A Norfolk nature phenomenon has been named one of the best locations in the UK to visit on an off-season trip.

The 'Snettisham Spectacular' has been included in The Times' ranking of the 42 best spots to visit outside of the peak holiday season.

The spectacular is visible from the RSPB Snettisham reserve and occurs when thousands of birds take to the sky to escape the incoming high tides.

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It is rare because it requires a spring tide in late autumn or early spring to happen during daylight hours. 

The RSPB website recommends arriving as early as 6.15am to be in with a chance of catching it.

The Times said this itinerary gives tourists "longer days on an empty Norfolk coast of epic widescreen horizons".

It suggested heading to the esteemed Blakeney Hotel afterward to warm up beside a fire in the lounge or enjoy an afternoon tea in the Lookout Lounge.