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Our teams are based in five localities across Norfolk in the east of England. Norfolk is a beautiful county with over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful rolling countryside, the Broads and picturesque market towns, plus the fabulous seaside resorts of Hunstanton, Cromer and Great Yarmouth and the large county capital, Norwich.
Norwich is a fantastic city with a fascinating story to tell. The city effortlessly mixes outstanding heritage through the ages with modern shopping centres, superb restaurants and cafés and plenty of entertainment for people of all ages.
Norwich has good transport links with Cambridge and London. By train, Norwich to London can be done in 90 minutes and Cambridge in less than an hour. There are also direct train links to the Midlands.
Norwich International Airport has regular flights to Schiphol and from there on to the rest of the world, plus daily internal flights to Scotland, Manchester and Dublin. 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 been voted as the happiest place to work in England, and the rest of the county is pretty cheerful too! There’s nowhere like Norfolk.
The city of Norwich lies about 100 miles from London. Its historic centre is home to cobbled streets, medieval buildings and churches with a wide choice of shops, restaurants and other 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 is dotted with market towns and villages, numerous restaurants 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. The Broads National Park is a large part of this area, with stunning views across rivers and Broads, riverside pubs and walks to enjoy, and plenty of opportunities to mess about on the water, from sailing to canoes and stand up paddleboards.
The main town in East Norfolk is the coastal town of Great Yarmouth, 21 miles from the city of Norwich and easily accessible by road or rail. Great Yarmouth and the neighbouring towns of Gorleston-on-Sea and Caister-on-Sea are renowned as family holiday destinations with fabulous beaches and lots of fun tourist attractions. Great Yarmouth is also well known for it’s maritime heritage. The coastline is home to more than 15 miles of sandy beaches from Winterton-on-Sea and Hemsby to the north and the Hopton-on-Sea to the south.
South Norfolk boasts scenic and peaceful countryside scattered with picturesque villages and market towns. The area is also home to historic architecture including Saxon and Norman churches and 12th century Wymondham Abbey, plus 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 whatever your interests. The Brecks has miles of tranquil trackways and paths to explore, it is steeped in history back to the Stone Age and is 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 historic town centre has a pedestrian shopping area with plenty of shops and restaurants and regular markets. The Corn Exchange is a well-known live entertainment venue. There is direct rail access to London within 45 minutes. West Norfolk is home to tranquil beaches from Heacham, and Old Hunstanton to Brancaster, beloved by kite-surfers. Hunstanton is a popular coastal resort with beach chalets along the promenade.