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The May Tree is a 2 bedroom one storey holiday accommodation that sleeps 4 and is located in Fakenham, 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 9.5 out of 10.. Local to Fulmodeston, Great Ryburgh, Wood Norton, Houghton Saint Giles, Little Walsingham
Just a 50 yard stroll from the local inn, along an unmade road is this charming and beautifully furnished single storey cottage. One of a small cluster, it overlooks a green on the edge of the village of South Creake. Burnham Market (5 miles), a delightful Georgian town offers excellent small shops, galleries and bistros, and a restaurant serving local seafood. As well as superb sandy beaches and opportunities for seal-watching boat trips, the entire north Norfolk coastline offers many attractions for walkers, cyclists (cycle hire locally), birdwatchers and golfers. Shops and restaurant 5 miles, pub 50 yards.
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.
Combining classic dishes with a modern approach, Turners at the Dukes Head is a traditional restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and affordable prices.
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.
With an emphasis on delicious Greek dishes and an extensive menu featuring seafood, meat and vegetarian choices, Constania offers something for everyone, including a few English and French dishes.
Imaginative fresh fish dishes including the world renowned Cromer crab and (when in season) local lobster feature on the exciting and varied menu of this well established and highly regarded restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A great pub to relax in with traditional pub grub!
Founded by the Augustinians as a priory it became an almshouse before being elevated to the status of an abbey in 1231. Although, now in ruins due to fire in the 15th century, this is definitely a sight to see during your travels around Norfolk.
For a unique way to travel, catch a steam train on the light railway. With a regular timetable from the seaside town of Wells to the historic Walsingham this is the perfect day for the whole family. The journey will take you under 5 bridges and through stunning countryside. Don't forget to visit at the restored signal box at Wells for souvenirs and refreshments.
Snettisham's proud motto is 'a countryside park for all seasons, activities for all ages'. See stags and new born deer, hand feed the hinds on a unique deer safari, ride horses and ponies, follow the discovery trail or have fun in the adventure playground.
This is England's premier lavender farm, take a guided tour around the distillery and treat your nose to a trip around the herb garden. Look around the Rare Breeds and Animal Centre, new in 2010. Enjoy delicious food at the Lavender Kitchen restaurant, visit the gift shop selling a multitude of locally produced fragrant products and see the essential oil distillery in action. You can even learn how to create your own fragrant garden!
Sightings of seals are guaranteed when you join an informative, licensed boat trip to see the seals on the end of Blakeney Point (they do not go out to the open sea). Landing on the point is usually optional for up to one hour, if tides allow.
Inside you will find an amazing variety of animals including otters and penguins as well as a full seal rescue facility and hospital. Among the rich diversity of life in the displays are sharks, seahorses and rays.
The gallery exhibits some of the best ?art inspired by nature? in Britain, in work ranging from the abstract to the realistic, from oils to encaustic techniques and from prints to porcelain. Sculptures include amazing woodcarvings and bronzes.
Fans of the performing arts should visit this arts centre. Located in a beautiful 15th century Guildhall check out the showings of comedy, drama, cinema and so much more. It is also host to many exhibitions and educational activities. Check out their website for all latest showings.
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.)
Come and say hello to the friendly and gentle rescued shire horses and other animals at this loving sanctuary. Watch the amazing horse displays and see the blacksmiths at their trade. Plenty of activity areas for the children and a Farming Bygones museum where you can learn about farming history.
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.
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.
Church Farm has something for everyone. Play areas, nature walks, petting pens and tractor rides are among the many activities offered here. Bring a picnic or enjoy lunch in the Café. A visit to Church Farm is tremendous fun, whatever the weather!
