North Norfolk Stories & inspiration

With so much to discover in north Norfolk, read our stories and watch our films to help inspire your visit. Explore the hidden gems of north Norfolk and the best places to visit. Whether it's a weekend away or a family holiday, read our hints and tips to make your visit one to remember, from where to find family beaches, the best walking routes, where to go crabbing and when to come for festivals and carnivals - and much more.

North Norfolk is well known for it's stunning coastline. See our ‘secret’ beaches off the beaten track and discover hidden gems.

Norfolk is often described at the birdwatching capital of Britain and Winter sees rare visiting birds as they migrate to north Norfolk for its climate and food. See which birds you can spot in Winter.

Nip to North Norfolk in Winter and enjoy the quiet beaches and countryside, at a time when wildlife is at its finest and it’s a great time to go exploring.

Experience the unique wild and natural world in north Norfolk during winter. See spectacular wildlife, walk empty beaches and enjoy water adventures.

To celebrate north Norfolk's incredible dark skies, the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is running a Dark Skies Festival between 25 September to 10 October 2021.

Autumn is a great time to explore north Norfolk, with beautiful scenery, wonderful wildlife, seasonal food and events. Find things to do and events for Autumn 2021.

There are plenty of ways to travel to and around north Norfolk without a car. Find out more.

September is a lovely time to visit north Norfolk. The sea is warm, there’s lots of wildlife to spot, everything is still open and it's less crowded. Here’s a list of our favourite things to do in September in north Norfolk.

Find out what's happening at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park in 2021!

Dinosaurs are arriving in Norwich and Steppe mammoths in north Norfolk! Find out more about the GoGo Discover trail for 2021-2022 in Norwich and North Norfolk’s Deep History Coast.

North Norfolk artists are opening their studios to visitors between 29 May - 6 June 2021.

North Norfolk is great holiday destination. Here's our list of top things to do on holiday in north Norfolk.

Visitors to Houghton Hall in 2021 will be treated to a fabulous exhibition of the major works by British sculptor Tony Cragg in the grounds and historic interiors of the hall.

North Norfolk is the perfect place to go for family holidays and making memories. See Visit North Norfolk's top things to do to make amazing memories.

North Norfolk has its fair few royal connections stretching back hundreds of years. Find out about Royal North Norfolk's history.

Autumn is a great time to explore north Norfolk, with beautiful scenery, wonderful wildlife, seasonal food and events.

North Norfolk is home to many fantastic walking trails. Here's our top five walks with amazing views.

With buckets of beaches, beautiful countryside, picturesque villages and towns, north Norfolk is the ideal staycation destination. We have plenty of unexplored hidden gems so you can have a break in England while avoiding the crowds.

Autumn is a wonderful time to explore north Norfolk with less crowds to enjoy beautiful scenery, wonderful wildlife and seasonal food. It's a great time to escape the everyday; a time for discovery, having the freedom to explore and treating yourself!

Coastliner buses are the best way to get out and explore the wonderfully beautiful north Norfolk Coast and all its attractions.

Visitors to Houghton Hall in 2020 will be treated to a fabulous exhibition. Seminal works by the celebrated British sculptor Anish Kapoor will be on display in the grounds.

Holkham will reopen the majority of its much-loved attractions on Saturday 4 July 2020 after being closed for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The North Norfolk coastline is home to several ‘secret’ beaches where you can find quiet spots all year round. See our top five hidden gems.

There is plenty to see and do all year round in north Norfolk. If you’re planning a visit, we’ve listed the top fifteen must-see sights that makes north Norfolk truly unique.

The north Norfolk coast and countryside is stunning in the summer. Here's our top five summer walks taking in spectacular views.

North Norfolk is the perfect place to visit for a holiday in the summer. With fantastic beaches, events and things to see and do, here’s our top ten reasons to visit North Norfolk in the summer.

The Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios' annual event will move online due to Covid-19 with a virtual opening of studio doors to the public across 55 venues from 23 May 2020.

There's plenty of free family fun to be enjoyed in north Norfolk during the summer holidays. Here are our top five free things to do.

Norfolk is the combined sunniest/driest county in the country so summer is a wonderful time to Nip to North Norfolk. The warmer weather, lighter days and fantastic scenery is perfect for enjoying activities.

