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Partridge Barn is a 2 bedroom two storey holiday accommodation that sleeps 4 and is located in Norwich, East England. This property is pet friendly allowing for 1 pet. Prices range from £273 to £674 per week and the accommodation has an average rating of 10 out of 10.. Local to Horsham Saint Faith, Drayton, Hainford, Costessey, Ringland
Lovely views over the Tas Valley and a delightful rural setting affording sightings of fox cubs, pheasants and the occasional deer feature at these traditionally restored and very comfortably furnished barns. Exposed beams and Norfolk wood floors create a cosy cottage appeal and each cottage boasts its own private garden. Adjoining the owners’ home, over whose land visitors can enjoy pleasant walks, they lie within a short drive of many attractions including Banham Zoo, steam museums at Bressingham and Forncett, and Wymondham Abbey, as well as the village of Long Stratton and attractive market town of Diss, whilst the medieval city of Norwich is 9 miles. Shop and pubs 1 mile.
At over 500 years old this is a lovely pub within the beautiful town of Diss. Enjoy delicious food or just a drink and relax within wonderful surroundings. Have a night out and watch the fabulous live events often playing at the Cock Inn.
Part of the fun is spotting your favourite Delia recipes appearing in her own restaurant at Norwich Football Ground — seasonal, unfussy food served by friendly young staff. The puddings are especially delicious.
If you're a fan of great Italian food this is the restaurant for you. A family run restaurant serving traditional Italian food perfect for a meal with your partner or to enjoy with your friends and family. Umberto is self-taught and skilled chef cook offering you delicious dishes from Calabria. You are guaranteed to want to visit again.
With great breakfast, lunch and dinner menus Frankie & Benny's is full of variety. Look out for the distinctive neon red sign and feel the wonderful American experience on entry. Sit down to tasty pizza, steaks or Frankie & Benny's specials and, if you have room, treat yourself to a scrumptious dessert.
For a fabulous pizza and Italian food Pizza Express is the place to visit. Offering an endless choice of pizzas and pastas and a fantastic kid's menu this makes for a brilliant family dining experience. Take advantage also of the takeaway service and enjoy an evening in with your favourite pizza.
Located in a beautiful 16th century building Trattoria Rustica makes for your unique Italian experience. Savour the taste of the wonderful Italian foods, made from authentic recipes, whilst admiring the original flint structured walls and exposed timber ceilings. Compliment your meal with a good Italian wine from the extensive wine list.
Set in what was once a Victorian shoe factory this makes for a truly unique restaurant. Offering delicious bar and a la carte menus you will be spoilt for choice. If you are a lover of the grape endeavour to peruse the extensive wine menu which consists of over 100 wines.
For simple and affordable Italian food, amongst a great environment, Zizzi's is the place. The Norwich restaurant is situated in a stunning listed building at the cathedral entrance and close to the City Centre. If the weather is fine why not enjoy your lasagne or Linguine al fresco in the great outside area.
Awarded two Rosettes by the AA Good Food Guide, Chef Patron Andrew Brummell and John Sullivan offer a gourmet menu with an emphasis on superb local seafood. Perfect for an intimate candlelight dinner.
Taste the flavours of the southern and northern states if India in this lovely Indian restaurant. Proudly, the only South Indian restaurant in Norwich you can enjoy seafood, chicken, vegetarian dishes and many more in the relaxed ambiance of this restaurant. There is also a takeaway service offering 10% discount on collection.
Traditional fish and chips are what every family enjoys. The Rembrandt is a family run restaurant that has been serving delicious meals for 14 years. Offering a takeaway service or sit down meals you can enjoy tasty fish in whatever way you wish. Evening meals also consist of mouth-watering starters, pizzas, pies and many more.
You will not miss this vibrant pink coloured establishment proudly stating 'Fine American Food'. Work the American dream with a drink in the sunset bar then embark on tasty burgers, steaks and other delicious foods in the unique booth seating. After you have dined admire the views of the River Wensum and Cow Tower on the lovely patio outside.
The glorious building holding this diner will take you breath away. With two floors and a romantic atmosphere this is perfect for meals with family and friends or for couples. Enjoy the huge range of dishes serving various grills, seafood and pasta the kids will love the Junior Zaks menu.
Exquisite restaurant situated within 10 acres of wooded grounds. Enjoy coffee and cakes all day or sit down to a beautifully prepared lunch. If you are planning a wedding Drayton Old Lodge caters for all your specifications. Fully licensed you will be ensured your day will be fabulous. Make sure you visit the old ruin of the original 1432 lodge.
Home to its own brewery, St Peter's Hall is housed in a former monastery, serving a weekly changing menu that is uncomplicated and very dependent upon local produce, some grown in the surrounding gardens. Surely the former occupants would have thoroughly approved.
A famous Grade II listed 16th century thatched cottage is a more than fitting setting for the talented chef's seasonally based, locally sourced and delicious menu that artfully combines the classic with the contemporary.
Winner of many awards you will be sure to remember your visit to this bar and restaurant. Serving delicious lunch and evening meals with many ingredients locally sourced bellies will be left feeling very happy! For a night with a difference look out for the themed evenings also on offer such as Italian, Greek and Spanish.