Bottons Pleasure Beach is long established as a fun and exciting day out for all the family, in a prime location along the seafront. It is a very popular attraction to both visitors and locals in Skegness. It is a classic fairground with a diverse choice of rides ranging from the fast and exhilarating to those that are slow and sedate. There is a great choice of rides and side stalls. The theme park is open for the majority of the year, and throughout the spring and summer months. Buttons Pleasure Beach offers a range of payment offers to cater to all budgets thereby, ensuring everyone can enjoy the fun here, the best option is probably the wristbands if you want to try all the rides. The area is well maintained and is clean. Buttons Pleasure Beach offers a great day out for all, loads of fun and laughs all for a fair price.
The pier in Skegness has been an integral part of the town's heritage since it was built in 1881. Facilities on the pier include a bowling alley, children's indoor play area, laser quest and arcade amusements.
Feeding time for the seals and penguins is very popular at Skegness Natureland, one of the most entertaining and informative attractions on the East Coast. Reptiles and creepy crawlies inhabit the Tropical House and visitors can feed the animals in Pets Corner.
Lost World Adventure Park is an outdoor amusement park. The park is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm dependent on the weather, you pay a price in that covers you for the rides and activities on offer. Once you get through there is lots to keep children entertained with crazy golf, slides, bouncy castles, fairground rides and you can even try digging for fossils, it is probably only for those aged 9 and younger, not much to keep older children entertained. It is perfect for the smaller ones as they are the right height for all the rides and will get the most enjoyment here. There is a critter trail with a small selection of insects. There are no toilets within the park, they are located just outside, you get your hand stamped and come and go as you please. There are a number of stalls with games that are extra to play.
Step back in time to a rural life of heavy horses, mangles and farmhouse buildings. Numerous true to life exhibits show this working farm looking like it did before tractors and washing machines. Traditional Lincolnshire apple trees and a variety of herbs are grown in the orchard and gardens. Church Farm Museum is a popular choice for a fun family day out.
This is one of the country's oldest family run breweries. Based in a windmill on the River Steeping, this brewery is very picturesque. Take a guided tour around the brewery or play with the traditional pub games. Other facilities include The Mill Bar, cafe and gift shop.
An endless array of things to do include, white knuckle thrills, roller coaster and water rides and lots of excitement for younger children. A great family day out. Various eateries are available.
Hardy's Animal Farm is a fun way to see a modern-day farm at work. Children especially will love seeing the sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, ducks and poultry. There's an adventure play area where they can let off steam and tea rooms so parents can relax too.
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.
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.
Situated just 15 minutes from Skegness The Parrot Sanctuary is home to an amazing 1500 parrots. Visitors can observe these fascinating creatures in their natural environment and even become a keeper for the day.
Voted best British beach for a bank holiday break by readers of The Times, Holkham beach is three miles long and, at low tide, half a mile deep. A beach for simple activities such as sandcastle building or kite flying, there are no lifeguards or facilities here. Go and spend some time at the gorgeous beach that was also a location for the film 'Shakespeare in Love'.
Catch the miniature railway from the town out to the beach. Or if you prefer to walk, the little path provides a lovely route in the summer months. A part of the Holkham Estate, this expansive beach is largely unspoilt and is great for beach sports, bird watching or as a place to simply relax and soak up the views along this beautiful stretch of the Norfolk coastline.
Accessed by a mile long walk along the Norfolk coastal path at Thornham, these secluded sands are also an excellent for spot for bird watching and winter beach walks.
In an area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a great place to spot many species of local bird. See some beautiful beaches in a largely unspoilt section of the county. Wild marram grass and sandy dunes are all that you will find here. A perfect place to relax and unwind away from the nosy arcade games of the better known local beaches.
West facing cliffs mean this beach is a little sun trap, with excellent vantage points for spectacular sunsets. At approximately two miles, this charming beach is a ideal for a bracing walk in the winter months or to lay back and catch some rays in the summertime. Go rockpooling, visit the amusement arcades and admire the beautiful Victorian houses poised on the seafront.