Crabbing in north Norfolk is great fun. Find out where and how to catch little nippers and look after them until you release them back to the sea.

Once it's safe to visit north Norfolk after the Coronavirus lockdown, we've listed the best things to see and do once the lockdown is over.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) position is changing daily and the situation constantly being reviewed. On this blog we will aim to update you on what is happening with our attractions and venues in north Norfolk.

Things to do on the Broads

27 February 2020

With attractions, nature reserves, boat trips, railways and paths, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy these incredible waterways and countrside. Here’s our top things to do in the Norfolk Broads.

Spring flowers are in abundance at Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham; a hidden gardening gem. Find out what you can find in the collection of gardens to see superb Spring colour.

With its diverse coast and countryside, places to eat and things to do, North Norfolk provides the ideal backdrop for unique things to do this Valentine’s.

North Norfolk Attractions

3 February 2020

Whatever your interests, whatever the weather, you can enjoy a fantastic fun-filled day out for the whole family with a great range of attractions in north Norfolk. Find out more and download discount vouchers.

There is more than 15,000 fungi species recorded in Britain and 3,500 of those have been found in Norfolk. Find out where to go on a fungi foray in north Norfolk.

Norfolk Easy Ambles are tailor-made walking routes for people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy.

The Broads, north Norfolk inland waterways and the coast provide some fabulous opportunities for those experienced in fishing as well as fishing novices.

North Norfolk's coastline is ideal for walks with the endless stretches of beaches, marshes and big open skies. Here’s our favourite walks with pubs along the way – ideal any time of the year.

Here’s our top tips for things to do and places to go in north Norfolk to improve your well-being and recharge the batteries.

North Norfolk is the natural choice for a holiday, with its beaches, countryside, towns & villages, wildlife, food & drink, attractions, stately homes and museums and events all year round. See our month by month round up and pick the best time to visit and what's new for 2020.

Experience the unique wild and natural world in north Norfolk in Winter, home to the largest seal colony in England and fantastic bird watching. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Haunted North Norfolk

16 September 2019

At only 384 square miles, and scores of recorded ghostly sightings, is north Norfolk is one of the most haunted places in the UK?

Walking and cycling in north Norfolk is a true delight. Topped off with a pub meal, it's all good food for the soul.

To celebrate north Norfolk's incredible dark skies, the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is running a Dark Skies Festival between 6 – 22 September 2019.

Get close to nature this summer with Nature's Wild Tribe at Pensthorpe. Go on a barefoot trail, build a den and get messy in a mud kitchen!

This Summer 2019, there’s plenty of attractions in north Norfolk to keep the whole family entertained, whatever the weather! See our round up below of what’s on at attractions over the summer holidays.

North Norfolk has 45 miles of unspoiled coastline with Blue Flag and award-winning beaches - natural choice for a holiday. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

St Benet's Abbey is celebrating its 1,000th anniversary in June 2019 with a series of summer events.

Visitors to Houghton Hall this summer will be treated to two fabulous exhibitions. For the first time, Henry Moore’s works will be on show, along with the FESTIVAL exhibition by Norfolk by Design.

Explore the culture and arts of North Norfolk and discover concerts, exhibitions, galleries, stately homes and festivals. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

The Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios' event means 430 artists will be throwing open their doors to the public across 250 venues in 2019.

With 45 miles of coastline, beautiful beaches, The Broads National Park and stunning countryside, north Norfolk is the perfect place if you're looking to make the most of the outdoors. Find out more about outdoor activities to enjoy in north Norfolk.

As the weather warms up and there's signs of new life in the countryside with flowers and birdsong, we know Spring is on its way. This is a great time to visit north Norfolk. Here's our top things to do in Spring.

North Norfolk has a wide range of arts and cultural venues offering activities to suit all ages and interests. See our top venues.

We are lucky that Norfolk is the sunniest and driest county in the country, but of course rain doesn’t need to stop play in north Norfolk! There’s plenty to do indoors, and here’s some of our favourite things to do if it rains.

Exploring the coastal and rural traditional market towns in north Norfolk is a true delight. Full of natural charm, each village and town offers something different. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Easter 2017 is a great time to visit north Norfolk. With the warmer weather, lighter days, stunning countryside and beautiful beaches, it’s a lovely time to head to the outdoors.