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Eight of the most romantic places in Norfolk

13:12 11 February 2016

Blickling Hall, Holkham Beach and the view from Mousehold Heath in Norwich.

Blickling Hall, Holkham Beach and the view from Mousehold Heath in Norwich.

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Norfolk’s beautiful landscape and heritage means it’s packed with romantic spots. We’ve picked eight of the best.

Flowers blooming by the water at Ranworth Broad. Picture Dan MasonFlowers blooming by the water at Ranworth Broad. Picture Dan Mason

•The Gazebo at Sheringham Park

Hidden away in the middle of woodland at Sheringham Park, The Gazebo gives you 360 degree views of north Norfolk. The 100 steps take you up to a viewpoint on top of the tree canopy where you can have some time to take in the scenery around you. Neil Perry, Deputy Head of News at Mustard TV, proposed to his wife at the top of The Gazebo and said it is at its most romantic at sunset.

•Ranworth Broad

The stunning view from the top of the gazebo in Sheringham Park.The stunning view from the top of the gazebo in Sheringham Park.

You can enjoy a peaceful walk at Ranworth Broad, through the reeds to the thatched visitor centre. Impress your loved one with knowledge of the wildlife before climbing to the very top of the church and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Norfolk Broads.

•Blickling Hall

For the cultural couple, Blickling Hall provides an ideal location. The 17th Century hall boasts an impressive collection of tapestries, paintings and sculptures. Pack a picnic and head off into the grounds to find a picturesque spot for a romantic afternoon. Blickling Hall also host weddings - just in case your Valentine’s Day turns out really well.

Views across the lake on the Blickling Estate.Views across the lake on the Blickling Estate.

•Holkham Beach

Any location used for the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’ must have an air of romance about it and Holkham Beach on the north Norfolk coast is no exception. Reader Vicky Bentall said of the beach: “My husband proposed to me there and it is one of my favourite spots in the world.”

It is the ideal place for a romantic morning stroll before you sit back amongst the dunes and watch the sun.

Holkham beach was used as a location for the filming of 'Shakespeare In Love'.Holkham beach was used as a location for the filming of 'Shakespeare In Love'.

•Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, the calm nature of the surroundings is guaranteed to help you escape the stresses of modern life. The garden has over three miles of walks, on which you can take in beautiful flowers and enjoy the wildlife. There is also a rustic bridge across the waterways; the perfect place to take a loved-up photo.

Couple walk hand-in-hand at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.  Picture: James BassCouple walk hand-in-hand at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. Picture: James Bass

•Mousehold Heath

The top of the hill at Mousehold Heath gives you the best view across Norwich. It is at its most romantic at sunset and sunrise.

•Lynford Arboretum

A view from Mousehold Heath as night draws in.A view from Mousehold Heath as night draws in.

The Arboretum near Mundford is popular with many couples for its stunning lakes and picturesque walks. The woodland is home to a variety of bird life and spring flowers which are easy to spot on walks round the lake. EDP photographer Sonya Duncan said it is one of her favourite places: “The lakes are pretty for a walk anytime of the year, always quiet and very secluded plus you can have something to eat and drink at Lynford Hall Hotel afterwards.”

•River Wensum

A hand-in-hand walk along the River Wensum is one of the most romantic ways to spend your day in Norwich. Take in some history including the Cathedral, Pull’s Ferry and Lollard’s Pit before reaching Elm Hill quay, where you can hop in a boat for a picturesque river cruise through the city.

The beautiful lake at Lynford Arbouretum near Mundford. Photograph Simon ParkerThe beautiful lake at Lynford Arbouretum near Mundford. Photograph Simon Parker

•Where’s your favourite romantic spot in Norfolk? You can leave your comments below.

4 comments

  • 'Couple walk hand-in-hand at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden'. Really, they look like they have just had a row to me? Hand in hand, I don't think so?

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    baguio

    Friday, February 12, 2016

  • In the sand dunes at Sea Palling.

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    Bruce87

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • It doesn't look as though City Boats will be using the Elm Hill Quay this year either. Their website says a timetable will be available soon for Quayside.

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    E

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • A lot of pictures taken in the middle of summer to recommend a trip out in the middle of February...

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    NigelS

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

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