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Norfolk Views

Although the highest point is only a few hundred feet, Norfolk has some amazing views, that are well worth trying to find.

An Introduction to Norfolk Views

Salthouse Sea Ridge
Muckleburgh Hill View
Observation Tower
Norwich Cathedral
Heath Views

Although the highest point in Norfolk is only a few hundred feet, it has some amazing views. Yes, Norfolk DOES have hills and we show you where they are! Some of the views are man-made however, and you will need to climb some steps to admire the view, but all are well worth trying to find. But above all, Norfolk is famous for wide open landscapes and big skies, and it does not disappoint!


Here is our pick of some of the best views in Norfolk


Norfolk - A county of wide open skies. To many a "view" means looking down, but here in Norfolk we prove that a view can also mean looking up!
Norfolk Sky
A wide open Norfolk sky
Moon Rise
The moon rise over West Somerton windfarm
Norfolk Sunset
Sunset over the Norfolk countryside
Wide Open Beaches
Wide open sandy beaches

North Norfolk Coast - Here is proof that Norfolk is NOT flat, a ridge of heathland stretches from Salthouse across to Sheringham. It has a network of footpaths that treat to fantastic views down over the coast, towns and villages.
Muckleburgh Hill View
Summit of Muckleburgh Hill Norfolk
Salthouse Church View
Salthouse church from Salthouse Heath
Coast View
The view of the coast from Salthouse Heath
Upper Sheringham
Sea and coast views from Sheringham Park
Ranworth
The view from the top of the viewing platform in Sheringham Park

Holkham Bay has to be one of the most beautiful in the country and at low tide, you can walk out over the golden sand to the sea beyond. The bay is surrounded by pine trees, planted to protect the land behind. A path goes around the entire bay, one direction taking you all the way into Wells next-the-Sea, making a lovely walk and gives great views over sand and marshes.
Holkham Bay
Holkham Bay, North Norfolk
Viewing Point
A viewing point
Holkham Bay Panorama
A panorama of Holkham Bay at low tide

Great views on the Norfolk Coast can also be found by climbing the sand dunes behind the beaches. Here are two fabulous examples of virtually deserted beaches (taken in spring and summer) of the lovely wide open beaches at Horsey and Sea Palling.
Horsey
The beach at Horsey
Sea Palling
The beach at Sea Palling

One of the best views in West Norfolk is the view of Sandringham House for the beautiful gardens. The house was built in 1870 by the Prince and Princess of Wales, who later became King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. The house has been passed down through 4 generations of British monarchs and is now the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
Sandringham House View
The view of Sandringham House over the lake from the gardens

The views of the Norfolk Broads are largely man-made, but every bit as breathtaking as the natural ones. Here we have views of a green watery landscape, windmills and the tops of boat sails.
Salhouse Broad
The view over Salhouse Broad
Thurne View
View of Thurne windmill from Ludham marshes
Windpump View
View from the top of Horsey Windpump
Hickling Broad
View through the reeds at Hickling
Church View
The view from the top of the church at Ranworth
Barton Turf
The view over a frosty staithe at Barton Turf

A good man-made view is the one of Potter Heigham medieval bridge over the river Thurne. The bridge dates back to 1385 and is a low-arched structure with a clearance of only 7 feet at its highest, a notorious test for novice boaters! A bridge pilot helps boat skippers safely through the bridge in summer.
Potter Bridge
Potter Heigham medieval bridge over the River Thurne
River Thurne
The view of the River Thurne from Potter Heigham bridge

One of the best views in East Anglia can be found at Burgh Castle. Starting in the west (right), Breydon Water separates into the rivers Yare (furthermost) and Waveney (nearest). Just after the rivers divide you will see the Berney Arms pub on the Yare. Next is the Berney Arms windmill, built in 1865 for the Berney family for cement grinding. It was later converted to become the tallest drainage mill on the Broads and its sails are the longest on any windmill in the UK. Moving further east (left), the view continues towards Reedham marshes, with the remains of several drainage windmills. The river Yare is a popular with sailors of traditional Broads sailing cruisers and their white sails only add to the beauty of the view.
Roman Fort Walls
The magnificent view from the Roman Fort
Berney Arms View
Enjoying the view of Berney Arms Mill
Breydon Water View
Sailing towards Breydon Water

You may be surprised to learn that Norwich has one of the hilliest city centre's in England! From Mousehold Heath, the view of the Norwich city skyline is simply amazing! From this point you can see the city's main buildings, including the Cathedral, Castle, City Hall and many ancient Churches.
Norwich Skyline
The view over Norwich from Mousehold Heath
Norwich Castle
The view of Norwich Castle from the market Place
Norwich Elm Hill
The view down Elm Hill

 
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