This gastro pub takes great pride in serving traditional home cooked food, where the majority of the ingredients are locally sourced, within a forty mile radius.
Food from the oceans is very popular at this well established restaurant. Dedicated and friendly staff serve a good range of interesting fish dishes as well as a wide selection of meat, poultry and game.
For a retro American dining experience Fatso's is brilliant. With a unique interior consisting of souvenirs from the American mobster period you will feel like you have stepped back in time to the 1920's -1930's. Offers affordable dishes from light lunches to main meals and desserts you will truly love your time here and will definitely return.
As well as traditional dishes such as fish pie with cod and prawns, the specials board at the Fisherman's Return features crab, lobster, mussels and a positive cornucopia of locally caught fresh fish.
This splendid French-style restaurant specialises in delicious fish dishes, although carnivores are not completely overlooked and the menu carries a section rather grimly entitled 'Butcher's Corner'.
Innovative enclosures set amongst 35 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens provide sanctuary for almost 1,000 animals from big cats to birds of prey and siamangs to shire horses. Educational animal feeding talks and thrilling Birds of Prey displays also feature.
With an impressive collection of working locomotives and a fabulous 20 acres of gardens housing 8,000 species this is a great family day out! Take part in a steam journey and choose from 4 different journeys. Dad's Army fans will be in their element as this is the official home to the 'Dad's Army Appreciation Society' therefore offering many exhibits.
Melsop farm has special handling areas for some of its wonderful collection of animals of all sizes, shapes and colours. Clown shows and other exciting events are held throughout the season.
You'll have a great family day out at the Dinosaur Adventure park — there's a dinosaur trail, where you can track a T-Rex, the secret animal garden deer safari, the dinosculptor lost world amazing adventure, giant tortoises, raptor races and a fossil workshop. (Wheelchair access available, although a carer is recommended.)
Specialising in the work of artists with an East Anglian connection, The Halesworth Art Gallery aims to 'exhibit modern painting and sculpture of the highest possible standard on a non-profit-making basis and for the general enjoyment for all'.
For over 100 years, this large store has been meeting the needs of holidaymakers visiting the Norfolk Broads. Today, Roys is a unique shopping experience with every kind of shop in one area, from clothes to food.
A fabulous fun and relaxing time for parents and a brilliantly exciting time for kids. Discover the world of the Boggles — tree houses, zip wires and jungle bridges are just some of Bewilderwood's thrilling features.
A great place for all the family, Wroxham Barns has something for everyone — stylish clothes, gifts for home and garden, country foods, Bill LeGrice Roses & Plant Centre, Junior Farm, a children's funfair, 12 craft studios and a restaurant.
With over 60 owls and birds of prey and free flight demonstrations as well as red squirrels, a woodland walk and songbird hide, this sanctuary is well worth a visit. Activities for children include a quiz trail, mini maze and play area.
Thrigby Hall's wildlife gardens house a large range of monkeys, birds, pandas, wild cats and other animals housed in the grounds of Thrigby Hall. Elsewhere in the grounds, you'll find a lake garden based on the legend of the Chinese Willlow Pattern pottery plate.
There are plenty of daily feeding talks and animal encounter sessions, magnificent Birds of Prey display and free safari road train tours around the Park with live commentary on some of the animals you will meet. (No service dogs allowed so as not to cause distress to the animals)
There is always lots to do on the Farm, with daily pony rides, pat-a-pet, meeting Major, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel train rides, pony and cart rides (and harnessing), lamb feeding and pig feeding.
Marvel at the creativity of this beautiful model village right on the Seafront. See all the miniature occupants of the village in action and after dark the village is enchantingly lit up. Also features a model railway which is outstanding. Visit the penny museum and try your luck at crazy golf. Finally, relax in the tea rooms with a delicious homemade cake.
Pleasurewood Hills really is the perfect fun packed day out for all ages — adrenaline fuelled thrills for the bravest adventurers, fun rides for all the family including some just for the little ones, and wonderful shows with sea lions, parrots, acrobats and clowns.
The high speed boat tours of Solebay offer a hugely popular adrenaline rush but on the quieter river trips you can spot marsh harriers, heron, osprey and many types of wading birds, both resident and migratory.
Wander around Victorian street scenes, visit the ironmongers and 19th century Apothecary then pop into a traditional English sweet shop before enjoying 'An Audience with Queen Victoria'. You'll find all this and more at Yesterday's World.
Go Ape at Thetford gives the ultimate in outdoor fun and adventure up amongst the trees. It is located off the beaten track, in the heart of a pine forest that covers 50,000 acres offering ample space and thirty miles of bike and cycle trails, for your use, so don't forget to explore the forest whilst here. There is so much on offer, with a Segway experience, Tarzan Swing, Alpine Zip, Treetop Adventures, there is one to suit both little and bigger adventurers. Safety is paramount and a briefing and run down on the equipment is given before you start your activity, as well as a practise sessions before you head off. They provide all equipment and it is in excellent order and well maintained. The staff are great, so friendly, professional, patient and enthusiastic. There are activities to cater to all age groups making it an ideal family day out, if you take the children here, they will love you. It is well organised and run so your day will go smoothly. Go Ape at Thetford offers a unique experience, complete with fun, laughs and excitement and plenty of challenges and obstacles to overcome but the result is a sense of achievement and satisfaction as well as a memorable experience for all who take part. You will certainly want to return again to maybe try some other activity, highly recommended.
