WEST NORFOLK: Week highlights the wonders on your doorstep
Historic market towns, swaying fields of lavender, breath-taking coastal walks and, of course, the royal Sandringham estate.
Those of us who live and work in West Norfolk know this area has so much to offer the visitors.
But next week tourist chiefs aim to show that there is even more just waiting to be explored – even if you already live here.
Next week as part of English Tourism Week (March 16-25), visitors to the Lynn Tourist Information Centre will be invited to find out about the many attractions in West Norfolk and tempted to explore lesser known features as well as re-discovering the attractions that have become synonymous with the borough.
Throughout the week an exhibition will be on display including beautiful imagery of the area and all the information people need to know to plan fantastic days out in West Norfolk.
On Monday at 11am, people will be encouraged to take a closer look at Lynn as Alison Gifford, King’s Lynn Civic Society member, gives a verbal tour of the town’s hidden gems in her public talk.
Alison will showcase the under-explored St Nicholas’ Chapel, with its spectacular oak timber roof structure and magnificent stained glass window and demonstrate that with a little insider knowledge and a fresh perspective, that behind even the most familiar façades there are discoveries to be made.
King’s Lynn’s Hidden Gems, will be held in the Custom House and is free to attend. Space is limited so booking is advisable. To book please call 01553 763044.
David Pope, West Norfolk Council cabinet member responsible for tourism, said: “West Norfolk has such a lot to offer visitors from bracing coastal walks, to great family adventure activities and unique historic buildings just waiting to be explored.
“The exhibition is designed to showcase what is here. It’s for both local people (as often we have a tendency to ignore what is available on our own doorstep) and visitors from further afield.
“Thanks to the knowledge of our award-winning team and Alison’s expertise, people will be able to find out everything they need to know to plan great days out in West Norfolk.”
The Custom House is open Monday to Saturday from 10.30 am until 4pm and from noon until 4 on Sundays and is brim full with maps, books, guides on walking, cycling and public transport as well as details about accommodation and things to do and see in West Norfolk.
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Sunday 26 May 2013
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