Dereham in Norfolk

Dereham in Norfolk is an attractive market town. We passed through on our way up to Reepham and we returned on a market day. The market takes place in the middle of the... READ MORE

Felbrigg in Norfolk

Felbrigg in Norfolk is a wonderful estate owned by the National Trust and a must-visit if you are n the area. It consists of a Hall dating from the the 1600s and surrounding... READ MORE

Sheringham Park in Norfolk

Sheringham Park in Norfolk is very attractive parkland around a 19th century mansion. Humphry Repton (1752-1818) designed the landscape and the park has a reputation as one of his masterpieces. We were spending... READ MORE

Creake Abbey in Norfolk

Creake Abbey in Norfolk is a secret and slightly mystical site. There are shops and a cafe just round the corner but it didn’t feel appropriate to mix the 20C with the atmosphere... READ MORE

Foxley Woods in Norfolk

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Foxley Woods in Norfolk is the last remaining site of Ancient Woodland in the County, which seems rather a sad statement for what feels like quite a remote part of the country. It offers pleasant and calm walking along rides, … Continued

Baconsthorpe Castle and Heydon in Norfolk

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We visited Holt on a glorious, summery day in mid-September and afterwards went to explore the nearby Baconsthorpe Castle in Norfolk, intending to visit Heydon which was close to Reepham where we were based.

Holt in North Norfolk

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I had read interesting reviews of Holt and Baconsthorpe Castle in North Norfolk and so we set off to explore both on a glorious, summery day in mid-September. We started at Holt.

On the road to North Norfolk

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Travelling from A to B is always an opportunity to see things along the way that you wouldn’t necessarily visit and on the road to North Norfolk we stopped at one or two small places in addition to Wymondham Abbey.

Wymondham Abbey in Norfolk

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We were finally on our way for a week’s break, and decided to have a coffee break in Wymondham after visiting Wymondham Abbey in Norfolk. What an extraordinary site! I am used to seeing buildings like this on the Continent, … Continued

A Week in North Norfolk

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As with everyone else, it has been two bad years but finally we felt we could spend time away from home and booked a week in North Norfolk, in a holiday cottage. Reepham We based ourselves in the little market … Continued

The Church of Saint-Thégonnec in Brittany

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The Church of Saint-Thégonnec in Brittany is one of the most famous of the parish closes, or enclos parroissiaux. It is built on the site of an earlier church, like many of these closes, and enlarged and developed as the … Continued

Ribadavia on the Mino River

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We were staying in Tui and this was our second-last day in Spain. It was also a misty start to the day as we headed for Ribadavia on the Mino River. This old town has its roots in Celtic and Roman … Continued

The Cathedral of Santa Maria in Tui

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria in Tui was built on a site where there has been a building used for Christian worship for many centuries. It is at the top of the hilltop town of Tui, overlooking the Mino river.

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