Not one of this exciting new zoo's wide range of animals from tropical South America has been imported from the wild. All the animals, including Jaguar and Spider Monkeys, have arrived through the generosity of other British Zoological Gardens.
Perfect for the bucket and spade brigade, in 2004 this long sandy beach was (scientifically) judged to come third in the top five beaches for building sand castles. And of course Great Yarmouth is the home of seaside entertainment; crazy pirate golf, pony rides, games, bouncy castles and amusement arcades!
Kessingland is home to a lovely stretch of the Suffolk coastline. Remote and often quiet it is a perfect area to while away the hours. It is also ideally located between Lowestoft and Southwold, which boasts a charming pier with excellent arcade games.
Lowestoft's south beach either side of the Claremont Pier has great stretches of soft, golden sand and are immensely popular with locals and tourists alike. The seafront area boasts many attractions including the two piers with amusements, the East Point Pavilion as well as pubs, bars, cafés and ornamental gardens.
Walberswick is a quiet beach popular with families, and makes an interesting change from Southwold. If sunbathing and beach activities should pall, then there's the popular pastime of crabbing nearby. Just catch the 'ferry' from Southwold Harbour or drive down there yourself and purchase the catch of the day.
A wonderful Suffolk beach, with golden sands perfect for sandcastles and sunbathing. Take a dip in the water and visit the old lighthouse, before getting some fish and chips. With an excellent pier, complete with old fashioned amusements and the more traditional arcade games, there is something for everyone. The beach is a regular winner of the acclaimed 'Blue Flag' award, its golden sands perfect for lazy summer days or brisk winter walks.
Caister is another great, long, Norfolk beach, popular with locals and holidaymakers and the perfect place for enjoying a hot summer's day or brisk winter walk. From the beach, you can see the wind turbines out to sea.
Scratby beach is popular with holidaymakers, as there are many holiday parks in the area. Long and sandy, it is good for surfing, sunbathing, sandcastles and walks along the cliff tops.
Dunwich beach is run and maintained by the National Trust in this beautiful and remote part of Suffolk. There are some extremely fine walks to be had on the wild heathland and local wildlife can be found in abundance. There's also a great fish and chip café by the beach and a village pub.
A great favourite with families, the sandy beach at Happisburgh (pronounced 'Haysburgh')stretches for miles in both directions and is dominated by the cliff protection barrier. The village of Happisburgh is within easy reach of Norwich.
Ride through the little parishes south of Norwich, look out for the plentiful local wildlife and admire the lovely countryside. Ride through the delightful village of Brooke with its old worldly features, keep an eye out for a sculpture or two in Bergh Apton and soak up the lovely village atmosphere in the Saxlinghams.
A fairly hilly route on mainly country roads. It would take an average rider approximately 2 hours to complete it as it is just over 21 miles.
Cross the Rivers Yare and Tas, duck under bridges, stroll along old streets and keep an eye out for local wildlife. A great way to explore this part of Norfolk.
Look out for local wildlife and archaeological sites on this pretty little walk around the county. Mainly on quiet country lanes and public footpaths it is a fairly easy walk.
This is a gentle walk of about 4 miles that will probably last roughly 2 hours. Walking the River Chet, one of the quietest Broadland rivers, is a particularly rewarding for those who enjoy spotting wildlife or simply delight in the countryside.
Walk along the Waveney Valley for just under 7 miles and soak up some of the local history and culture. Beginning at Geldston, a village that has been there since Roman times and ending at the lovely little market town of Beccles.
Begin and end at Haddiscoe Bridge on this circular walk in Norfolk. Watch out for windmills and Roman remains.
As you'd expect from Norfolk, this route is fairly flat until you reach the surprisingly hilly city of Norwich. Quiet roads and country lanes wind across the county passed some lovely countryside. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the Norfolk broads.
At just over 7 miles this cycle route is perfect for all abilities. Why not stop at Cotishall riverside green and have a drink in the pub or watch the boats?
Hire yourself a bike and explore the surrounding countryside and the Norfolk Broads. When booking the bikes for three days or more, you can even get your bikes delivered to your holiday home.
There's lots to see on this route. You can pause for a walk along the new boardwalk at Barton Broad, rest awhile on the banks of the River Ant, and return via the riverside beauty spot of Horning, perhaps stopping off at the RAF Radar Museum.
Set in the heart of Thetford forest, Bike-Art is in the perfect location surrounded by thousand of acres of dedicated cycle paths. With a variety of trails for differing abilities there will be something to suit everyone.
Starting and ending at Great Yarmouth, this circular route provides a tour of the broads and the coast, following the Norfolk Coastal Cycleway some of the way. Why not find yourselves a waterside pub to have lunch in?
