Out & About

Well where do we start ?

Whether it is the beautiful Norfolk coastline, nature reserves, museums, wildlife parks, ruins, historic houses, quaint villages, busy towns, gardens, forests, walks or cycling routes, you can be sure there is plenty to see and do.

Thetford Forest

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Oxburgh Hall

The Hall was built in 1482. The magnificent Tudor Gatehouse rises 80ft from the moat. Embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots is on display in the house whose rooms demonstrate the development of interior styles. House and moat are surrounded by lawns, fine trees and colourful borders.

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Castle Acre

Just 3 miles away has a magnificent Cliniac Priory founded in 1089 and restored in 1929. Also Castle Mound. 

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Gooderstone Water Gardens

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Norwich

Beautiful city, a blend of old cobbled streets and modern shopping arcades and the Castle.

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Cockley Cley

3.5 miles from Swaffham. Medieval Iceni Village and Saxon Church dated 620 AD.Superb pub, namely Twenty Churchwardens, offering home cooked meals and well worth a visit.

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Grimes Graves

The grass covered hollows resembling bomb craters are in fact about 4000 years old Neolithic Flint Mines.

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Local Cycle routes

A website showing various cycle routes around Swaffham.

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Day trips could include…

North Norfolk seaside resorts including Hunstanton.

Wildlife parks and bird sanctuaries including Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park & Nature Reserve. One of the largest collections of waterfowl in the world.

Various steam railways and museums including Thursford Organ Museum. See the fabulous steam collection. Re-live the age of steam and listen to the organs.

Various houses and gardens including H.M. The Queen’s Estate at Sandringham. The house grounds and museum are open April to September. You can wander along the nature trails or pick your own fruit in the Royal Fruit Farms. Discover the Norfolk broads and enjoy an afternoon boat trip