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From the Caribbean to Norfolk: Nelson’s County included in 2018 travel hotlist

PUBLISHED: 14:15 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:15 08 January 2018

The seal pups helping to put Norfolk on the travel hotlist. (Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

The seal pups helping to put Norfolk on the travel hotlist. (Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

It seems 2018 is the year to visit Norfolk, with The Guardian listing it among one of the top places to go worldwide.

Boats sit on the still water at Wells. Picture: Ian Burt Boats sit on the still water at Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

The newspaper’s travel articles have worldwide acclaim and their yearly hotlist is highly regarded by travel experts. Forty places around the world are recommended to visit and includes cities, regions, or whole countries.

This year Norfolk made a somewhat surprise appearance brushing shoulders with the likes of the Seychelles, Greece, Peru, Russia, Uganda and even the Caribbean.

Notable Norfolk highlights included seal-spotting at Blakeney Point, the town of Wells-next-the-sea, the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival and the National Centre for Writing in Norwich, due to open this summer.

Liverpool, the Isle of Wight, Newcastle, Dundee and the Scottish Highlands were the other UK destinations to make it onto the list.

A view over Norwich city from Britannia Road. Norwich Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Cathedral with City Hall and St Peter Mancroft Church.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY A view over Norwich city from Britannia Road. Norwich Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Cathedral with City Hall and St Peter Mancroft Church. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

So, whilst we may not have the weather of the Seychelles or the wildlife of Uganda, it seems we are still a big contender in the worldwide travel industry.

Here’s to Norfolk!

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