At about 20km, this largely flat route uses a mixture of off-road cycle paths combined with country lanes. End in Wells-next-the-Sea, a pretty little coastal town with a wonderful beach and some great pubs.
Dunston Hall's USGA specification golf course offers a varied game to players of all levels. The 71 par, 6,319 yard course is complemented by an excellent floodlit driving range and relaxing clubhouse with bar, restaurant and snooker room.
A great place to keep fit on holiday. This centre has a 25 metre swimming pool and gym, along with numerous classes including, Ab?s, Back and Flex and Aqua Aerobics.
Carp and general coarse fishing is available at Heartsmere lake, one of the cluster of small lakes that makes up Waveney Valley Lakes.
For the golfing family this is the place to come. Offering more than 130 acres of picturesque countryside, with the Glen Lodge sitting proud above a tree lined valley, makes this a beautiful 18 hole course. Also, a host for private functions and with a clubhouse serving extensive menus and drinks, this is a truly unique club.
Open all year this club is great for the pro or amateur skier. Whether its skiing or snowboarding that?s your thing there is professional equipment and instructors to hand to help. The Club House has a fully licensed bar offering panoramic views of the slope and is a perfect way to chill out.
These six fishing lakes otherwise known as the Weybread Pits sit on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Day tickets can be purchased from the local post office.
There are plenty of activities on offer here. You can try your hand at off-road biking, archery, climbing, sailing - to name just a few. They host themed birthday parties here too.
Hall Farm is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for rescued horses and ponies. You can meet the horses being cared for and enjoy a guided tour around the stables and yard. Activities include paddock walks.
Stunning 18 hole parkland golf course nestled in the glorious Tud river valley. Compete against your fellow golfers whilst enjoying the beautiful views. Peruse the Pro Shop for affordable clothes and accessories and relax in the friendly Clubhouse with a cool, refreshing drink to discuss your game.
Ice skating for all the family. For those excellent skaters out there or those who wish to learn; this is the place for you. Facilities include a bar, grill, café and photo shop.
Fabulous 18 hole golf course set amongst serene surroundings with magnificent trees and no shortage of wildlife. Once you have completed this challenging course why not enjoy a drink or two and a meal in the clubhouse where you'll find two bars and lounge areas, conservatory and dining room.
Set in the Norfolk countryside, this purpose built riding school offers half hour private and semi private lessons.
Gorgeous 9 hole parkland course located near to the North Norfolk coastline. Offering 17 unique tee positions this will challenge all strengths of play. When your game is over relax in the pleasant clubhouse, dating from the 1930's, which serves bar snacks and 'a la carte' dishes.
A three acre lake well stocked with rudd, roach, tench and crucian carp. Day tickets are available.
Run by Richard Lock, an ex racer, this group of friendly and enthusiastic people create a great racing experience for all ages. The team will keep you safe but make sure that you have a lot of fun. So what are you waiting for? Get down to the track today!
Redwings is a registered charity which cares for the wellbeing of rescued horses. Spend some time with the horses and learn about the work of this extraordinary centre.
Fun for the family, whatever the weather. This newly re-furbished twenty-two lane centre in Great Yarmouth has all the latest facilities.
The stadium hosts greyhound racing and motor racing action all year round. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant overlooking the race course.
Fancy a day out with a difference? Go to the races and try your luck on a nag or two! With fantastic hospitality facilities this is the racecourse to visit. In addition to the race meetings there are often public events such as craft fayres and concerts on offer.
Extreeme Adventure is a high ropes course. There are plenty of exhilarating experiences to choose from including a 1000ft zip wire descent. There is an obstacle course for under 10's - and a woodland walk and treasure hunt too.
Beginners and professionals alike will adore this 9 hole course. Set a the site of Fakenham racecourse this makes for a challenging parkland type green. To enhance play there are alternate tees for several holes and many holes follow the length of the river.
A well stocked fishing lake of about 12 acres. Depths vary between 2ft and 5ft. An abundance of species can be fished here including roach, perch, breem, carp and big pike. Day tickets are available to buy.
Set in 31 acres of wooded valleys, this outdoor adventure centre is perfect for family days out. Visitors can book either a half day or full day in advance. Prepare to be in for some serious fun! Hilltop have also just introduced a 'pay and play' scheme where you can just turn up and do what it says on the tin!
This famous and long-established club stands 320 feet above Cromer's beautiful sandy beaches. It offers a challenge to players of all abilities.
Keep an eye out for wintering wigeons and the only wintering flock of bean geese in England. Depending on the time of day you visit, you might also see a great collection of rook and jackdaw roosts.
Set across 328 hectares, this wonderful reserve is part of the Halvergate Marshes which also has RSPB ties. Come and spend some time here and see a huge variety of beautiful birds including redshanks, snipes, lapwings, pink-footed geese and teals.
A beautiful corner of the Norfolk Broads with numerous species of birds, plant life and insects. Located alongside the River Ant, it is situated in the basin of the now extinct Sutton Broad.
You'll find a mile of footpaths taking in a variety of habitats at Nunnery Lakes, the British Trust for Ornithology's only reserve, which lies in the valleys of the rivers Thet and Little Ouse.
