5 Things to do in Norfolk this Autumn

5 Things to do in Norfolk this Autumn

Since moving to Norfolk County this June, it has been my goal to explore our new hometown as much as possible. Many people don’t realise that Norwich is one of the four UNESCO Cities of Literature in the UK – this alongside it’s thriving independent scene and history made me realise why so many people call the beautiful city of Norwich ‘home‘. While we may still have loads to see and do, these are a few of my favourite things to do in Norfolk County as detailed below:

RIVERSIDE NORWICH// One of the prettiest walks in Norwich is along the river – peace and tranquillity hidden in the capital of Norfolk! Full of photo opportunities and that infamous street of coloured houses from Instagram.

NORWICH MARKET// No trip to the city is complete without wandering through the market. A place of tantalising smells and delicious food,it is located in the centre of Norwich over looked by city hall on one side and the castle on the other.

NORFOLK BROADS// Perhaps the best experience I’ve had since becoming a Norfolk resident was our day boating along the Norfolk Broads. We picked up a rental boat in Brundall and cruised right into the centre of Norwich. Turns out I’m a lot better at driving a boat than a car!

BLAKENEY POINT// No matter the time of year, there is always something to do at Blakeney Point and Horsey Gap. In the summer, a lengthy coastline is perfect for lounging in the sand, and in the winter, a place to view the seals and seal pups.

NORWICH CATHEDRAL// One of the city’s main attractions; the 11th century cathedral, is free to enter and you can leave a donation if you wish. My favourite part of the cathedral is the outside hallways as they remind me so much of Harry Potter!

I hope that if you live here in Norfolk, you have found some new things to do, and if you don’t, that this post might have inspired you to take a trip to Norfolk.

WHAT ARE YOU FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO WHERE YOU LIVE?

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39 Comments

  1. November 28, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Beautiful post Adam, thank you for sharing! I have never been to Norfolk but it looks like a colourful Edinburgh to me 🙂 Very pretty!

    • Adam
      Author
      November 28, 2018 / 4:19 pm

      It does remind me a bit of Edinburgh and the Royal Mile in places! Glad you enjoyed it!

    • Adam
      Author
      November 28, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      It is! I love living there!

    • Adam
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks for reading Karolina!
      Adam

  2. November 29, 2018 / 2:08 am

    Norfolk looks so beautiful! The architecture and houses are so lovely and it looks like it has a great mix of things to do. You sold me on the cathedral once you mentioned it reminds you of Harry Potter. Great post!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Adam
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 7:28 pm

      Right! Couldn’t agree more, I just wish Harry Potter was actually filmed there! Thanks for reading!
      Adam

  3. November 29, 2018 / 5:25 am

    I live in Heidelberg, so there are many historical sights to visit, but what I love most is spending time at the River Neckar or strolling through the woods.

    • Adam
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      November 29, 2018 / 7:29 pm

      That sounds lovely, I’ve never been there before!! I love strolling around new places!
      Adam

  4. November 29, 2018 / 6:39 am

    It sounds like you love in a perfect little area! I live on an island so going to the beach is one of our favourite things to do.

    • November 29, 2018 / 9:51 am

      It is certainly is a very beautiful place to live! Adam is lucky 🙂

    • Adam
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      Its a wonderful place to live! I bet Canada is gorgeous this time of year aswell!
      Adam

  5. November 29, 2018 / 11:57 am

    It looks like such a beautiful place to visit !I’ve never been but it’s nice there is so much to do there 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! It’s been hot and dusty here, so very summery! Thankfully the crazy winds have died down 🙂

    • Adam
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      December 4, 2018 / 9:11 am

      You should definitely visit! Hope your enjoying the warm weather!
      Adam

  6. November 29, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    Wow, this place is amazing! I am in awe of the beautiful landscape and architecture! Thanks for sharing!

    • Adam
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      November 30, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Thanks for reading Valerie! I really am lucky to get to call it home, its gorgeous!
      Adam

    • Adam
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      December 3, 2018 / 1:39 pm

      Thank you! Its truly beautiful!
      Adam

  7. November 30, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Adam. I might just visit Norfolk after reading this. I like exploring my city too. I don’t think I know every corner yet, but on the way. Ha!!

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

    • Adam
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      December 4, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Thanks for reading Mavis! Do visit, you’ll love it!
      Adam

  8. December 1, 2018 / 12:39 am

    Wauw this place looks so serene and peaceful! How did you capture this photo with no tourist or people as well!!!? There’s definitely some Medieval inspiration with the architecture for the Cathedral and it’s gorgeous! 🙂

    • Adam
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 9:13 am

      It is! I took the photos when it was quiet, the cathedral is my favourite!
      Adam

  9. Lisa Autumn
    December 2, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Oh what a beautiful place!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Adam
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 9:14 am

      It is, thanks for reading Lisa!
      Adam

  10. December 2, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Wow! The city looks amazing!
    xx
    Sarah

    • Adam
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      December 4, 2018 / 9:14 am

      It for sure is, worth a visit if you can!
      Adam

  11. December 2, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    I haven’t been to Norfolk before but I know I’m convinced with the gorgeous views and all! I know I’d enjoy the Norwich market! It is so cool that you get to cruise along the waters out there. WOW! The cathedral looks amazing, big plus considering how it has been up since the 11th century!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Adam
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      December 4, 2018 / 9:16 am

      You would love it Nancy! There is so many types of food; classic British dishes, dim sum, Chilean, Mexican, a few ice cream places too!
      Adam

  12. December 3, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    It seems like there’s so much to enjoy in this place! I have a friend who lives here and I didn’t knew she has so much to enjoy in this place. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • Adam
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 9:17 am

      She certainly does! Thanks for reading Shaira, you should come and visit your friend!
      Adam

  13. December 3, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Oh Norfolk seems like such a cute city – definitely need to go there too ♥

    xxx
    Tina

    • Adam
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Add it to your list, its beautiful!
      Adam

  14. December 3, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Wow Norfolk sounds like an interesting place to visit and it looks truly gorgeous. I love visitng markets so that would be a must to go for me. The Cathedral seems magical too <3
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

    • Adam
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      December 4, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Thanks for reading Deb, you would love the market its one of my favourite things to do here! And the city has a thriving food scene so there is always something new to try!
      Adam

  15. Gabrielle
    December 4, 2018 / 11:42 am

    The imagery in this post is so dreamy and tranquil – beautiful! My aunt has actually just bought a place in Norfolk and so perhaps I should visit sometime soon?! 🙂 Hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far!

    aglassofice.com x

    • Adam
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Yes Gabrielle you should! Its absolutely gorgeous, you’ll love it! Hope you have a great week too!
      Adam

  16. December 7, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    I always love browsing local shops and markets 🙂 I would argue that they’re one of the most unique travel experiences, because you can’t find those local businesses anywhere else!

    • Adam
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      December 9, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      I totally agree! It makes somewhere unique!
      Adam

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