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Those of you lucky enough to have visited or reside in the picturesque county of Norfolk will know that it’s truly a one of a kind. Combining beautiful beaches and vibrant coastal towns with the unique wetlands of the Norfolk Broads, and the rich heritage and culture of Norwich; Norfolk is one the UK’s most popular and varied holiday destinations. In celebration of this wonderful county, Sykes Cottages have launched ‘A Visitor’s Guide to Norfolk’, a tourist guide compiled from the responses of over 1,000 visitors and residents, who were asked what they love most about Norfolk. You’ll find information on all of Norfolk’s best loved attractions and locations, as well as some local insight into what makes Norfolk such a fantastic place to live and visit. The guide includes real quotes from real people who have revealed their favourite things about Norfolk and there’s no disguising the exceptional pride and affection that both residents and visitors have for this part of the country. For a sneaky preview of their favourite holiday destinations in Norfolk, read on!

The Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads

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The Norfolk Broads are arguably one of the most recognisable images of the county and are the UK’s largest nationally protected wetlands. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to explore the beauty of Norfolk by boat, as much of the area can’t be accessed by road. Take in the beautiful countryside and big skies and enjoy an experience like no other. While you’re there, why not make the most of your trip and check out our fantastic selection of holiday cottages in the Norfolk Broads.

Norfolk’s Beaches

Mundesley Beach, Norfolk

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Norfolk boasts some of the best coastline in the UK with plenty of family and pet friendly beaches on offer. Choose from traditional seaside resorts, beaches with vast stretches of open sand, golden sand dunes and coastal nature reserves. Norfolk’s beaches are also fantastic places to go seal spotting. Blakeney, on the North Norfolk Coast, is home to over 500 common and grey seals and if you’re lucky, these inquisitive animals will be more than willing to provide a few good poses for the camera. For a holiday on Norfolk’s beautiful coastline, take a look at our Norfolk coastal cottages.


Norwich Cathedral

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Norwich is a unique fusion of contemporary and traditional which complement each other perfectly. It is the most complete medieval city in the UK and with its cobbled streets and the towering spire of Norwich Cathedral, it’s hard not to fall for Norwich’s charm. The city is bursting with arts, culture and heritage for visitors to enjoy and offers an abundance of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs if you’re looking for a lively night out.

If you’ve been inspired to experience the delights of Norfolk first-hand, then look no further than our superb selection of cottages in Norfolk for your holiday. For more information on all of the above places and the other wonderful attractions that Norfolk has to offer, read our Norfolk Visitor’s Guide. You’ll discover more about all of your favourite places and unearth some hidden gems from regular visitors and locals, ensuring that your holiday in Norfolk will be one you’ll never forget.

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