Explore Norfolk

Why not make the most of your stay at Bartles Lodge by taking a look at what the beautiful county of Norfolk has to offer – from the historic City of Norwich to the rugged North Norfolk coastline.

 Head for the coast 

WellsThere’s something for everyone along Norfolk’s stunning coastline.  North Norfolk with its wildlife marshes and never ending beaches is rugged and beautiful.  Trips out could include bird watching at Cley marshes, a boat trip from Morston to Blakeney Point to see more wildlife including seals, lunch at Morston Hall run by the now infamous TV celebrity chef Galton Blackiston, shopping in Burnham market and a long walk along the beach at Holkham.  Further round the coast you’ll find the timeless resorts of Sheringham and Cromer and miles of golden sandy beaches that stretch right round the coast to Great Yarmouth.

 

A bit of  heritage 

For those who like to delve into the past Norfolk has a wealth of ancient sites and historic houses to visit.  In the west of the county you’ll fine Grimes Graves a Neolithic flint works and Oxborough Hall a stunning moated National trust property.  Other National Trust properties include Flebrigg Hall and Blicking Hall which is steeped in history and where Ann Bolynn’s ghost is still said to roam.  English Heritage also have several sites well worth a visit including the castle and priory at Castle Acre and Castle Rising near King’s Lynn.

 

A fine city 
The city of Norwich with its famous castle and Cathedral is just half an hour’s drive away from Bartles Lodge.  While you are there you can also visit the Forum – the City’s award winning new library and the out door market which is one of the biggest in Europe.  For those who love to shop there are a huge variety of shops – from the art and craft shops to be found in Elm Hill Norwich’s oldest street to Chapelfield the City’s newest mall.   If it’s nightlife you’re after Norwich has a great deal to offer – including pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinema.

 

The Norfolk Broads

No trip to Norfolk would be complete without a trip the Broads.  The Norfolk Broads is one of the most picturesque parts of England and offers perfect tranquility and beauty for visitors.  There’s something for everyone whether you are a keen fisherman, bird watcher, nature lover or in need of a relaxing break.