History & Heritage

The earliest evidence of civilization in Norfolk dates back to the Ice Age, there have been findings of coins and tools which suggest the existence of communities from this time.

Prior to the Roman's arriving in Norfolk, the region was inhabited by the Iceni tribe. The Roman's carved the landscape by building towns and forts, after they left the Anglo-Saxons moved into the region wiping out most of the British and Roman culture. Archaeologists believe the first towns emerged in 800 AD, when the area was ruled by the Anglo Saxon Wuffing dynasty.

It was under the reign of the Normans that Norwich emerged as the hub of the region and it became an important medieval city with strong overseas links. Medieval Norfolk was an agricultural and heavily populated region. The area became vastly wealthy due to the success of the wool trade, the land was intensively cultivated and peat extraction was also important to the region. Norfolk became a prosperous county, with an abundance of churches and monasteries.

 
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Baconsthorpe Castle

Sheringham, Norfolk Coast

Well worth a visit, the significant ruins of Baconsthorpe Castle, a fortified 15C manor house complete with a moat, that is evidence of the rise and fall of the previously very prominent Heydon family

Oxburgh Hall

King's Lynn, South Norfolk

The splendid moated Oxburgh Hall is a sight to behold, and makes a fantastic day out for all the family. Try out the priest hole and marvel at the fantastic roof top views. or take a tour of the...

The Nelson Museum

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Coast

Learn all about Lord Nelson, his life in Norfolk and his seafaring adventures at the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth, you will even find about his love life!!! This really is a great place for an...

Bircham Windmill

King's Lynn, North Norfolk

Bircham Windmill is located in North Norfolk and offers a superb day out for all the family with lots to see and do for adults and children. Marvel at the windmill itself including seeing the sails...

Lowestoft Museum

Lowestoft, Norfolk Coast

Set in a grade ii listed building and located in the beautiful setting of Nicholas Everitt Park on the banks of Oulton Broad, Lowestoft Museum offers a window into the history and heritage...

Weeting Castle

Thetford, South Norfolk

Located at Brandon near Thetford in Norfolk, Weeting Castle is a medieval moated manor house constructed using local flint. It makes for an interesting visit and an insight into Norfolk history...

Whitwell & Reepham Railway

Norwich, North Norfolk

The historic Whitwell & Reepham Railway is based at Whitwell north of Norwich in north Norfolk, and offers visitors a chance to take atrip back in time and enjoy the rail heyday when steam...

Olde Norwich Tour

Norwich, North Norfolk

Olde Norwich offers a unique experience to allow visitors to see the historic City of Norwich via a guided tour on a open 12 seat-er Charabanc. Sit back and enjoy the sights with a running...

Lowestoft Heritage

Lowestoft, Norfolk Coast

Lowestoft Heritage is located in the centre of the town and offers a fascinating look back in time at the 'lost village'. School parties and private groups can be accommodated via bespoke...

The Museum of the Broads

Stalham, Norfolk Coast

The Museum of the Broads is located at Stalham in North Norfolk and offers a superb and interesting day out for individuals, groups and families. Enjoy a cruise in a Victorian Steam Launch, and look...

Strumpshaw Steam Museum

Norwich, South Norfolk

Come along and enjoy a fantastic day out at the Strumpshaw Steam Museum located at Strumpshaw in Norfolk. We have lots of steam heritage for you to enjoy, plus a cafe, gift shop and country walk.

 
 
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