The county of Norfolk is one of the most sparsely populated of all English counties with a size of 2,069 square miles and a population of 740,000.
The administration centre for Norfolk is in the quaint city of Norwich with the town of Kings Lynn and the resorts of Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Hunstanton being other places of note.
Physical attributes of the county include the rivers Ouse, Yare, Bure and Waveney and the Norfolk Broads, a series of waterways which are famous for their varied birdlife and natural tranquility.
Traditional reed thatching is still practised to maintain a link with the past. Fen jumping is also a traditional pursuit which is kept up to this very day.
In Norfolk a shrine exists to Our Lady of Walsingham which has been visited by thousands of pilgrims over the centuries. Probably the most famous estate to be found in the county is that of Sandringham, the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
As befits a rural county such as Norfolk agriculture dominates it's production with cereals, root crops and poultry being high up the list along with offshore natural gas production and refinement (there are many drilling rigs to be seen off the coast).
Places to Visit
Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk
Berney Arms Windmill, Southtown, Gt Yarmouth
Binham Priory, Binham-on-Wells, Norfolk
Bircham Windmill, Norfolk
Blickling Hall, Norwich, Norfolk
Castle Rising Castle, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Felbrigg Hall, Norwich, Norfolk
Caister Castle, Caister-on-Sea