‘Oh! rare and beautiful Norfolk’
John Sell Cotman, English Landscape Painter & a member of the Norwich School
It is our home so we may be biased but we agree with Mr. Cotman – Norfolk has so much to offer from our historic city to our diverse coastline, from our beautiful broads to our iconic market towns, visitors to Norfolk fall in love with the quality of life that it has to offer.
Norfolk is independent, creative and community-made, and offers an easy-going way of life which can be seen in the relaxed nature of the people. With lower than national standard rates in crime and homelessness, our county offers a safe environment for those seeking to relocate.
Norfolk's county town and only city is Norwich, one of the largest settlements in England during the Norman era. Norwich Cathedral and the Castle Museum are just two examples of Norwich’s history; both reachable by foot in the city centre and provide a stunning setting to the city’s distinctive community feel. The home-grown traders and food producers can be found among the city streets including Norwich Lanes and in Norwich Market – winner of the Great British Market Awards 2019.
Outside of the city, the network of market and coastal towns and charming villages offer opportunities to relax and drop in on the wide range of makers and producers our county is famous for. With links from coast to countryside to city, you will feel connected to all aspects of Norfolk life.
Over 90 miles of coastline dotted with seaside towns offer great opportunities for all-weather days out. Ice cream and sandcastles are a must during the summer months and walks on the beach can be enjoyed all year round with ample parking and dog facilities.
Our rural county is home to around 850,000 people with a rich, diverse range of residences from period houses to new build estates with everything in between. Norfolk offers state primary and secondary schools as well as around 17 independent schools; find out about schools in your preferred areas.
Notoriously flat, living in Norfolk will never be an uphill struggle.
Also, just remember that one of the Queen's residences is Sandringham House in Sandringham, Norfolk – if it’s good enough for the Queen...