5 unusual things to do in Norfolk
Published: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Written by: Georgia Dawson
Norfolk is the ideal destination for a holiday - whether you wish for a relaxing escape or an action-packed adventure, Norfolk has it all.
Below are some of the more unusual, unique, and unforgettable activities in Norfolk you absolutely don't want to miss!
- Go Alpaca Trekking at Wells-next-the-Sea
Why not head to the beautiful north Norfolk coast and become an alpaca trekker for the day? Take one (or more!) groups of alpacas for an unforgettable walk along the picturesque coastal paths at Wells-next-the-Sea & Stiffkey. During your walk, your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the rich history of this part of our coast.
- Discover the forgotten street in Norwich
Buried beneath the Missing Kind's headquarters and KindaKafe in Norwich lies a hidden underground street lined with abandoned houses and secrets to the past. Discover the rich history of Norwich's trades, houses and people, led by a local storyteller, historian and performer.
- Visit the Wreck of the Sheraton at Hunstanton
On the sands of Hunstanton beach, you will find the incredible wreck of the Sheraton, a trawler that was launched in 1907. The trawler was used during boom defence work between the years of 1915 and 1918. It also served as a patrol vessel during World War II. The ship was wrecked in 1947.
- Visit the West Runton Steppe Mammoth
In December 1990, Harold and Margaret Hems discovered a pelvic bone of a mammal at the bottom of the cliffs at West Runton. A year later, more bones were discovered, and after a three-month excavation in 1995, the oldest mammoth to have been discovered in the UK was unearthed. 85% of the Steppe Mammoth was unearthed which made it the most complete Steppe Mammoth skeleton to have ever been found in the world. Parts of the mammoth can now be seen by the public in Cromer Museum and Norwich Castle Museum. The huge skull and amazing tusks can be found in The Norfolk Collections Centre at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.
- Enjoy a day out on the World's Smallest Public Railway.
Travel from the seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea to the delightful village of Walsingham in style. The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway is the longest 10 1/4" narrow gauge steam railway in the world. Opened in April 1982, you can sit back and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, admire the wonderful wildlife of Norfolk and relive the nostalgic sounds and smells of steam travel.