Exploring Norfolk

Carol By Carol, 14th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Norfolk is a great county in the UK, with many interesting things to see and do. Here are some of my experiences to share.

Exploring Norfolk

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Norfolk, and have to say, although this part of the country is not renowned for good weather, I was lucky enough to capture some sunny days. As this was the end of summer, this was even more remarkable.

We were staying at Hemsby, which boasts very sandy beaches, and also has a lot of camping and caravan sites if you like that sort of thing. As it was the end of the season, most of the ice cream parlours were closed, but I can thoroughly recommend the fish and chip shops in that area. Not only did it taste delicious, it was also very reasonably priced.

The countryside in Norfolk is very pretty with lots of trees and because of the rain fall, everything looks nice and green. The architecture is quaint, many villages have old cottages and cobbled streets, which adds to the character of the area. The churches are also beautiful, and most towns have an old fashioned cream tea shop to tempt you, with an open fire and lovely white table cloths. It is a taste of the old days, and why not? It certainly makes a change to eating food with your fingers out of a disposable cardboard box.

Most of the big towns now have modern shopping centres, and lots of interesting small shops too. I was so taken with an old fashioned lighting shop in Norwich, I ended up buying a complete new set of lights for our hall.

There were also very interesting markets, which I love to explore, in various towns along the way. We tend to visit a different one each day, and it’s great to find so many in one area, and on different days. We ate out each day, and were pleased to find that meals were very reasonable, usually a set price at lunchtime. Two of us could eat for £10, and the food was good and hot, and well cooked.

Of course if you are looking for somewhere select, the various pubs and restaurants do an evening meal, and there’s a wide choice to tempt anyone. We dined out one evening, but the only thing I could complain about was the food was a long time coming, whereas at lunchtime, the service is quicker. I have to say in defence of this, that with times being hard, they have probably had to cut down on staff, so it is understandable.

Every time we went out, we had to pass through the village of Finchingfield. I was struck by its simplicity and beauty, and my photograph shows the army of ducks that always collected there, hopefully waiting to be fed when anyone came along.

The people of Norfolk are friendly folk, and welcome holiday makers, so I will have no hesitation in going back there when I have some spare time.


Cream Tea Shops, Ducks, Exploring, Finchingfield, Food, Norfolk, Norwich, Pubs, Restaurants, Value

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar group2be
14th Sep 2010 (#)

You have a lovely writing style. I was intrigued reading this from start to finish. I became aware of your special writing talent the instant I started to read your wonderful piece about Norfolk.

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author avatar Kirsten H
15th Sep 2010 (#)

Really well done!

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author avatar James R. Coffey
15th Sep 2010 (#)

Very nice piece! Sounds like you enjoyed yourself there--and someone like myself could too!

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author avatar Retired
25th Nov 2014 (#)

I am Norfolk born and bread and love Norfolk.

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author avatar Carol
25th Nov 2014 (#)

It's a great place Coffee Queen.

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