Delia Smith, Lord Nelson and Colman’s Mustard! Good news about Norwich

Delia Smith, Lord Nelson and Colman’s Mustard! Good news about Norwich

Norwich has just celebrated World Tourism Day and rightly so.

the inside of Norwich Cathedral (photo by

With its spectacular cathedral, Alan Partridge, Norwich City FC, Lord Nelson and Colman’s Mustard, it has a bit of everything in its locker.

The beach in Norwich

Here are some other delights of this superb English city.

World Tourism Day takes place on Tuesday 27th September each year and is a worldwide initiative celebrating all the wonderful places across the globe, whether it be a famous landmark or a small village.

This year, the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) is asking the public to ‘rethink tourism’, with a focus on making sure travel is sustainable and open to everyone.

For many people so soon after covid, travelling far can be difficult and nerve-wracking. To help with that, there’s more than enough local and sustainable activities to get the family out to celebrate the day and help give local tourism a much needed boost.

A weekend break at Belle Aire Holiday Park, Hemsby

At Belle Aire Holiday Park, the opportunities to relax are endless. With a fleet of luxury accommodation from caravans, lodges and chalets, as a boutique holiday park Belle Aire offers guests the opportunity to experience all the fun of the sea side in 5* comfort. With an array of beaches nearby, an on-site restaurant and dog friendly accommodation, it's the perfect getaway for all.

Belle Aire is also mindful of promoting local businesses, and provides guests with a welcome pack of goodies from The Norfolk Cookie Company, Green Farm Coffee Co in and Pooches dog treats.

Picnic with a view at the Plantation Garden, Norwich


Rich with history, and a place to relax, the Plantation Garden located in Norwich is a beautiful day trip for the whole family. Being surrounded by acres of nature and wildlife, provides a break from the hectic and busy lives that so often engulf us. Purchased in 1856 as an old chalk quarry, the gardens give you a glimpse into the past, of a miniature grand country house garden of the Victorian period, so why not spend a day delving into nature and history.

As a part of the Gardens Trust, the only UK national charity dedicated to protecting and conserving our heritage of designed landscapes, Plantation Gardens is the perfect example of preserving a local heritage attraction. Known as the secret garden, Plantation Garden Trust (PGPT) was formed in 1980 and since its set up, all work and maintenance of the grade II registered gardens has been carried out by enthusiastic volunteers.

Cosy treats from Marmalades Bistro Restaurant, Sheringham

Marmalades Bistro has been popular with locals and visitors for over 15 years. Owned by husband and wife Ian and Sarah, the Marmalades Bistro provides a comforting and homely atmosphere.

All food is home made and freshly cooked to order, using locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce. Ian is particularly proud of his relationships with local suppliers and the menu is adapted regularly to showcase the best ingredients in the most creative and tasty way possible. After spending a day in Sheringham enjoying the glorious beach and town shops, why not end the day with their well loved cheesecake that satisfies all.

Coffee on the cobblestone at Britons Arms, Norwich

Located on Elm Hill, one of Norwich’s most alluring areas, the Britons Arms coffee house and restaurant is a local icon, being established since the 1300’s. The ancient and unique institution has recently reopened welcoming new owners.

Situated perfectly in the cobbled streets guests can indulge in hearty and sustaining breakfasts, delightful and rejuvenating elevenses, interesting and eclectic British lunches and also tea, coffee, cake and other treats through the afternoon.

Shopping extravaganza at Norwich Market, Norwich

With Norwich Castle looming over, Norwich Market is bright, colourful and swarming in local culture. At the heart of the city for over 900 years, the medieval market has grown over centuries bringing a wealth of history to buying and selling.

From second-hand clothing stores, to locally sourced cheese Norwich Market has all the stops. With over 200 stalls, not only can you support local businesses, but many stalls who have their own cultures to share with Norwich.

An ancient stroll through Holkham Hall, Holkham

Holkham Hall is a charming stately home, surrounded by wildlife, beaches and art, but is also an educational place to spend the day out. The 18th century land encompasses many attractions, but also a lot of wildlife and nature preserves. To get the full experience, there's the courtyard cafe to get a treat and soak in the view.

With a vision to be the UK’s most pioneering and sustainable rural estate, Holkham Hall is driven in their ambition to be pioneering, sustainable and influential in the management of their landscape, farmland, habitats and wildlife. With a landscape interwoven with farmland, woodland, parkland, saltmarsh, coastline and the Holkham National Nature Reserve, Holkham is a place of precious and diverse habitats.

An adventure with wildlife at Pensthorpe National Park, Fakenham

Pensthorpe is the ultimate destination for discovery and an action-packed day out for the whole family. Here you can explore magical gardens, take a trail through their internationally recognised reserve, and get up close with feathered friends.

For little nature lovers, there are awesome indoor and outdoor play areas, off-road rides, and lots to learn. With a café and shop it is the perfect day out.

Pensthorpe National Park is also proud to be a part of Eco Attractions ‘Green Days Out’.

Offering great green features across the park, it promises to provide a unique adventure with nature, leaving you inspired to live in a more eco-friendly way at home, as well as a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy.

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