The 25 hectare reserve is a mixture of open water, reed, sedge and carr woodland. Within its area, there is huge variety of wildlife. It is also one of the largest areas of remaining fen habitat in Western Europe.
The RSPB operates a special wardening scheme to protect the UK's largest colony of little terns, which breed each year on the North Denes beach at Great Yarmouth.
A plantsman's garden for all seasons — Bradenham Hall's house and garden walls are covered with unusual shrubs, climbers and fruit, and its formal rose gardens, paved garden and herbaceous borders are a delight.
With over three miles of woodland walks affording superb views across South Waltham Inner Broad, the garden is organically managed and the resulting fauna and flora found here (including the UK's finest collection of naturalised candelabra primulas) are testimony to this approach.
A vibrant garden, mostly created at the end of the 20th century as a series of outdoor rooms divided by hornbeam and yew hedges. Of particular delight are the knot garden and formal herb garden designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd and the long pergola smothered with roses.
At the edge of the Norfolk Broads, Hoveton Hall's gorgeous 15 acre garden mixes both formal and informal planting across the seasons, with a burst of early spring bulbs, spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June through to its mid-summer delights.
The Brecks is one of the most picturesque areas of Britain, this ancient lowland covers a large area that spreads across Suffolk and Norfolk here in the centre of the East of England. It is the biggest lowland forest in the UK and also considered to be one of the driest parts of Britain, you will frequently find blue skies here. There are miles of tranquil track ways and paths to explore. It is a unique landscape made up of the heath and the unusual varying Breckland lakes known as meres, that combined make the ideal habitat for a large variety of wildlife and plants and it now serves as a conservation area. The Brecks itself is immersed in human history that dates back to the Stone Age, and was home to a selection of structures including a Neolithic flint mine, Christian buildings, landed estates and rabbit warrens all of which had an effect on the history of the local area have their own story to tell. The sheer beauty and vastness of the area is enough to attract millions of visitors a year, they come to savour the peace and tranquillity and to spot the local wildlife. Children love the wide open spaces which they can explore and run around in. Take a picnic and make the most of your time here. Each season brings its own delights and wonderful colours. The Forest in the Brecks is a beautiful, tranquil spot that allows you to connect with nature and enjoy what it offers, a beautiful spot that should not be missed.
The park surrounding the Barn is famous for its magnificent bluebell woodland and magnificent old trees including an avenue of ancient lime trees and a venerable oak, with a 30 foot trunk, said to be over 1,000 years old.
Enjoy the special atmosphere of this beautiful park, with its red deer, spectacular moated Hall and famous gardens. The stunning walled kitchen garden features exquisite herbaceous borders and beds of vegetables interspersed by tunnels of sweet peas, runner beans and gourds.
This is a garden for rose lovers. Set around a medieval moated manor house, the gardens feature a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs but planted throughout are thousands of roses especially classic and heritage varieties (there's even a display on rose history).
A thoroughly fascinating and beautiful garden featuring many rare and unusual plants which the owners propagate in small numbers for sale. If you see a plant growing in the garden that you would like, do ask, there may be some tucked away for you to purchase.
A year round spectacle of interest and colour with plenty of natural history activities for all the family including guided discovery tours. The enchanting Woodland Garden is great favourite as are the new Millennium Garden and Wave Garden.
Picturesque moated manor containing many delights and wonders. Dating from the 15th century and containing needlework by Mary, Queen of Scots which you can see with your own eyes! Climb through the secret priests hole and gaze at the stunning views from the gatehouse roof. Take advantage of a garden tour or woodland walk to complete your day.
Rendlesham Forest offers a peaceful escape for nature lovers, cyclists, horse riders, walkers and general explorers. Cycle trails are available, including the 6 mile Tang Trail and the 10 mile F.I.D.O,. trail. Discover a beautiful region that is also significant because of the controversial UFO incident that allegedly took place there.
Designed by Humphrey Repton in 1812, these gardens are one of his outstanding achievements. In May?June rhododendrons and azaleas create a spectacular display, and there are stunning vistas of the north Norfolk coast from the viewing towers and delightful waymarked walks through park and woodland.
The Forum is a unique city centre venue for exciting and diverse entertainment from the world famous Comedy Store, to lively street theatre. The stunning glass atrium and expansive outdoor spaces host a great programme of free and ticketed events.
The theatre has a full calendar of events including plays from classic favourites to brand new plays by less well known writers. As well as their stage productions, they also offer drama classes for all ages and abilities.
Hear the real-life stories of macabre goings-on, hauntings and the tragic events of yester-year, if you dare! A highly acclaimed guided tour that leads you on foot through the ancient and mystical streets of the City of Norwich.
A place of pilgrimage and Christian worship for over 900 years, this glorious building has impressive cloisters and particularly fine roof bosses among its architectural delights. Music still plays an important role in daily services.
