New North Norfolk tourism chief picks her seven favourite attractions in the area
10:15 10 April 2014
Archant Norfolk 2014
Lucy Downing has just been appointed Visit North Norfolk’s new brand manager. SABAH MEDDINGS spoke to the self-professed Norfolk girl and mother-of-two to find out her pick of north Norfolk’s attractions.
WELLS: “I love walking on Wells beach with my family and dog. It is lovely any time of the year and both the car park and cafes allow dogs.”
BLICKING AND FELBRIGG HALLS: “I am a National Trust member and these halls are my favourites with their beautiful homes and gardens.
“At Felbrigg it is the walled garden, grounds and park land and the homely feel to the house.”
MORSTON SEAL TRIPS: “They run every day bar Christmas so you can go in any weather. The sea spray is just wonderful as is hearing the stories from the family who have been running them for years.”
COAST ROAD VENDORS: “Purchasing fresh samphire with crab and fish from the vendors along the Coast Road. It is lovely to the different stalls outside people’s homes.
“I always take the samphire home and cook it with a little butter and salt. Delicious.”
AYLSHAM: “The farmers markets in north Norfolk are brilliant and Aylsham is a great example.
“But the town is wonderful a whole for just its food. White’s butchers is great and Bread Source is a bakery which has just opened - it is just like being in Paris.
“If you want to go and grab some lovely bits for a picnic, Aylsham is the place to go.
HOLT: “If you are a tea fanatic like my husband then Holt is wonderful. The Folly Tearoom has a beautiful selection of cakes and teas with a lovely courtyard.
“And for individual boutiques and shopping the town is fantastic.”
CROMER PIER: “It is the best feeling to be out on the sea on the pier.
“I was in the Seaside Special as a child and have fond memories of the 46 nights I spent there.”
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