Fairs, Carnivals and Festivals in Norfolk this Summer

Fairs, Carnivals and Festivals in Norfolk this Summer

It's holiday season in Norfolk, and there is plenty of fun to be had for all the family. As the proud sponsors of the Heacham Carnival, which takes place on the 4th August, we've taken a look at some of the great fares, carnivals and festivals taking place in Norfolk this summer. ...

Why Norfolk is the Perfect Cycling Break Destination this Summer

Why Norfolk is the Perfect Cycling Break Destination this Summer

Cycling is one of the UK's fastest growing sports and pastimes, with more than two million people across the country cycling at least once a week according to British Cycling. The appeal of cycling is easy to see, with cyclists able to reduce their carbon footprint by leaving their cars at home, all while keeping in shape and socialising with friends.  ...

Celebrating Heacham Manor's 10th Anniversary

Celebrating Heacham Manor's 10th Anniversary

This month marks the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Heacham Manor Hotel. In that period, we are immensely proud to have hosted our many wonderful guests, and to have provided employment to hundreds of people in the local community. To celebrate our 10th birthday, we caught up with Paul Searle, owner of Heacham Manor, and neighbouring leisure resort, Searles...

The King’s Lynn Shakespeare Festival: 4 Things Linking the Bard to Norfolk

The King’s Lynn Shakespeare Festival: 4 Things Linking the Bard to Norfolk

23rd April marks the birthday of England's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.  To celebrate, King's Lynn are launching the inaugural Shakespeare Festival. A three-day celebration of Shakespeare, including workshops, performance and discussion. The festival will also feature one of the UK's most beloved Shakespearian actors in Sir Ian McKellen. To celebrate the The King’s Lynn Shakespeare...

Remembering Bill Edrich - Norfolk’s Finest

Remembering Bill Edrich - Norfolk’s Finest

William John Edrich, Bill to his friends, was born in Lingwood, Norfolk in 1916. Bill came from a great sporting family, with three of his brothers going on to play first class cricket: Eric and Geoffrey for Lancashire and Brian for Kent and Glamorgan. Famously, the Edrich clan were able to raise a full cricket team of eleven, and, in 1938, a team of Edriches beat Norfolk in a one-day match....

The Hidden History of the Norfolk Coast

The Hidden History of the Norfolk Coast

Norfolk is famous throughout the world for its picturesque countryside and stunning coastline, but in recent years a different picture of Norfolk has emerged, as a pre-historic cradle of humanity, where hippos and hyenas once roamed free....