Blickling Hall is one of the largest country estates in Norfolk and is now in the care of the National Trust. It is a stately Jacobean mansion with over 400 years of fascinating history, beautiful gardens and over 4,800 acres of parkland and countryside. Here, you get a glimpse of the lives of those who lived and worked above and below stairs.
The Bure Valley Railway was opened in 1990 and is Norfolk's longest 15-inch gauge heritage line, and runs between Aylsham and Wroxham with stations at Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall. The Railway runs on the original trackbed of the old East Norfolk Railway which was opened in 1877 and was then known as the ENR. The first section of the ENR connected Norwich and Cromer in north Norfolk.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is an award-winning pet-friendly garden for all seasons where families with children are encouraged to explore the woodland pathways and be inspired by nature. It is home to some rare wildlife. Fairhaven is also home to some ancient woodland and has 2 of Britain's oldest trees. There are a number of planned and marked walks throughout the garden with walking times usually taking between 15 and 40 minutes.
Felbrigg Hall is a 17th-century country house with fine Jacobean architecture, stylish Georgian interior and fine views over the open Norfolk landscape. The hall is on the beautiful Felbrigg Estate which covers more than 1,760 acres of parkland and woods. The Great Wood is a site of special scientific interest and is home to a great many old and ancient trees such as beeches, oak, chestnut and sycamore.
The Norfolk Broads have been a boating holiday destination since the late 19th century and the rivers and waterways are lock-free so there are no obstacles for the tourist or visitor to be worried about. Now named The Broads National Park, there are seven main rivers that make up this beautiful region: the rivers Ant, Bure, Chet, Thurne, Waveney, Wensum and Yare.
St Benet's Abbey was a medieval monastery in its day but only scant ruins of the gatehouse, lower walls of the sanctuary and some earthworks are visible today. The abbey was situated in a commanding position on a sand and gravel island beside the River Bure which is one of the major rivers of the Norfolk Broads.