A stony beach with an expanse of sand and rock pools at low tide, Sheringham retains its Blue Flag for cleanliness and range of visitor facilities. The North Norfolk Steam Railway is a ten-minute walk from the beach and provides a lovely route along the coast. Try some surfing or stroll along the prom.
A legendary resort which is well worth a visit; perfect for all ages. With a long, sandy beach, Skegness is a great place to have some fun in the water and build some sandcastles. There is lots to do at this Blue Flag resort with cafes, restaurants and all the entertainment you would expect from this age old seaside town.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
An indoor adventure fun house for children, set in the beautiful fishing town of Wells-next-the-Sea.
Situated on the Norfolk Coast, in a scenic surrounding famous as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Sailcraft Sea School offers a variety of courses.
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club is located along the beautiful North Norfolk Coast and is positioned between Brancaster Bay and the salt marshes. It is a true and genuine, par 71, links course that has its roots firmly established in its history and much of the course remains as it was when first established back in 1892. It should be noted that the course is subject to the tides, and at times part of the course can be cut off but, this makes play more interesting. The course is well maintained and is in excellent condition, greens are fast and true, it is not a particularly long course. The course is quite challenging and has a number of obstacles, from the winds that are almost persistent here making play difficult at the best of times, the bunkers are deep, it also has some astounding views and the scenery is gorgeous. The club is very welcoming to everyone and you will find he staff to be very friendly, professional and courteous. They restrict the numbers that play on the course so it is never crowded and remains easy to get around. The clubhouse is lovely, well aged and luxurious and very comfortable, it has excellent facilities, and has a nice menu that is diverse and serves good quality home cooked food. Royal West Norfolk Golf Club is ranked as one of the top 50 courses in the UK and this accolade is highly deserved, it is a fantastic course with green fees that reflect the quality and stature of the course, not to be missed if you get the opportunity.
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.
The Oasis Sports and Leisure Centre has a number of facilities including an eco ice rink, swimming pool, indoor bowling hall and squash courts.
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.
Set in the Norfolk countryside, this purpose built riding school offers half hour private and semi private lessons.
A three acre lake well stocked with rudd, roach, tench and crucian carp. Day tickets are available.
This 18 hole, par 71 golf course offers every ability of golfer a challenging game. The club has a comfortable lounge area to relax in and enjoy a bite to eat.
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!
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.
North Shore Golf Club is a great course that is a blend of links and parkland holes that are arranged in two loops making a par 71 course, the first 9 holes are parkland and the back 9 links. It is challenging to all level of golfer with lots of natural hazards and a wide variety of obstacles. Located along the coastline the winds can make a round of golf difficult. In addition this excellent course also has a short game practise area and a putting green. The condition of the course is excellent, the greens are a normal speed and the fairways are lovely and green. The staff throughout the club are so friendly and helpful and make visitors feel very welcome. The Clubhouse serves a great selection of home cooked food that is very reasonably priced and the atmosphere is inviting and lively. North Shore Golf Club offers you the opportunity to play a round of golf on a great course for excellent green fees.
This famous and long-established club stands 320 feet above Cromer's beautiful sandy beaches. It offers a challenge to players of all abilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A spectacular area of beauty on the North Norfolk coast. Holkham is also the home to an extensive and diverse collection of habitats. See the windswept tidelines, sand dunes and sandspits and explore the miles of creeks and pinewoods.
Extending to 1097 hectares, this beautiful, unspoilt reserve encompasses Morston and Stiffkey Marshes, Blakeney Point and Blackeney Freshes. Most of these lovely spots are owned by the National Trust. Why not take a walk around this great part of the county and maybe catch a boat trip to see the seals at the end of Blakeney Point?
Birders will be in their comfort zone at this exciting and picturesque reserve. Visitors in the summer will be treated to the sight of marsh harriers and winter visitors can admire up to 20 species of wading birds. Observe our feathered friends from benches or hides. Take a look in the shop selling RSPB gifts and also serves hot and cold snacks.
