13 Beautiful Places In Norfolk To See If You Would Only Leave Campus

You might be a Norfolk student but how well do you really know the county? There are so many wonderful places with so much to do and most students probably spend their free weekends lounging around campus or watching Netflix. Take a break and head for one of these beautiful Norfolk locations.

1. Blakeney

Beaches and marshland to explore just two hours away via train (and they have seals).

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2. Cromer

An hour away from Norwich, Comer has gorgeous beaches and a pier.

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3. Sandringham Estate

The Royal home of the baby prince George and the Queen’s Christmas speeches.

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4. The Broads

Norfolk is famous for the broads, they were even mentioned in a Bowie song. Take a trip, you wont be disappointed.

5. King’s Lynn

There is always something to do in this historic sea port and market town.

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6. Holkham Hall

Home to the 8th Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall and estate is open to the public to view the astounding artwork and library as well as the 25,000 acres of grounds.

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7. Oxburgh Hall

Norfolk is home to some amazing historical buildings including this moated manor house just two and a half hours from Norwich via public transport.

8. Wells-next-the-Sea

A truly beautiful seaside town, definitely worth a day trip on a sunny day.

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9. Blickling Estate

There’s a direct bus from Norwich to get to this breath taking National Trust park and mansion.

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10. Houghton Hall

Built by Britain’s first Prime Minister, it’s now home to an equestrian and alpaca centre.

11. Thetford Forest

With Thetford only half an hour away via train there’s no excuse not to visit the UK’s largest man made lowland forest.

12. Castle Rising

A ruin of a once great medieval settlement, this castle was built in 1138. It’s not far from Sandringham so you could see both in one day.

13. Norwich

If you don’t have the time to venture very far then pause for a minute to appreciate Norwich. Walk or cycle up to Cafe Britannia for great views over the whole city.