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New North Norfolk tourism chief picks her seven favourite attractions in the area

10:15 10 April 2014

Wells-next-the-Sea.
 PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Wells-next-the-Sea. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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.

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Felbrigg Hall. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYFelbrigg Hall. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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.”

Blickling Hall. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYBlickling Hall. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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.

Morston Quay; This picture shows some Seals at Blakeney PointMorston Quay; This picture shows some Seals at Blakeney Point

“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.

Holt. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYHolt. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

“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.”

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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.”

Aylsham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYAylsham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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3 comments

  • Having read Lucy Downing seven favourite attractions, I can only assume she has not yet got round to visiting Sheringham and seeing all the wonderful attractions the town as to offer, I hope she will do so!

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    Hugh

    Friday, April 11, 2014

  • Well done for changing one, but there are two ....

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    crunchy dick

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • I'm guessing that "Sampha" is samphire ? Either way it tastes good.

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    crunchy dick

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

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