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Easter in Norfolk

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Chocolate. Lots of it. Stacked so high you’d need a mountaineering certificate to reach the top, or perhaps tantalisingly hidden away across the county’s zoos, attractions, gardens, museums and stately homes. But thankfully, as well as the cocoa-based family fun in Norfolk this Easter, there are plenty of alternative events, not to mention a few […]

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GSN Blog: Christmas shopping in Norfolk

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Norwich and Norfolk are highly rated for shopping year-round, with everything from quaint local stores to top-end department stores, and with a plethora of festive promotions and events, unique gift ideas and locally crafted goods, there can be few finer places to do the intimidating Christmas shop. For those allergic to claustrophobic shopping centres with […]

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GSN Blog: Haunted Norfolk

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As the build-up to Halloween gathers ghoulish pace, it is worth highlighting that with one of Britain’s most notorious ghosts in the country’s most haunted house, the location of one of the most renowned ‘ghost’ photographs in history and a whole host of other alleged sightings, Norfolk has more than its fair share of ethereal […]

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GSN Blog: Norfolk’s afternoon teas

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Among Norfolk’s varied and delightful palette of food offerings, the opulent afternoon tea and the venerable cream tea have reassuring roles, offering tasty treats in a range of glorious settings. The Assembly House in Norwich is one such grand location, with tiered stands proffering finger sandwiches, scones, pastries and cakes by pastry chef extraordinaire, Mark […]

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GSN blog: Heritage Open Days

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As the annual Heritage Open Day season approaches, it is worth reflecting on the fact that Norfolk’s scheme to provide free access to museums and make available historical treasures not usually accessible to the public is one of the largest and most successful in England. Established in 1994 as England’s contribution to the European Heritage […]