Elveden Estate offers a unique gourmet food experience, it has so much on offer with its restaurant, inn and shop, all set around a delightful courtyard. It is ideally located outside of the town, offering you the opportunity to relax in the peaceful and picturesque surroundings, take in the wildlife and savour the fresh air. Elveden Courtyard is home to their restaurant which, is open daily all year round and uses their own home grown seasonal produce in the kitchens, creating a selection of seasonal dishes that are fresh, wholesome and delicious and most importantly reasonably priced, a lovely eatery. Elveden Inn is warm and welcoming, with cosy furnishings, you enjoy also enjoy their high quality traditional fresh dishes here amongst the pleasant surroundings. They run a regular pub quiz as well as a choice of other events during the year. On sale at the farm shop are a range of their products as well as a nice selection of quality and unique gifts and garden items, you will come away with much more than you intended! The staff throughout the estate are lovely, so welcoming, friendly and attentive, they really add to the overall experience and demonstrate what true customer service is. They also run a series of events and activities during the year, that are aimed at families so definitely worth checking to see what is on. They are now operating tours of the estate and the farm they will be about one to two hours in duration and will cover all aspects of the history of the estate, conservation and farming, they can also accommodate tours that cover more specific subjects if required, booking in advance is recommended. Elveden Estate is a truly peaceful place that offers first class dining with superb customer service and a unique and pleasant shopping experience, do not miss if you are in the area.
The Seagull Theatre is housed in a lovely building that is full of character, it is an intimate venue that supports local talent as well as regional and touring theatre companies. They even have their own touring Theatre company; The Seagull Rep. It has a tumultuous history but continues to serve and be an important part of the community. Work is continuing on the building but it is warm and comfortable and the perfect venue to enjoy a show, the seating is tiered so everyone gets a good view of the stage. In addition to the main Auditorium, there are three studios that provide space for local groups to use for rehearsals. They run a diverse and interesting programme of events with something to suit everyone and the quality of the performances is first class. The theatre is run by volunteers and you will find them to be really friendly and helpful. There is a small bar area where you can enjoy a drink before the show. The Seagull Theatre is a fantastic community theatre that should continue to be supported, pop along and see a performance, you won't be disappointed.
Craftmaina is the one stop shop for all things craft related, it is a treasure throve for those who enjoy arts and crafts with everything that you could require for your craft or hobby. You will find a full stock of items for Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Knitting, Decopatch and lots more. They run demo days and other events in the shop and have lots of samples and promotions on offer. They even organise and run workshops where you can learn a new hobby, the prices are very reasonable, full details of these workshops can be found on their facebook page. The staff at Craftmania are really friendly and helpful and the store itself is vibrant and colourful with a lovely welcoming atmosphere. If you are in the area pop in for a browse you will be surprised by what you will find here.
The Marina Theatre has been a part of the cultural scene of Lowestoft since the 1897 and continues to this day to be a focal point for entertainment in the town. The theatre hosts a diverse and interesting range of programmes that incorporates West End musicals, top comedians, plays, pantomimes, cinema screenings and much more. It also holds the distinguished honour of being a residence of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, being one of only two venues outside London to hold this honour. It is an intimate venue with a nice friendly ambience. There is a cafe and a small bar where you can enjoy a snack or hot meal and pre-theatre drinks before the show. The seats are very comfortable and are roomy and the theatre is well laid out with excellent acoustics. The staff throughout are all friendly and helpful. The ticket prices are very reasonable here compared to similar venues. The Marina Theatre is a superb local theatre with an excellent range of shows and is highly recommended.
In the 19th century the pier was often used for evening band performances and open air concert parties. The theatre is now used for a whole host of entertainment including stand up comedians, live music and tribute bands.
Snape Maltings is a great place for lots of different activities such as shopping in interesting specialist stores, listening to musical performances, visiting the farmers' markets and cafes and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
A superb Visual Arts Centre boasting an extensive range of historic collections for the public to enjoy. Exhibitions of various fields are always going on so check the website for latest offerings. There's also a Gallery Café serving delicious coffee and cakes or for a bigger meal try the beautiful Garden Restaurant.
For many centuries Norwich has been dominated by its great castle, a symbol of the Norman's military and political control. These days it houses an excellent museum with superb interactive exhibits which are fun for all ages. Visit the original keep, take a tour around the old dungeons and then browse the impressive art collections.
Experience a taste of the life of a soldier from past times at this museum. Take a look at the exhibits that holds artefacts spanning 300 years of regimental history and don't miss out on the chance to handle some of the larger objects. Also, view the 'Norwich Roll of Honour' kept in the castle keep.
An intriguing museum, housed in one of Norwich's oldest buildings. Built around 1320, Strangers Hall features interlinked rooms displaying various textiles and artefacts from the Tudor and Stewart periods. Hear the stories of the local people, how they lived and what their trade was and see beautifully preserved rooms and furniture. Take a guided tour around the beautiful hall and maybe bump into a few of the old characters yourself!
This museum has an amazing quantity of aeroplanes and equipment from many decades for you to look at. Check out the Lightwing Rooster and admire the Supermarine Spitfire. With so much to see you'll be spoilt for choice! Take a look in the shop and enjoy refreshments by the River Waveney.
Learn about the everchanging history of British aircraft at this museum. Maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers you can view planes it superb condition. Admire the Jaguar XX109 and be amused by the Phantom XV426. There is also a café onsite serving refreshments such as hot and cold drinks and ice-creams
Hear the story of rural Norfolk, have fun in the woodland adventure playground and the historic workhouse, before exploring the indoor displays.
