Another well planned holiday organised by Maureen Arrowsmith, this time to take in some of the attractions of Norfolk. A comfortable ride with our driver, John, allowed us a short time to explore Mundesley before our evening meal at our hotel on the Norfolk coast.
DAY 1: Oxburgh Hall
The next day we left Mundesley to visit Oxburgh Hall, a National Trust property which is a fortified manor house with a 15th century gatehouse. Built by Sir Edmund Bedingfield in 1482, it is still lived in by his descendants today.
DAY 2: Blakeney Point and Blickling Estate
After breakfast we left to visit Blakeney Point where we were booked on a seal watching trip. This was followed to another National Trust property, Blickling Estate, home to a Jacobean mansion as well as a large historic park.
DAY 3: Felbrigg Hall and Walsingham
We were able to look around yet another National Trust property, a country house, Felbrigg Hall. A wood on the estate and the gardens were also worth a visit. This was followed by a visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham as well as the chance to have a look around the village.
DAY 4: Bure Valley Railway, the Norfolk Broads and Mundesley
We started the day with an excursion on the Bure Valley Railway, a narrow 15” gauge line running between Aylsham and Wroxham. At Wroxham we boarded a boat for a trip on the Norfolk Broads and were given an interesting commentary along the way. The day ended with a quick look around Mundesley village.
DAY 5: Southwold
After breakfast we started out on our journey home. However, on the way back there was time for one more stop to look around Southwold, an old-fashioned seaside resort on the Suffolk coast, famed for Adnams beer.