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October 26, 2010

Felbrigg Hall Norfolk

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 11:37 am

Situated about 3 miles inland from Cromer you will find the National Trust run Felbrigg Hall, a 17th century Jacobean House with some attractive gardens and a park. Former home of the Windham family, it passed to the Ketton-Cremer family in the early 20th century and finally to the National Trust. Inside the house look for the Gothic style library and the Georgian Drawing Room, outside you will find beautiful gardens, woodland and a lake. Felbrigg Hall house is open to the public from April to November, the gardens late February to early January, and the estate walks are open all year round.

Cromer Norfolk

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 10:25 am

Perhaps most famous for the quality of its edible crabs, caught by local fishermen for many centuries, Cromer, located on the north coast of Norfolk is also renowned for the bravery of its lifeboatmen, and one in particular, Henry Blogg, to whom a museum is dedicated. One of Norfolk’s most charming seaside resorts, Cromer attracts a good number of holidaymakers during the summer time, and has a good beach, a pier and plenty to do, even when the weather is not so good (which it often isn’t!). Worth a look in Cromer, is the parish church (St Peter and St Paul), the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer Lighthouse and Cromer Pier, close by you will find several attractive villages such as Overstrand and East Runton, just a short drive away is the village of Felbrigg, where the National Trust run Felbrigg Hall can be visited, here you can enjoy the stunning house, walk around the beautiful gardens, or stroll around the park and estate, with woodlands and lake.

Cromer Street Map.

Guide to Cromer:

July 9, 2010

Cromer Sheringham and North Walsham

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 5:30 pm

A Norfolk seaside town which is especially renowned for its crab fishing industry, Cromer has a population of 7,749 and a history stretching back many centuries. Though not named as such in the Domesday Book (1086), Cromer was most likely the settlement which was named as Shipden Juxta Felbrigg, another Shipden named in the Domesday Book now lies under the sea about a quarter of a mile from the present Cromer Pier.  The lifeboat station in Cromer was first installed in 1804 and a new one at the end of the pier was built in the 1920’s. These days Cromer is a lively holiday resort with a busy pier and a nice sandy beach, when the weather is good it has the appearance of a typical British seaside resort, though the North Sea coastal resorts can experience some inclement weather, as those who have visited will know. Area of interest around Cromer include the market town of North Walsham, which was a bustling settlement even back in Anglo Saxon times and Sheringham, another of Norfolk’s north coast seaside resorts.

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