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Our teams are based in five localities across Norfolk. Each area offering a unique place to live and work.
Norfolk is a beautiful county, a real hidden gem with over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, the unique Norfolk Broads, amazing wildlife, picturesque market towns and the fabulous seaside resorts of Hunstanton, Cromer and Great Yarmouth.
There’s nowhere like Norfolk.
Norwich international airport provides a gateway to Europe and the rest of the world via daily flights to Schiphol, plus daily internal flights to Aberdeen, Manchester and Dublin.
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Rail travel around the UK is also easy, Norwich to London in just under one hour and 40 minutes, Cambridge in under an hour and direct train links to the Midlands. The dualling of the A11 main road from Norwich to London has also considerably cut driving time to the capital, and improved road safety.
Norwich has also been voted as the happiest place to work in England, and the rest of the county is pretty cheerful too!
The city of Norwich lies about 100 miles from London and the capital of the East of England. Its historic centre is home to cobbled streets, historic buildings and churches and offers an array of shopping, restaurants and activities.
North Norfolk and Broadland
North Norfolk has 45 miles of stunning coastline, beaches, big skies and breath-taking countryside. The unspoilt beach of Wells-next-to-sea was 2016 ‘Beach of the Year’ and the area is also home to six blue flag beaches including the dog and horse friendly beach of Holkham. Inland the North Norfolk area offers market towns and villages with numerous eateries and shops, stately homes and places of cultural and historical interest.
Broadland, named after the Norfolk Broads is home to towns and villages covering 65 parishes. In 2013 Broadland was announced as the most peaceful locality within the United Kingdom having the lowest level of violent crime than anywhere else in the country.
The main town in East Norfolk is the coastal town of Great Yarmouth, 21 miles from the city of Norwich which is easily accessible by road or rail. A traditional seaside town famous as a family holiday destination with activities, shows and attractions for all. Great Yarmouth is also well known for it’s maritime heritage and the area of Great Yarmouth is home to over 15 miles of sandy beaches with Winterton-on-sea and Hemsby to the North and the cliff-backed Hopton-on-Sea to the South.
South Norfolk has some of the most scenic and peaceful countryside scattered with picturesque villages and market towns. The area is also dotted with historic architecture with Saxon and Norman Churches including the 12th century Wymondham Abbey.
The area offers traditional tea shops and pubs and excellent long and short distance walking and cycling routes for the outdoor enthusiast.
Breckland is one of the largest rural districts in England covering over 500 square miles of beautiful countryside. It has one of the most distinctive landscapes in the UK and boasts the best overall climate with low rainfall and hot summers. Centred around five market towns of Attleborough, Dereham, Swaffham, Thetford and Watton, there’s plenty to do regardless of your interests. The area has 112 parishes and numerous picturesque villages. The Brecks offers miles of tranquil trackways and paths to explore, it is steeped in history back to the Stone Age and home to some of the most important wildlife in Britain.
In the heart of West Norfolk is King’s Lynn, a seaport and market town 97 miles North of London and 44 miles west of Norwich. The town centre offers a pedestrian shopping area with plenty of shops and restaurants and regular markets which take place in the historic centre. The Corn Exchange is a live entertainment venue and the Arts Centre and Majestic Cinema offers numerous performances and special events. There is direct rail access to London within 45 minutes and road and rail links to Norwich. West Norfolk is home to tranquil beaches, from Heacham, Old Hunstanton to Brancaster. Hunstanton is a popular coastal resort with Beach Chalets along the promenade and Brancaster offers miles of unspoilt golden sandy beaches.