Norfolk is a largely rural county in East Anglia.
It has a long coastline, bordering the North Sea and The Wash, and shares the Fens with Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Among the county's other well known features are the Norfolk Broads, and the Breckland, the sandy heathland in the South West close to Thetford Forest.
Norwich, the county town, is one of England's most beautiful cathedral cities, with an astonishing number of mediaeval churches and the lovely Norwich Cathedral. It also has one of the country's largest market places and was one of the largest cities in Norman England.
Cromer is a well known seaside resort, famous for the Summer Shows at the end of the pier, and for the quality of its crabs.
Great Yarmouth is an even better known seaside town, with many attractions along its seafront. It was an important mediaeval town, and retains sections of its town walls.
Hunstanton is yet another attractive seaside resort, and, unusually for an East Coast resort, faces West, with amazing sunsets across the Wash.
Kings Lynn is a very historic town. One of its market places is an exceptionally large one, and it has a very old Guildhall. It was an important maritime town, trading particularly with the Baltic, and has a very impressive Custom House.
Thetford was the cathedral city before this function was moved to Norwich. There are extensive remains of an ancient priory, and a golden statue of Thomas Paine, a native of the town.
Walsingham is an important pilgrimage centre.
Near Kings Lynn is Sandringham, still a Royal residence.