Dad's Army Museum is located in the Old Fire Station, in the centre of the town, the actual station was used in a number of episodes on this popular and classic television show. The guided tours are very good, the guides pitch the tour at just the right level and have lots of anecdotes that add to the tour experience. Owing to the immense popularity of these tours it was decided that a museum be opened back in 2007. Housed here and on display is a range of memorabilia and artefacts relating to the TV show, including scripts, behind the scene photos and props, the exhibits are well laid out, and the museum also covers local history. It also proudly boasts a life size bronze statue of Captain Manwaring, and on occasions the original Jones's butcher van can be found here. Over the years owing to its continuing popularity they have extended the premises, it now is home to the Marigold Tea Rooms, here you can enjoy a beverage and light snack in the warm and cosy surroundings. The museum is open from end of March through to November on a Tuesday and a Saturday, in July, August and September. Appointments outside of these times can be made by prior arrangement. There is no charge to enter the museum but there is a small charge for the guided tour. The museum is operated by volunteers who you will find to be friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and they will happily answer any questions you might have. There is also a shop that sells a nice selection of merchandise including, gifts, clothes, stationery and other exclusive goods pertaining to Dad' Army, items can also be purchased from their web shop. You don't have to be a Dad's Army fan to enjoy this museum, it is very informative and interesting, worth a visit if you are in the area.
Discover the splendour of this superb hall, home to the Dukes of Grafton for more than 300 years. Enjoy the beautiful interior and admire all the fabulous painting. Wander through the peaceful grounds and don't forget to see the church and watermill. Finally, relax in the quaint tea rooms with refreshments and delicious homemade cakes.
Winner of 'The Best Small Visitor Attraction' award in 2007 you know you are guaranteed a good time. Newly refurbished for April 2011, discover the secret world of air defence during the Cold War by taking part in the exhibits. See the operations room and sit at a terminal and imagine working amongst 70 people or even envision being in charge of the fighter planes!
To experience a taste of life in the Tudor era; visit this museum. Situated inside an enchanting crooked house you can view many collections, using a audio guide and learn about Thetford and the Brecks. Admire the period garden an have a go at brass rubbing. Also, take some time to visit the brand new shop.
The Woodbridge Museum provides a chronological look at the development of Woodbridge. The area began as an Anglo Saxon settlement then evolved into a Medieval market town. Learn more about what life was like through the centuries as Woodbridge moved on to become a ship building centre and garrison during the Napoleonic wars.
Framlingham is an impressive late 12th-century castle built by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. It was designed both as a stronghold and to reflect the power and status of one of the most influential people at the court of the Plantagenet kings. (Disabled access in grounds and on ground floor only)
One of the great stately homes of East Anglia, Somerleyton is an early Victorian mansion built upon the foundations of a 13th century house. The oak staircase is lined with coats of arms from the 14 families who have owned Somerleyton from the 13th century.
One glance at this superb estate will take your breath away Standing for 4 centuries and boasting truly beautiful gardens this is a place to see. Learn about the hall itself and life as a servant and view amazing portraits of generations of residents to this hall. Often the location for large musical events and theatrical productions in its grounds, it is also the supposed childhood home of Anne Boleyn who reportedly haunts this magnificent house. With an impressive long gallery, a huge collection of rare books and some beautiful tapestries, Blickling Hall is not to be missed.
This transport museum aims to give people a chance to see and experience being on the wonderful street transport from yesteryear once again. Take the opportunity to ride in some of the vehicles on offer and walk round and admire the trams and trolleybuses. Browse the shop and relax in the Terminus Tearooms.
Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum can be found in a charming flint cottage next to the North Sea in the gorgeous Sparrow's Nest Gardens. It is an intimate museum that is well laid out and houses an interesting and vast collection of displays, hands on activities, small cinema and much more. The museum covers the growth of Lowestoft from a small fishing village to a thriving port, the invention of the Hovercraft as well as the glory days of ship building on Lake Lothing, model boats, historic photographs and paintings, you can listen in to passing ships on a VHS radio and lots more. The museum is operated by volunteers who are passionate and more than happy to discuss the exhibits and local history with you, you will find them to very friendly and helpful. The museum is only open for part of the year so best to check the website for opening times. The museum will appeal to all ages as there is lots of activities for younger visitors to get involved in and it is an interesting and informative museum, with loads of history and facts. Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum is a gem of a museum.
Standing 5 miles north of Swaffham, today only ruins remain of the castle. There is a debate as to whether the walls of the rectangular building found at the top of the mound would have been strong enough to support a great keep such as Norwich or Castle Rising. Now a peaceful village, with traditional flint houses, it is well worth a visit.
Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia in this beautiful 75 acre site. Fascinating East Anglian crafts, traditional Gypsy culture, huge Suffolk Punch horses and rare breed sheep and pigs are among the attractions.
Located at Stalham Staithe, the only waterside museum of Broadland life displays boats used on the Broads for the past 200 years and offers an insight into how people's working lives shaped the landscape.
