10 things that make Dersingham the best village in Norfolk
- Credit: Ian Burt
The scenic village of Dersingham was named in The Sunday Times top 20 best villages in Britain, ranking in at number nine. We look at 10 things which makes this north-west Norfolk town so special.
1. It is only a stone's throw away from Sandringham Estate - the rural retreat of the royal family. Take leisurely strolls through the picturesque Country Park.
2. Dersingham is beaming with natural beauty. On a sunny day, take a walk through it's charming roads and admire the cobblestone buildings and floral sidewalks.
3. Dersingham Bog nature reserve is the largest acid valley mire in East Anglia. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, inhabiting rare birds like Nightjars.
4. Sip a pint in the beautiful beer gardens of The Feathers pub, a carrstone building once belonging to the Sandringham Estate and steeped in royal history.
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5. Marvel at the gothic features of the old railway station, which now runs as a family-owned timber shop called Semba Trading.
6. For green-fingered nature-lovers, Thaxters Garden Centre can fulfil all your gardening needs. Take a break with home-made cake in the adjoining coffee shop.
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7. The Coach and Horses pub serves award-winning real ale for you to enjoy cosied up by the hearth or in the beer garden basking in the warmth.
8. Tropics fast food takeaway offers a hog roast on their diverse menu, from traditional fish and chips to that guilt-free late-night kebab.
9. The Dersingham Pottery and Gallery has been showcasing the artistic talent of locals for over 45 years, including handthrown porcelain and acrylic paintings.
10. Take a seat and enjoy the sweeping views from the hilly heath.
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