The Village of Itteringham in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the small rural village
of Itteringham in Norfolk, 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
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
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 certain occasions.
Up the road is Mannington
century medieval moated manor house, here you will find the heritage Rose
Gardens with a display of hundreds of different roses.
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