A must see for any nature lovers. Witness thousands of wading birds move onto their roosting banks in front of the hides provided by the RSPB. If you're visiting in winter at dawn or dusk there is a very good chance of seeing pink-footed geese. Whereas a summer visit should reveal huge numbers of common terns and black-headed gulls.
One of the finest birdwatching sites in the UK whatever the season. The bird hides all have great views of the pools and scrapes and meandering along the boardwalks and glimpsing the birdlife through the reeds is pure pleasure.
Roydon Common is the biggest remaining ancient heath in West Norfolk and this vast area provides the opportunity for lots of lovely walks in the fresh air. The common has lovely sweeping views, and comprises of heaths and bogs. There are a number of different trails to take with different things to see and look out for as you meander along. The area is popular with wildlife and birds who have their homes within this natural habitat, you will see many reptiles such as adders, grass snakes and lizards, many species of butterfly, moth and insect. It is also home to some unusual and rare plants. The common is beautiful unspoilt and so tranquil and can be enjoyed whatever the season as there is always something different to see, it is particularly spectacular in Summer when the heather is in full bloom. Roydon Common is open all year round and provides the perfect venue for a walk amongst a beautiful reserve.
Fans of the Natterjack toad should head to Gibraltar Point, over 1,000 acres of coastal land stretching from the edge of Skegness south to the mouth of the River Steeping. Around 214 species of birds live here as well.
There's a so much to enjoy in this 5 acre garden. Divided by yew hedges into 'rooms', it has a long double herbaceous border, formal rose parterre, kitchen garden, greenhouses, water features, sculptures, a rustic temple, large fruit cage and croquet lawn.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Natural gardens of woodland, water and meadow provide the perfect setting for peaceful contemplation and the unique micro-climate in this part of Norfolk enables rare and exotic plants to grow in this enchanting 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.
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.
Displaying porcelain sculptural pots and domestic pieces with a variety of textures and glazes, the pottery and gallery is housed in a traditional carrstone coach-house and stables, once part of the Royal Estate and set just one mile from Sandringham.
Majestic Cinema is located in a beautiful historic listed building in the centre of the town. Inside it retains its original integrity with many of its original features remaining, the auditorium is in a studio style, the seats are comfortable, with lots of leg room and it has all the latest technology making for a great cinema experience. The ticket prices are very good value as are the snacks and drinks, cheaper then at the usual chain cinemas and multiplex's. Also there is a small bar area where you can have a drink before the film. They show all the latest blockbusters. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the cinema is clean and the facilities well maintained. A delightful cinema that is full of character, offers great movies at great prices not to be missed.
Kings Lynn Corn Exchange is located in an elegant Victorian building that looks out over the town's major public square. It has undergone a sympathetic restoration project to bring it back to its former glory, and is further enhanced by the modern extension and the specially commissioned public art pieces that grace the interior of this venue. The main auditorium is large, airy and comfortable, the seating is comfortable and the views of the stage are very good, the lighting and sound are state of art, making for an enjoyable experience. They have a diverse programme of events that includes everything from pantos to opera and comedies through to dramas, there is something to appeal to all tastes and preferences. The Coffee House is bright and contemporary space that is warm and inviting, they serve a good selection of beverages, light snacks and refreshments that are all made using fresh produce and are well priced, it is open Monday through to Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm. The staff throughout the venue are welcoming, friendly and helpful. Tickets are reasonably priced making if affordable to all. Kings Lynn Corn Exchange has a lovely atmosphere, great facilities, a great variety of productions that are well priced and is conveniently located, the perfect venue for a brilliant night out.
