do in Norfolk

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“love this place. Just pay £3.50 for the car park and the wooden treetops park is free. Explore the hall and see the deer run free.”
54local recommendations
Museum
“Queen's summer residence with a beautiful estate (the woods are free to visit)”
26local recommendations
Museum
“Towering over Norwich, the castle has seen many changes in the city, but has remained a beautiful constant. You can definitely while away a few hours here, walking round the museum, into the stunning keep and down into the dungeons...if you dare! There is a cafe, and the parking is, well, right underneath it, in Castle mall shopping centre.”
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Church
“A joy to walk around inside, and outside through the cloisters, and don’t be surprised if you end up walking out into the most beautiful little mews of cottages at the back! The cathedral was begun in 1096 and constructed out of flint and mortar and faced with a cream-coloured Caen limestone. An Anglo-Saxon settlement and two churches were demolished to make room for the buildings. The cathedral was completed in 1145 with the Norman tower still seen today topped with a wooden spire covered with lead. Several episodes of damage necessitated rebuilding of the east end and spire but since the final erection of the stone spire in 1480 there have been few fundamental alterations to the fabric.”
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Café
“Love this place. Great for a day out. Feed the birds, watch the birds. It also has an Inside and outside play area.”
45local recommendations
Park
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“Owned by the National Trust, Blickling Hall is a breath-taking red brick mansion with stunning gardens. ”
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Amusement Park
“Just one of the brilliant amusements close by to Fielding Cottage Norfolk Holidays, let your children go 'Wild' in a woodland themed adventure park. ”
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Park
“Fielding Cottage Norfolk Holidays, is approximately twenty minutes away from the infamous Norfolk Broads. We would recommend Wroxham as the best place to hire a boat, but The Broads, has far more to offer, from historic buildings, culture, fishing, walking, nature … good food! ”
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Theatre
“The Theatre Royal Norwich is an art deco theatre and has been part of Norwich for over 250 years. It holds a variety of shows throughout the year including a traditional Christmas panto. ”
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Cinema
“Not just a cinema! Cinema city has a great restaurant and bar, and is ideal for pre-movie drinks and food”
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Garden
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“There is a secret free car park (ask us for directions) if you are not National Trust Members. Lovely walks.”
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Park
“Lovely Beach in both directions from pay car park - good for dog walking even in poorer weather tas you can walk under fir trees all the way along to Wells. Have a llok at the tide times as can be miles out to the sea when low tide.”
25local recommendations
Zoo Exhibit
“Banham Zoo is 15 minutes drive south of the Cartlodge, it’s a pretty zoo and lovely on a sunny day. There is a car boot sale held next door every Sunday too!”
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Establishment
“Go here for lunch. Grab a few bites to eat, some fresh fruit from Follands Organics, a fresh coffee from Little Red Roaster and some vegan churros from the Chorizo guys. This will become a favorite spot, no doubt.”
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Café
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“Lovely views out to the marshes of Cley. Pretty cafe with space for children to play. Also has pizza/tapas evenings. Pick your own fruit”
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Establishment
“Palladian Mansion built for Britain's First Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Award-winning Walled Garden. Contemporary sculptures, Deer Park, Café, Gift Shop, Soldier Museum”
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