The small rural village of Itteringham in Norfolk is
located just under 9 miles from the North Norfolk Coast.
The village is surrounded by National Trust land and
some of the properties within the village are owned by
the N.T. The community shop also contains a Post Office
and Cafe and the local pub/inn The Walpole Arms, is
known for its fine food and welcoming relaxed
atmosphere. All kinds of walking and rambling can
be enjoyed around here taking you through a beautiful
gentle countryside landscape.
Close by are the park, woods, lake,
gardens and building of Blickling Hall built
between 1616 and 1627. A masterpiece of Jacobean
architecture with events held throughout the season. Anne Boleyn is
believed to have lived in an earlier house on the same
site and it is said that her ghost returns by coach on
the anniversary of her death. For those who enjoy
the pursuit of fishing, try the the lakes at Blickling and also the
Bure Valley Lakes.
The market town of Aylsham
some three miles away has a colourful market square
where lively traders offer a good range of merchandise
on market days, the town also has a supermarket. On its
outskirts is the Bure Valley Railway (15 inch gauge)
which runs from Aylsham to Wroxham
(located in the Norfolk Broads National Park), passing
through 9 miles of glorious countryside. There are many
fine properties in and around the area of Itteringham,
evidence of the town's wealth in times past.
Wolterton Hall is a
fine Georgian country house home to the Walpole
family, distant cousins of Nelson on his mother's
side, whom he visited regularly, open to the public on
Up the road is Mannington
a 15th century medieval moated manor house, here you
will find the heritage Rose Gardens with a display
of hundreds of different roses.