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Landscapes of Norfolk Past & Present 5 Days 17 – 21 September 2018

The city of Norwich is the most complete medieval city in the country. The northern coast is beautiful beyond description with some internationally important bird sanctuaries. The Broads are indeed, to quote Ted Ellis, ‘a breathing place for the cure of souls’. Ancient Royalty was very partial to the salted herrings of Great Yarmouth. The greatest ever British Admiral, Lord Nelson, gained a first taste for the sea at Brancaster. Cromer crabs are supreme. The range of beautiful churches, laboured on by families as an act of love for generations, are wondrous and compelling.


YOUR HOTEL Our base for this exciting tour is the 3* Brook Hotel Norwich. The hotel is situated to the west of the city. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

MONDAY Depart from your home area travelling to Norfolk and arriving late afternoon at Brook Hotel. Tea/coffee and biscuits served on arrival.

TUESDAY Today we visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, near East Dereham. This fascinating museum and historic farm is set in 50 acres of beautiful Norfolk countryside. The museum farm is run as a traditional Norfolk farm might have been between 1900 and 1930, and there are many rare breed animals to see. Discover the history of the workhouse and the story of the people who lived there, relax in the delightful gardens and enjoy the Mardler’s Rest café.

WEDNESDAY Today we take you into the City of Norwich for the morning to sightsee, enjoy some retail therapy or just relax, enjoy lunch, and watch the world go by. The Cathedral in Norwich is well worth a visit, as is the cobbled Elm Hill district. This afternoon we have a drive to Horning where we join the Mississippi Paddle Steamer ‘Southern Comfort’ for a delightful sail around the Norfolk Broads.

THURSDAY Today we head north from Norwich to visit the popular resort of Cromer. There is time to explore and have lunch. From here we make our way south and visit Blickling Hall, now in the care of the National Trust. One of England’s great Jacobean Houses, Blickling is famed for its spectacular Long Gallery and collections of furniture, pictures, books and tapestries. The gardens are full of colour throughout the year and the extensive parkland has a lake with beautiful woodland and lakeside walks.

FRIDAY After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.



PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Norfolk Broads Cruise, Blickling Hall entrance & Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse entrance

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