The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Norfolk Edition

Category: Let’s visit…

Let’s visit… Wells-next-the-Sea

2 Sep 2016

The low down:
Unlike many British seaside resorts, Wells-next-the-Sea (I don’t know why the ‘to’ is missing) has charm in spades with three things to keep you coming back for more: a beautiful beach, a pretty quay peppered with boats and a pleasant town. Voted Best UK Beach by The Telegraph this year – beating Holkham for the first time – it really is a beauty, with miles and miles of soft, creamy sand and pastel-coloured beach huts hoisted up on wooden stilts .

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Let’s visit… Swaffham

17 Aug 2016

The low down:
The more time I spend in the lovely market town of Swaffham the more it becomes apparent that people here do not sit on their laurels  – the fruit and veg shop creates Luxury Fruit Baskets that get delivered all over the UK, the small hair salon down the alley near Iceland specialises in discreet hair replacement for cancer patients and the cutesy sewing shop will teach you how to sew. 

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Let’s visit… Wymondham

10 Aug 2016

The low down:
I have to admit to having quite low expectations of Wymondham, not least because of the way the locals pronounce it (‘Windham’ – I ask you, have they not been to school?). But Wymondham is a town that keeps on giving – the longer you stay, the more you find and the more you love it. And, ironically, the schools really are a selling point with Wymondham College simply exemplary.

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Let’s visit… King’s Lynn

4 Aug 2016

In the first of a new series of Let’s Visit… articles, I will head to most of Norfolk’s major towns (gulp) and spend the day looking around for hidden treasures to write and tell you about.

First up, the port town of King’s Lynn in North Norfolk, which I visited on a rather grey and gloomy summer’s day.

The low down:
A mish-mash of downbeat 1960s retail outlets and quaint cobbled streets with warehouses sitting proudly on the waterfront, King’s Lynn is a mixed bag of trash and treasure.

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