Lucky Strike is located in a prime position in the centre of Skegness on the sea front. The arcade is home to state of the art machines, and there are also fruit machines and a casino area. The bowling alley is on the ground floor. The soft play area on the top floor is a big hit with children, who will happily spend hours here running about. There is also a crazy golf area located here. You can exchange your tickets for prizes so you could take something nice home after your visit. There is a a restaurant located on the top floor that provides casual dining as well as lovely views out over the beach, Grand Parade and Clock Tower. The menu has the usual favourites that are tasty and well priced. Coffee Point is the place to call to enjoy a coffee in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, you can seat indoors or on the open-air balcony. The staff are really nice, friendly and helpful. Lucky Strike is a fun place for the whole family, everyone can find something to entertain them and everyone will enjoy the challenge of collecting tickets to swap for prizes.
Situated in the Grand Parade, The Embassy Theatre offers a whole host of entertainment from musicals, comedy, plays and the obligatory pantomime at Christmas! Friendly staff, great shows and comfortable facilities make a night at this theatre an enjoyable experience.
Xsite Skatepark is a premier skatepark and was the very first purpose built indoor and outdoor skatepark in the UK. It started from an idea formed by a group of local skaters and bmxers and has evolved into a superb facility that boasts great amenities that cater to inline skaters, bmxers, skateboarders and scooters. Located indoors is the finest mini ramp around and a first class street course and they continue to improve and add to the amenities to cater to the demands of the users. Outdoors you will find the Plaza this has been designed to provide a genuine street environment and has all the obstacles and challenges needed to create a street experience including ledges, banks, hubbas, stairs and rails. The beauty of this park is that whatever the weather you still get to skate. Xsite Skatepark is not open on Mondays or Tuesdays except during school holidays. The charge for using these facilities is extremely reasonable and includes equipment hire. The park caters to all ages and abilities so everyone can join in the fun, you are required to sign a consent form before commencing and under 16's must be signed in. If you don't wish to get involved there is plenty of seating and a nice cafe where you can observe all the action, the food is all freshly cooked and great value. Xsite Skatepark is a fantastic facility in which to learn or enhance your skills on a skatebord, skates or bike.
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.
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.
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.
Wisbech Town Football Club was established in 1920 and is located at the Fenland Stadium. The new club houses has great facilities, it is bright and welcoming with a friendly atmosphere. The bar is well stocked and has plenty of staff on match days and the prices are very reasonable. It is a semi-professional club that has had a lot of success over the years.
This seaside village is situated on Lincolnshire's east coast. With miles of sandy beach and lots of family attractions on the promenade, you won't be lost for things to see and do.
The Luxe Cinema is an independent cinema located in Cambridgeshire. This intimate and personal venue has a stylish interior and is incredibly comfortable and offers a relaxed environment to enjoy the range of movies they show, you can choose from a leather armchair or a two-seater sofa. The Luxe Lounge offers the perfect place to meet and enjoy pre and post film drinks and nibbles in the luxurious and elegant setting of the licenced bar. They show a diverse selection of films including blockbusters and a choice of indie and arthouse films. The amenities are first class, there is a huge screen and surround sound. The staff are very friendly and courteous and customer service is excellent. Prices are very reasonable for both tickets and refreshments, the Luxe Cinema offers so much more than the usual multiplexes, highly recommended.
The Angles Theatre is an energetic and intimate community theatre, and is ideally located close to the town centre. It is also the eighth oldest working theatre in the country, this Georgian building dates back to 1793, it has a long and interesting history, and when you enter it is like stepping back in time. This theatre hosts a choice of quality professional and amateur arts events, with something to suit everyone and a real family venue, you are made to feel a part of the performance. It is a popular venue and performances do sell out quickly. The main arena is warm and welcoming and the seating is well laid out, so that there is no issue in seeing the stage and the acoustics are very good. The bar area has a nice friendly ambience and offers a great place to meet for pre and post performance drinks. The staff are all very friendly and helpful throughout. The Angles Theatre is a great little theatre with a diverse and interesting range of productions, great prices and a lovely community venue, definitely worth a visit.
