Heritage in Norfolk

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life - Thetford

Stunning Grade I listed Tudor merchant's house containing rich collections, films, animations and guides that convey the story of Thetford, its residents and the Brecks.

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Assembly House

Assembly House - Norwich

Magnificent Grade I listed Georgian house with a colourful history, part of the 'Norwich 12' and now a registered arts charity supporting a visual and performing arts programme.

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Baconsthorpe Castle

Baconsthorpe Castle - Holt

Extensive ruins of a moated and fortified 15th century manor house that was built and maintained by the ambitious Heydon family, and inhabited until 1920.

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Bircham Windmill

Bircham Windmill - King's Lynn

Built in 1846, one of Norfolk's finest remaining windmills still open to the public features two museums and an on-site bakery.

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Blakeney Guildhall

Blakeney Guildhall - Blakeney

The remains of a prosperous Blakeney merchant's house, later used as the guildhall, with a fine 15th century brick-vaulted undercroft.

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Blickling Hall (National Trust)

Blickling Hall (National Trust) - Aylsham

Treasure trove estate of romantic buildings and landscaped gardens, centred around the magnificent Jacobean hall, which details a colourful history from the Boleyn family onwards, and holds the National Trust's most important book collection.

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Bradenham Hall Gardens & Arboretum

Bradenham Hall Gardens & Arboretum - Thetford

27 acres of fine gardens and an arboretum with 850 species of trees, shrubs and roses, with spectacular views over rolling farmland.

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Brandon Heritage Centre

Brandon Heritage Centre - Brandon

A splendid permanent collection telling the history of the market town of Brandon, from the Stone Age to the present day.

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Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister Castle Car Collection - Caistor

Castle dating back to 1432, also home to the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Britain with rare veteran, vintage, classic and sports cars.

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Caistor Roman Town

Caistor Roman Town - Norwich

A fine example of a Roman town site, Venta Icenorum (the market place of the Iceni), just south of Norwich, can be explored by a riverside or circular walk.

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Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory - King's Lynn

Dating back to 1090, one of the largest and most well-preserved monastic sites in England, with a beautiful gable and recreated herb garden.

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Castle Rising

Castle Rising - King's Lynn

One of England's most famous 12th century castles, once home to Queen Isabella, with a fine stone keep and massive surrounding earthworks.

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Cow Tower

Cow Tower - Norwich

One of the earliest purpose-built artillery blockhouses in England in a splendid location by the River Wensum and near Norwich Cathedral.

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Cromer Church

Cromer Church - Cromer

The tallest church tower in East Anglia, Cromer Church is a coastal landmark that dominates the seaside resort and is open to visitors every day.

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Denver Windmill

Denver Windmill - Downham Market

The last commercially working windmill in Norfolk, a centre for craft baking with tearooms, mill store and open air theatre in summer.

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Dragon Hall

Dragon Hall - Norwich

Part of the 'Norwich 12' collection, a magnificent Grade I listed trading hall built in 1430, named after the beautifully carved dragon in the crown post roof.

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East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens - East Ruston

Fabulous range of creatively designed themed gardens and courtyards, home to a vast array of rare and unusual plants, many of which are for sale.

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Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan House Museum - Great Yarmouth

Interactive museum in an historic 16th century quayside building that evokes the lives of families here from Tudor to Victorian times.

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Elm Hill

Elm Hill - Norwich

This medieval cobbled street is perhaps the prettiest in Norwich, renowned for the quaint Tudor houses, Georgian fa├žades and picturesque small shops.

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Euston Hall

Euston Hall - Thetford

Magnificent 17th century home, housing a unique collection of paintings from the court of Charles II, tranquil gardens and a restored watermill.

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Felbrigg Hall (National Trust)

Felbrigg Hall (National Trust) - Felbrigg

Delightful 17th century house, in turns opulent and homely, with stained glass windows and an outstanding library, surrounded by two beautifully designed gardens and an estate comprising some 1760 acres.

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Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars' Cloisters

Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars' Cloisters - Great Yarmouth

Historical remnants of a network of alleyways linking Great Yarmouth's main thoroughfares, containing delightful period fittings and furniture.

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Grime's Graves

Grime's Graves - Thetford

Britain's only neolithic flint mine open to visitors, a lunar landscape of 400 pits, with an exhibition area detailing the mines dug 5000 years ago.

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Happisburgh Lighthouse

Happisburgh Lighthouse - Happisburgh

Iconic 85ft coastal landmark built in 1790, the oldest working light in East Anglia and Britain's only independently run lighthouse.

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Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall - Holkham

Magnificent Palladian Hall built as a vision of an Italian villa in the 1750s, with opulent interior decoration, at the heart of a 25,000 acre agricultural estate, including the Bygones Museum of Farming and a deer park. Winner of the Best Visitor Attraction (50,000+ visitors) category in the 2012 EDP Tourism Awards.

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Houghton Hall

Houghton Hall - King's Lynn

Grade I listed stately hall, home to Britain's first prime minister Sir Robert Walpole, with museum and fabulous surrounding gardens.

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Hoveton Hall Gardens

Hoveton Hall Gardens - Hoveton

Lovely 15 acre garden that mixes formal and informal plantings across the seasons, including spring bulbs, rhododendrons and azaleas.

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Letheringsett Watermill

Letheringsett Watermill - Holt

Red brick mill dating to 1802, the only working watermill in Norfolk in a delightful setting, with regular tours of the mill and demonstrations of milling.

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Mannington Gardens

Mannington Gardens - Norwich

Delightful countryside around the family properties of Lord and Lady Walpole, with trails, gardens, rose and plant sales and special events.

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Nelson's Monument

Nelson's Monument - Great Yarmouth

Built in 1819 and 144 feet tall, this monument predates Trafalgar Square and was erected by the grateful citizens of Great Yarmouth.

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