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Once a Small Fisher’s Village – A visit to King’s Lynn

If you are planning a visit to the Norfolk Coast, then you will most definitely want to spend some time in King’s Lynn, especially if you fancy maritime history, for which the town has gained fame for as long as it exists. If you didn’t know it already, King’s Lynn began as a small fishing village that historians trace back

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Top 10 Most Amazing Norfolk Beaches

Norfolk is home to six blue flag beaches, making it one of England’s top beach destinations. Blue flag beaches are distinguished by their water quality, environmental upkeep and education, facilities and safety standards. Norfolk makes for a great day out on the beach in a beautiful setting. In Norfolk, you’ll discover a stunning coastline with cliff drops and dramatic sunsets,

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Ten of Suffolks Most Seductive Seaside Resorts

When it comes to seaside resorts, Suffolk has something for everyone. The beautiful countryside, quaint villages and long stretches of unspoilt coastline all make for a seductive weekend retreat. Famed for hosting the smallest pub in the country, Suffolk is also home to the most easterly point in the UK, making it the first place you can observe the sunrise.

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Autumn on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast

Fossil finding When autumn comes around, the tides tend to be higher. This often means the chances are higher of the waves washing away debris and material to reveal what’s hidden underneath. Historically, the coast around Norfolk is a treasure trove to find fossils in this way. West Runton in particular is known as a great place to visit since

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Happisburgh Footprints – Norfolk coast

In May 2013, storm waves eroded a section of the coastline at Happisburgh, a small village on the north-eastern coast of Norfolk. This unearthed a great archaeological discovery, of many sets of prehistoric footprint hollows imprinted into the clay. When the discovery was reported, a team of archaeologists lead by Simon Parfitt from the National History Museum rushed to the

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Britain’s Top 100 Outstanding Lighthouses

The coastline of the United Kingdom is one of the country’s most prominent features, having contributed greatly to British heritage and culture. The UK’s maritime exploits in past centuries have been significant in regards to trade, transport and war, and lighthouses together with their keepers have played a critical role in ensuring the safety of ships throughout. There are more

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Dover to Dundee: A coastal tour of British culture

Top coastal museums and galleries Historic Dockyard Chatham Chatham – Kent – England Based in the charming ex-military town of Chatham, Kent, this 18th-century dockyard museum is still home to many historic Royal Navy warships. Whilst the ships are no longer in use they remain a powerful symbol of when Britannia ruled the waves and places like Chatham docks played

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Did you know – 100 Interesting Facts about the British Coast

How well do you know the British coast? Below you can find 100 informative and interesting facts to test your knowledge about the British coastline and learn about it. Hadrian’s Wall was 73 miles long One of the UK’s most famous landmarks, Hadrian’s Wall stretched almost from coast to coast when it was finished, marking the northern frontier of the

Dover Beach – Coastal Poem by Matthew Arnold

The sea is calm to-night, The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits;-on the French coast the light Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand, Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay. Come to the window, sweet is the night air! Only, from the long line of spray Where the sea meets the moon-blanch’d

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The Islands of Britain – Where they are and Why they are Interesting

Although Great Britain is a large island, there are thousands of significantly smaller islands that are located away from the country’s coastline – some of these are rather close to the shoreline, whereas others are tens (and even hundreds) of kilometres away. This article covers the largest of these islands, including both individual isles and archipelagos. Many of these islands

Shaldon – Idyllic Little Fishing Village – South Devon coast

Shaldon is on the south side of the river Teign opposite the industrial town of Teignmouth and about 15 miles from the historic cathedral city of Exeter to the North West and about seven miles south of Torquay. Comprising mainly of picturesque fishermen’s cottages, Georgian homes and quaint thatched cottages Shaldon has windy narrow streets and plenty of character.  The

Green Coast Award Beach and a Castle Nearby

Freshwater East is a village that is just three miles from Pembroke and is situated on a cliff overlooking the sheltered bay and out to sea.  The well-known tourist town of Tenby is about nine miles to the east.  The sandy beach is protected from the west by Trewent Point, a headland that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest

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Dover to Dundee: A coastal tour of British culture

Top coastal museums and galleries Historic Dockyard Chatham Chatham - Kent - England Based in the charming ex-military town of …

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