Designed in 1812 by Humphrey Repton the
great landscape gardener (who is buried at Aylsham) for
The park boasts spectacular views of the coast and
countryside and has a wonderful display of azaleas and
rhododendron in May/early June. It also has a number of
towers (of varying heights) which are well worth the
climb in order to better appreciate the wonderful
displays and the panoramic views.
For shops and other places to eat then
head to the seaside town of Sheringham which is just
down the road, with its other amenities for the holiday
visitor - theatre - swimming pool - golf course - museum
In the Church of All Saints, on one of the bench ends near the north door, there is a carving of a mermaid. The legend goes that a mermaid presented herself at the church door and asked to be admitted, but she was refused because she was not a Christian. However she managed to evade the church guardian and slipped into the church. Hence the carving. We've cheeked and it's still there.
In the square is a well that was given to the
village by Abbot Upcher in 1814 to celebrate European
peace, following Napoleon's exile to Elba. Though this
of course proved to be a bit premature! The well used to
service the water requirements of the entire village
until the 1950's.