Norfolk's varied wildlife, rich history, and picturesque landscape have made it a popular destination. Here are seven reasons why you should visit Norfolk.

1) The Norfolk Broads

Norfolk is home to one of just 10 national parks in England. The Broads National Park was established in 1988 and is host to a huge range of wildlife and nature reserves.

It has 32 dedicated reserves made up of RSPB sites, Norfolk wildlife trusts, and more. 

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With a series of quaint villages, riverside walks and country pubs there's plenty to explore.

2) Beautiful beaches

The county has over 90 miles of unspoiled coastline to explore. Its pristine beaches are perfect for a day out swimming, lounging and building sandcastles

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The north Norfolk coast has Britain's best beach at Holkham which is popular with visitors and locals alike. 

3) Seal spotting

With all that coastline comes some special wildlife. Norfolk is one of the best places to go seal spotting.

Hunstanton on the north Norfolk coast is home to one of the largest colonies in the UK.

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In the winter months, Horsey Beach becomes the home to a large colony of the larger grey seals. 

4) Some of the UK's best restaurants

Some of the best country pubs, restaurants and bistros call Norfolk their home.

The county has four Michelin-star restaurants: The Neptune, Store, Meadowsweet and Morston Hall.

If roast dinners are more for you, then the county hosts two of the best in the UK.

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Plus, with events such as Norfolk Restaurant Week they won't break the bank.

5) Family attractions

With plenty of different attractions, there are always things to do.

With popular spots such as BeWILDerwood, Banham Zoo, Holkham Hall and much much more.

There is plenty to keep families entertained on your visit.

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6) Sandringham Estate 

A famous royal estate and a popular holiday spot for the family. This idyllic stately home set in north Norfolk offers a taste of royal life.

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The estate frequently offers events such as its luminate light trail.

7) The City of Stories

Norwich is a vibrant city that offers a host of activities.

Its medieval history decorates the city with the Norman castle that looms over the city, not to mention its two cathedrals.

The city boasts a rich cultural scene full of independent shops, restaurants and bars.  

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