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Sport fanatic and golf journalist Chris Bertram shares why – with two GB&I Top 100 courses and three in England’s Top 200 – he loves Norfolk. Here’s his pick of the best spots to play on the coast
Royal West Norfolk
The process of becoming intoxicated with the links of Royal West Norfolk begins before you step onto the 1st tee of this seaside course of character and soul. The journey between swaying reeds and twisting drive to the clubhouse begins this…
October 5, 2016
1. Apple Day
This ever-popular event is held on 16 October at one of Norfolk’s best-loved museums, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. It’s a chance to celebrate the very best of autumn with all things apples: pressing, tasting, buying and naming. Experts are on hand to name ‘mystery apples’, along with live entertainment, local craftsmen and artists..
Call 01362 860563 or visit museumsnorfolk.org.uk for details
2. Broads ramble
Discover Norfolk’s secret Broads reserve with a Ranger this month. Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve is…
October 5, 2016
We love making the most of our beautiful location year-round, and we’re not the only ones. Colin Bailey is a solicitor at Fraser Dawbarns and a keen swimmer who enjoys both indoors and outdoor pools. Here he shares his love for the water with us.
How long have you been swimming locally?
Since I was a boy! I was born and bred in King’s Lynn and started swimming at the outdoor pool in The Walks. You could buy a season ticket…
September 14, 2016
1. Living history
Heritage Open Days are back and this month for four days from 8-11 September there is the chance to explore ordinarily inaccessible parts of Norfolk. Handle new Roman finds at Aylsham Heritage Centre, take a tour of King’s Lynn’s historic buildings and watch archive film of the town’s past at Marriotts Warehouse or take a vintage bus to the Hardwick Cemetery.
Visit heritageopendays.org.uk for details of events taking place near you.
2. Ooh-ah, me hearties!
Celebrate all things swashbuckling…
August 31, 2016
1. Carnival spirit!
It’s carnival season and two of the coast’s best are on this month, with Sheringham kicking off proceedings from 30 July – 7 August and Cromer taking residence for a week on 13-19 August. There are crazy competitions, funfairs, displays and, of course, parades, so get ready to join in the fun.
2. 80s night
Dig out your neon legwarmers and disco gear and relive the 80s at a glorious evening of music at Holkham Hall. Big name bands Level…
August 31, 2016
1. The 66th King’s Lynn Festival, 17-30 July
From art writer Andrew-Graham Dixon speaking about the secrets of the Mona Lisa, to soprano Lesley Garrett and friends singing Mozart’s aria and Gershwin, the King’s Lynn Festival once again presents a varied and rich programme. Throughout July find walks, exhibitions and recitals in this beautiful medieval Hanseatic town.
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Holkham Hall, 20 July
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) brings one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies to…
July 7, 2016
Just when you think you’ve seen done and everything there is to experience in Norfolk, someone comes up with a novel idea that gives you a new perspective on our wonderful county.
One such individual is David Loughlin who has launched The Norfolk Motorcycle Company hiring classic motorbikes upon which to enjoy coast and country. We caught up with him to find out more…
How did The Norfolk Motorcycle Company come about?
“For a long time, a group of friends and I…
June 16, 2016
1. Summer Diesel Gala, Sheringham to Holt, 10-12 June
The Weybourne Traction Group returns in 2016 with another eagerly anticipated Diesel Gala on the North Norfolk Railway. Over three days, the NNR puts classic diesel locomotives from a variety of eras to work between Sheringham and Holt. Visitors will find refreshments in a beer tent and real ale bar, while the team will be putting as many of its own locomotives and coaching stock into use as possible, along…
June 1, 2016
1. Cocktail night at The Lodge Old Hunstanton
Shaken, stirred, however you like them, The Lodge is holding its second cocktail night on Friday 13 May. The expertly blended drinks start at just £4 and a stylish evening is guaranteed, so call in and join in the fun. Find out more at http://www.thelodgehunstanton.co.uk/blog/cocktail-night-is-back/
2. Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival, 21-22 May
Now an established, must see part of the north Norfolk calendar the event kicks off with an opening concert…
May 6, 2016
Guest blogger Marcus Nash of The Bird ID Company guides us on the birds to spot this spring
Spring is a particularly exciting time of year to visit Norfolk. Our breeding birds return from the countries where they have spent the winter and activity levels are high, with lots of singing and display, and many more species pass through on migration, on their way to their breeding grounds further north.
By April the pace of migration picks up noticeably. Ring Ouzels…
April 14, 2016