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  • Muddy Insider Guides

    On your travels? Pack our in-the-know local guides to the cool, quirky and unmissable towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • Backstage at Pippa Middleton’s wedding

    We have Editors all over the country don’t you know so when Royal events happen in a different county to ours, I simply call on the Editor in residence to spill the beans. In this case,  the event is Pippa Middleton’s wedding and the county is Berkshire. Over to you, Berkshire-based Muddy Editor extraordinaire, Rachel: This […]

  • Heading to Devon soon? Check out this fab hotel

    We’ve got a new Muddy Editor now down in Devon (Muddy Norfolk readers meet Sharon; Sharon, meet the Muddy Norfolk readers) and she has just reviewed this amazing Alice in Wonderland themed hotel in South Brent which I think you should all visit if ever you find yourself down those parts. Take it away Sharon…

  • Let’s visit…Holt

    If towns were colours or patterns, Holt would be duck egg blue with a strip of bunting neatly hung along the top (union jack pattern optional). A beautiful Georgian town – where Norfolk flint buildings are seemingly ubiquitous – Holt is filled with cobbled alleyways, independent shops, delis and galleries. Let’s dive in…

  • Let’s visit… Wells-next-the-Sea

    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 […]

  • Let’s visit… Swaffham

    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 […]

    • Let’s visit… Wymondham

      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 […]

    • Let’s visit… King’s Lynn

      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 […]

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