For a chance to see an 11th century manor house take some time out to visit Weeting Castle. Packed full of history and used right up until the 18th century this is a memorable experience. Let your imagination wander and take yourself to all those years ago when the castle was in action.
Go back in time and visit this glorious quayside house. Experience a taste of what life was like between the Tudor and Victorian eras. Discover the conspiracy room where allegedly Charles I's death was plotted and see for yourself how it was to be a servant. You can even dress up in Tudor costumes!
Starting out as a merchant's house in the 12th century this Tolhouse then became a prison. Learn about the fates of criminals from centuries past by taking advantage of the free audio guide. Enjoy the activities on offer and leave with bags full of knowledge (if the gaoler lets you!).
Award-winning museum showing the history of fishing in Great Yarmouth. Check out the interior of a fisherman's home, imagine you're at sea on a coastal Drifter or simply take a seat in the courtyard under a canopy of sails. Lots of activities for the children and delicious foods served at the Silver Darlings Cafe.
The 'rows' in Great Yarmouth were once a host of narrow alleyways linking Yarmouth's main thoroughfares. Although, the majority are now gone two still remain giving visitors the chance to see how the rows were decorated in times past. Lovers of period history should not miss seeing these.
Take a trip to Caister-On-Sea and have a look at the remains of Caister Roman Site. Approximately built in 200 AD and used by the Roman army and Navy to protect merchant ships this would have once been a marvellous structure.
Originally built 200 years ago this is a truly stunning structure. It is set in a beautiful position and has fabulous views of the coast and landscapes. Nature enthusiasts will delight in seeing the rare local birdlife and insects. Refreshments are also available.
Take a glimpse into the past at this unique reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village built on the original settlement site, which was occupied from 420?650 AD. Archaeological finds from the site are on display in a specially built Anglo-Saxon Centre.
St Edmundsbury became a cathedral in 1914. However, there has been a structure of worship on the site for over 1000 years. A site of pilgrimage, it was only after the death of Edmund, King of the East Angles in 869 that an abbey was built. This new building contained Edmund's remains and St. James Church was built within the precincts at a later date. This beautiful cathedral which is so steeped in history is well worth a visit.
Oxburgh Hall is a 15th century moated manor house that was constructed by the Bedingfeld family and they still reside in this charming house. It is a majestic building with many stunning features not least the stunning gardens that surround the property. The house is elegant and has many fine features including, the antique furnishings, tapestries, gilded leather wallpaper and furniture, fine paintings, as well as more unusual features like the secret priest's hole, that you can climb inside, this relates back to the families Catholic history, amazing needlework by Mary, Queen of Scots in addition to the private chapel that was constructed with reclaimed materials. There are tours of the house available which, can be arranged in advance or you can take the audio tour of the house and garden. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable and pitch the tours at just the right level, with different stories and anecdotes. From the gatehouse roof you get the most stunning views of the estate and beyond. The house is open throughout the year on weekends but from the end of February through to the end of October it opens every day except Thursdays, there is a charge for entry to the house, or you can purchase a combination ticket for both the house and gardens. The Old Kitchen tea room serves a nice selection of hot and cold beverages and light snacks, it is located outdoors but there are picnic benches that you can use. The gift shop has a nice selection of local Norfolk goods as well as second-hand books and plants for sale. The house has a lot of step steps so not suitable for those with mobility issues. Oxburgh Hall is an unusual historic property with many alluring rooms and features and a rich history that makes for an interesting property to visit, definitely would recommend if you are in the area.
Once a glorious residence Baconsthorpe Castle was built in about 1450 and occupied by the Heydon family. Over 200 years the castle was extended as wealth increased until harder times were met. Now in ruins this is still a must just to have a glance at what was a most beautiful structure.
An absolute must for steam engine enthusiasts (and everyone else in the family!), Thursford Museum houses the country's finest collection of organs, traction engines, steam rollers, steam tractors, fairground rides and much, much more. If you're in the area for Christmas, the 'Christmas Spectacular' really is just that!
Have a peek at life of the wealthy from the 17th century and onwards. Almost unchanged since the 17th century have a look at Great Hall, Drawing Room and Library containing endless books. Wander the beautiful gardens and admire the 18th century Orangery. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Brasserie or tuck into a cake in the tea rooms.
Sutton Hoo is a treasure trove of archaeological fascination. In one of the burial mounds a royal Anglo Saxon ship-burial was discovered. The grave is thought to be that of Raedwald, King of the Angles and Overlord of England. In addition to the burial ground there are some great displays on early English history.(Restricted wheelchair access)
One of the more eccentric of stately homes and topped by a massive rotunda, Ickworth was built for the 4th Earl of Bristol in 1795 to house all his art treasures. Paintings by Titian, Gainsborough and Velazquez are on display. (Dogs on leads allowed)
Walsingham has been a place of pilgrimage since the 11th century. visitors can enjoy the gardens and museum all year. Well known for the masses of snowdrops which grow in the grounds of this Abbey this is must for flower lovers. You can marvel at the ruins of this structure and take part in a snowdrop walk at the same time. You can also visit the Shirehall Museum and discover the history of Walsingham.