We recently spent a few days based at Cromer after first visiting this part of the country many decades ago, Norfolk is very rural and lies quite far out to the East of the UK. The fields are mainly given over to crops including flowers which resembled coloured stripes from the road.
The weather was variable but, during the showers, we took advantage of our National Trust membership to visit a couple of stately homes.
|Hotel de Paris where Oscar Wilde and Duke of Wales stayed, although not at the same time|
Our B&B was actually once part of the grounds of the elegant Fellbrigg Hall, so we didn’t have far to go.
|Some of the stained glass windows dated back to the 15th century|
Next we visitedSheringham Park, which was taken over by the National Trust in 1986. Designed by the landscaper Humphry Repton in 1812, there is 20 hectares of parkland with walks down to the cliffs and a gazebo and a temple which gives excellent views of the surroundings.
There is still a great deal to see for another time ….