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Norfolk activities voted in list of nation’s top 30 happy places

Holiday makers on the Norfolk Broads enjoying the warm weather on the river at Potter Heigham. Picture: Anthony Kelly

Holiday makers on the Norfolk Broads enjoying the warm weather on the river at Potter Heigham. Picture: Anthony Kelly

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A new survey has revealed the nation’s ultimate happy places with three Norfolk activities making the top 30 - how many have you done?

Holkham beach. Picture Leanne McColmHolkham beach. Picture Leanne McColm

It seems it’s not just the people of Norfolk that love Nelson’s county with Brits voting three tourist hotspots onto the list.

Boating on the broads sailed into 13th position, closely followed by walking the dog at Holkham Bay on the north Norfolk coast at 16.

A staple of any Norfolk childhood, riding donkeys on Great Yarmouth beach was also ranked at number 26.

Eating a pub lunch in the Cotswolds was voted Brits’ ultimate happy place, with walking in the Lake District and eating an ice-cream on Brighton Beach at second and third position respectively.

Great Yarmouth beach. Photo: Neal TrafankowskiGreat Yarmouth beach. Photo: Neal Trafankowski

The survey, which polled 1,500 British adults, was carried out by SACO (Serviced Apartment Company).

A spokesperson for SACO said: “Britain really does have it all – whether that’s food and drink, leisure, accommodation and entertainment, or the great outdoors and sprawling beaches.

“In terms of culture, history and picturesque scenery, many popular European resorts could not compete.“

1. . Pub lunch in the Cotswolds

2. Walking / hiking in the Lake District

3. Eating ice-cream on Brighton Beach

4. Eating fish and chips in Padstow

5. Admiring the white sandy beaches of the Hebrides

6. Walking in the Peak District

7. Enjoying a cream tea in the Isles of Scilly

8. Enjoying a pasty in St Ives

9. Visiting the Roman Baths

10. Open top bus ride in London

11. Picking fossils on the Jurassic Coast

12. Swimming in Bude Sea Pool, Cornwall

13. Boating on the Norfolk broads

14. Eating candy floss at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

15. Walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

16. Walking the dog on Holkham Bay, Norfolk

17. Searching for Nessie at Loch Ness

18. Playing arcade games on Weston Super Mare Pier

19. Building sand castles on Blackpool Sands beach

20. Climbing St Michaels Mount

21. Winning a toy for the children in Barry Island

22. Rock Pooling in Polzeath Beach

23. Exploring Exmore

24. Playing rounders on Perranporth Beach, Cornwall

25. Strolling over the Clifton suspension bridge

26. Riding donkeys on Great Yarmouth Beach

27. Surfing on Fistral Beach

28. Crabbing in Looe

29. Punting on the Cam

30. Sailing in Salcombe

Where is your ultimate happy place? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @EDP24

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