On these sites you can discover more about Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. These are magazine
and gazetteer style websites with articles on towns
and villages, locations, curiosities and fascinating
facts, like our myths and legend pages as well as
local history and folklore. Holiday accommodation
information is maintained regularly and new hotels,
holiday cottages, holiday lodges, holiday parks, boats
and cruisers for the Norfolk Broads, are updated
Situated on the east coast of England and known as the bulging rump, Norfolk enjoys a pleasant climate all year round, with a below average rainfall for the UK. Norfolk stretches for over forty-three miles along a picturesque and an ever-changing coastline, most of which has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The coastal road links a chain of traditional Norfolk coastal villages, some still with their own harbours. Popular places include Wells next the sea with its picturesque quayside, or the Edwardian seaside town of Cromer, famous for its crabs and summer carnival. On the east coast is the ancient seaside village of Winterton-on-Sea and on the west Hunstanton or Sunny Hunny as its known. Inland lie the Norfolk Broads, which offers a wide spectrum of recreational pursuits; sailing, fishing, walking and bird watching, all are catered for. When you mention a holiday in Norfolk most people immediately think about our seaside resorts or the Norfolk Broads, but to fail to explore the highways and byways of the Norfolk countryside would be a real mistake. The capital of Norfolk is the ancient cathedral city of Norwich which, dates back to Saxon times. Its twisted medieval streets and historic buildings blend happily with a large up to-date shopping center.
Just one hour from London, in folds of arable pastoral land, is the county where the Kings of East Anglia once held court and its name is Suffolk. Here you can delight in weeks of exploration, whether on foot, bike or in the car. Visit Suffolk's exceptional heritage coastline, with its sand and shingle beaches, which are graced by famous seaside towns such as Southwold and Aldeburgh. Suffolk has more than its fair share of quaint villages reached down narrow roads. Suffolk enjoyed a rich wool heritage resulting in many fine medieval market towns with half-timbered houses, over-sailing upper storeys and twinkling diamond panned windows, such as Lavenham. Known as the southern gateway to the Norfolk Broads, Oulton Broad has one of the finest yachting lakes in Britain. It is the place where people who love all kinds of water sports and for those wishing to explore the Broads go.
Joining London to the coast, Essex is pretty county and sits above the river Thames.