22/09/2011 By dadmin Off

Exploring Norfolk

This year we decided to mainly explore the area around us, so we spent some time in Norfolk, which has a pretty long and interesting coast and nice villages with very specific house style, similar to this one:

The Adnams store in Holkham, in a typical Norfolk house (with a combination of stones and bricks)

We also figured out that Norfolk has lots of beautiful and imposing country houses besides Sandringham for which it is more famous as that is the place where the royals spend their Christmas. Over multiple trips up there we visited Sandringham, Blickling Hall, Houghton Hall, Oxburgh Hall and Holkham Hall. During our longer stay in Norfolk we also visited Burghley House, in Lincolnshire. Besides impressive houses, Norfolk also has beautiful and varied beaches and the famous Norfolk lavender.