Wisbech Yacht harbour has been extended in recent years extending its pontoon mooring facilities which, in turn has increased its popularity for small crafts. It is a statutory harbour and is now a 128 berth yacht harbour offering lots of modern facilities. Other benefits include the well equipped boatyard complete with 75-tonne boatlift. The harbour is well maintained and very clean. It is ideally located in the centre of the lovely and charming Georgian town of Wisbech, that has lots to offer to visitors. The town is only a short walk from the harbour and all the amenities it has.
Wisbech Town Cricket Club is one of the oldest clubs in Cambridgeshire and has an esteemed history. The playing grounds are located in the National Trust parkland connected to Peckover House, and the grounds are used solely for cricket purposes. The club is structured and professional and all coaching is carried out by trained and qualified coaches. It is a friendly club that is very welcoming and always looking to recruit new members or those who just want to come along and watch a match on a nice summers evening.
Built in 1877, this restored six storey mill is today a fully working mill with complete gear, sails and fantail. The award-winning tearoom sells produce made from the mill's organic, stone-ground flour.
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.
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!
The much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk. Within the Estate, 600 acres of woodland and heath in the Country Park are open to the public free of charge every day of the year.
Hear the story of rural Norfolk, have fun in the woodland adventure playground and the historic workhouse, before exploring the indoor displays.
Perhaps the most famous 12th century castle in the country, Castle Rising is a massive stone ringwork and bailey fortress, and its current owner is a descendant of William D'Albini II, the Norman baron who raised the castle.
A military museum jam-packed with memorabilia from guns to tanks. Take the opportunity to watch a tank demonstration or treat yourself or a friend to a drive! Have a look in the shop and enjoy a meal in the restaurant or a picnic with the family. Keep an eye on events as there is always something happening!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get a taste of life as fisherman in this late 19th century fisherman's cottage. Wander the 'Old Cromer Gallery and take in the historic photographs. Find out about Cromer's history and the heroics of Henry Blogg and lifeboat men. Keep a look out on events as there is always something different going on.
Learn about the most famous Coxswain Henry Blogg and all the fantastic works of the lifeboat men. Find out about the bravery shown in some of the biggest rescues and see HF Bailey, the boat used by Blogg during World War II. Have a go at trying on the lifeboat uniform or try your hand at Morse Code.
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
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.
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!
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.
St. Augustine's Church dates back to 1869 when it was first constructed by local worshipers and it still remains an integral place of worship and reflection for its local residents. It was constructed in the early English style and is constructed of a celerestoried nave, aisles ad bellicot that is home to one bell, stained glass adorns the windows depicting and commemorating different events throughout time. They extend a warm and friendly welcome to all who pass through its doors. There are regular services during the week as well as special family adapted services throughout the year. It has a pleasant private rear garden where you can sit and enjoy the peace in the centre of the town.
Wisbech and Fenland Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country, having opened back in 1847. This intimate and original Victorian museum is housed in a beautiful building, the interior has lovely galleries and balconies. Originally the museum concentrated on collecting items pertaining to the natural sciences and flora and fauna, today it has grown and evolved to become home to a delightful collection of rare and unusual artefacts that narrate the history of the town from past to present as well as incorporating worldwide history too. The displays are well laid out and there is lots of information relating to the items on show. The museum is open Tuesday through to Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm and there is no charge for admittance. There is a lift so the museum is accessible to everyone. There is a nice gift shop that is very reasonable and contains a nice selection of gifts, including, stationery, books and postcards. During the year they operate a number of events that are aimed at younger visitors they are fun and informative, and details can be obtained from their website. Staff are friendly and helpful and will gladly answer your questions. Wisbech and Fenland Museum is a real gem it has loads to see and you could easily pass several hours here, definitely worth a visit to see the rare and unusual items on display, including an original manuscript of Dickens' Great Expectations.
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.
