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West Norfolk attractions named among region's most popular in new survey


By Lynn News Reporter


Oxburgh Hall. (3512996)
Oxburgh Hall. (3512996)

A West Norfolk stately home is one of the fastest growing visitor attractions in the region, according to new figures.

Data published by VisitEngland today showed that visitor numbers to Oxburgh Hall had risen by more than 25 per cent to 109,000 during 2017.

The total makes the hall, which is owned by the National Trust, the 16th most visited paid-for attraction in the East of England.

Three other West Norfolk sites also feature in the top 20 most visited free attractions in the region.

The RSPB Titchwell Marsh nature reserve is ninth in the list with just over 78,000 visitors in 2017, up 2.8 per cent on the previous year.

RSPB Titchwell Marsh reserve. (3513034)
RSPB Titchwell Marsh reserve. (3513034)

Creake Abbey is in 12th place, with 60,000 visitors last year, up almost 19 per cent on the 2016 figure.

Creake Abbey open-air cinema evenings (3513184)
Creake Abbey open-air cinema evenings (3513184)

And Lynn's St Nicholas Chapel is in 18th position after almost 20,000 people visited in 2017, up more than 14 per cent on the previous year.

St Nicholas Chapel King's Lynn.. (3513007)
St Nicholas Chapel King's Lynn.. (3513007)

The sites are among more than 1400 surveyed for the study.

VisitEngland chief executive Sally Balcombe said: "It is great to see people are getting out and exploring the huge variety of attractions and places of interest on offer across the country, boosting tourism and distributing the benefits across local economies.”



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