About Norfolk

From Lord Nelson to the Royal Family, Stephen Fry to Albert Einstein, Robert Kett to Samuel Lincoln, Norfolk has always been home to interesting and important characters, past and present and has played an important part in our nation’s history.

In the 1930s Albert Einstein worked on his scientific theories on a heath outside Cromer (more here) and Samuel Lincoln (great-great-great-great-grandfather of Abraham Lincoln) lived in Hingham before moving to the colonies.

Norfolk is a low-lying County bordering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.  It is the 5th largest ceremonial county and the 7th most populous non-metropolitan County in England.

Norfolk is over 2,000 square-miles in area and has a sparse but diverse population with over 1/3 of the county’s population living in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth or Thetford.

Norfolk’s history is rich and diverse, offering stories to suit everyone’s tastes, from treason and intrigue to rebellion, to the Battle of Britain.

Norfolk offers an excellent variety of sites and interests for visitors here on either business or pleasure, from the magnificent Norfolk Broads and over 600 medieval churches, to ‘the Strangers’ of Norwichand the 100-mile coastline that stretches from Hopton-on-Sea to the Wash.

For information on attractions, places to stay and other things to see and do when visiting Norfolk, please go to www.visitnorfolk.co.uk