Wisbech Institute and Clocktower was constructed in the nineteenth century and is a dominant and recognisable landmark of the town. This historical and important building is in need of major restoration work to maintain it in the first instance and then to bring it back to its former glory, work has started on this process. It was originally called Alfred House and its purpose was to serve as a community house for the ordinary working folk and was the concept of Mr Jonathan Peckover. The house went through many changes and improvements over the years and some of the original rooms are still evident today, like the Committee Room complete with felt lined doors, also on show are silver cups that were found in the safe as well as documents relating to the building, all can be seen on a tour of the building. The Institute still continues to be a prominent community venue, it has served many purposes over the years but still remains true to its roots and continues to organise and run a series of community events and clubs. The Clocktower is a superb structure and is home to a set of Carillion Bells that emit a wonderful sound. The clock requires winding once a week by the caretaker. You can also view the Clocktower in small groups, access by by wooden steps so appropriate footwear is necessary. There is lots to see here, there are many rooms still with the original period features. Wisbech Institute and Clocktower is a fabulous historic building with an interesting history, definitely worth a visit to see this unique building. Also worth checking out the events that are on, the topics covered vary and the speakers are excellent, informative, passionate and enthusiastic.
Wisbech War Memorial is positioned next to Wisbech Castle, this Grade II listed monument was erected to honour the missing and killed citizens of Wisbech who fought in World War I and World War II. The memorial dates back to 1921 and contains a total of 450 people recorded on the war memorial. The area is well maintained, clean and tidy and has a pretty garden behind it. Wisbech War Memorial offers a place to contemplate and remember those who gave their lives to protect others.
St Peter and St Paul church has a long history being established back in 1187. It is conveniently located in the centre of the old part of the city. It is an unusual building for its time, this Norman church has been extended over the years and consists of twin naves and identical dual chancels, as well as a North and south aisle and a west tower. The result is a broad and bright interior, that is equally interesting with a number of noteworthy features including, a set of mediaeval misericords or "mercy seats'' that are located close to the altar, a life-sized brass of Sir Thomas de Braunstone, Victorian stained glass windows, the chancel is home to a number of intriguing Jacobean painted monuments as well as a large Royal Coat of Arms that dates to the 17th century. Annually a Rose Fair is held in the beautiful gardens outside, it lasts for four days and there are lots of stalls and floral displays and attracts thousands of visitors, a really popular event. St Peter and St Paul Church is very welcoming to visitors and is a delightful church, offering a place of reelection and tranquillity, there is lots to see here with its many striking features and unusual layout, definitely worth a visit.
Wisbech Council Chambers are located at the old Corn Exchange building, it has been used for this purpose since 1835 and continues to serve the local people. Inside you will find a selection of interesting local history items, including pictures and maps relevant to the area. In addition there is a unique collection of paintings on show dating to the nineteenth century and are of persons connected with the Borough and Town of Wisbech. Also available here are town guides. There is no charge to enter the chamber and it is open daily Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. There are steps to gain access as well as a chair lift.
The Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum commemorates the beliefs and works of Octavia Hill, a significant Victorian, an artist and a primary supporter of affordable housing. Birthplace House was constructed around 1740 and is situated on Wisbech's South Brink. This Grade II listed building is of particular architectural and historic importance as well as being Octavia's Hill home. This intimate museum is well laid out and there is lots of exhibits and information regarding her beliefs and works as well as her "Commonplace Book", where she recorded readings and lectures she attended. The museum also incorporates information on her family members and her associates. The "Victorian Cellar" demonstrates the desperate living conditions of people at this time in history. The museum is very informative and interesting and portrayed in a light-hearted way, it gives you a real insight into the struggles involved in establishing social housing and social reform, there is lots of reading involved if you want to find out all about the advancements they made. Outside is a small but pleasant garden where the toilets are located as well as a lovely little tea room, where they serve a nice selection of beverages, snacks and light lunches that are great value for money. Staff are friendly and helpful. The Octavia Hill Society arranges a series of events during the year and it is worth looking out for these. The Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum is a real gem from the house to the contents, it is so interesting and makes for an enjoyable visit, highly recommended.