You've heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, but why not the Seven Wonders of Norfolk?

Our county is steeped in beauty and wonder, it is a place of peace and serenity for humans and wildlife.

Here are some of the best parts of Norfolk.

1. The Norfolk Broads

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A network of rivers and lakes, the Norfolk Broads includes more than 120 miles of navigable waterways along seven rivers and across 63 broads.

It is the third-largest inland navigation area in the UK. 

The Broads are man-made, created by peat digging. By the 12th century, the peat pits began filling with water and by the 14th century the flooded pits were abandoned and wildlife colonised the new wetland landscape.

2. Castle Rising, King's Lynn

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Owned by Lord Howard of Rising, the keep is one of the largest and best preserved in England and Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th-century castles.

It is surrounded by 20 acres of land and was built in 1138 by the Norman lord William d'Albini for his new wife, the widow of Henry I.

3. Lavender fields, Heacham

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A buzz with bees and sweet in scent, Norfolk lavender fields are famous across the country.

Seen at Heacham and on the Sandringham Estate, the purple flower is popular with visitors taking in the beautiful sight and those buying soaps and other products made from the floral scent.

4. Norwich Cathedral

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Norwich Cathedral has stood at the heart of our city for more than 900 years, with its spire towering over Norwich since its beginnings as a Benedictine monastery.

The cathedral, set on 44 acres of land, is one of the most picturesque parts of Norwich and is admired as one of the best complete Romanesque cathedrals in Europe.

5. Scolt Head Island 

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Scolt Head is an unspoilt sand and shingle barrier in the parish of Burnham Norton.

It was developed around 10,000 years ago as glacial outwash, which developed into a 4km long and half a kilometre wide island.

The coastal habitat is a haven for wildlife and flora.

6. Norwich Castle

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Around 98 homes were torn down by the Normans to make way for the Norwich Castle earthworks in around 1067.

They built a wooden fort surrounded by dry ditches and once the land had settled, the stone castle was built in 1094 by King William (Rufus) II.

7. Norfolk coastline

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Norfolk's wide stretching sand beaches are a wonder to all who visit them.

The golden sands, imposing cliffs and grassy dunes are unique to our area of the UK. 

They are home to an array of wildlife, including the seal colonies which take residence on the shores in the wintertime to give birth to their pups.