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10 reasons to call Norfolk home

Published: 23/07/2021

Are you considering moving to Norfolk?

As Sowerby’s celebrates Norfolk Day we’ve put together a list of everything we love about our county.

Whether you’re already local and looking to explore a new corner of the county – or you’re dreaming of relocating to our corner of the World, there’s plenty of reasons to make Norfolk home.

Here’s Sowerby’s top ten reasons:

The coast

An incredible 90 miles of it (or 93 when the tide is out!) From the large sandy beaches to the tidal creeks, salt marshes and shingled shores, there’s such a variety for you to experience at the north Norfolk coast – something Norfolk is famous for.

The home of independent shopping

Norfolk is well known for being the home of independents, allowing you to shop small and local wherever you go. Norwich Lanes is the perfect example of this as it’s full of independent retailers, eateries and public houses.

An array of outdoor spaces

There’s no excuse to stay inside when there are so many beautiful, wide outside spaces across the county. With a number of National Trust sites and stunning estates such as Holkham Hall, you will never be short of somewhere to explore.

The amazing selection of food and drink

Norfolk is often celebrated for its amazing selection of food and drink. With many food events taking place every year celebrating its many local producers and delis, fine dining restaurants and quirky tea rooms – there’s something for everyone.

The sense of community

For us, Norfolk is all about the people. The county has such a great sense of community and will always provide a warm welcome. Whether it be an event or somebody in need of a helping hand, everyone will always come together to support one another.

A variety of homes

We are very lucky here in Norfolk in that there are such a variety of homes available at different price points. Whether you’re looking for a cosy cottage close to the coast or a grand period home in the countryside, you’re bound to find a property to suit your needs and lifestyle.

An abundance of wildlife

If you’re a lover of wildlife, then Norfolk is the place to be! Most well known for the seals at Blakeney Point, we’re incredibly lucky to have so much wildlife on our doorstep. With places such as Snettisham Park to spot the deer, an abundance of migratory birds, several nature reserves and zoos, as well as a safari park in Watlington, what more could you want?

A haven for outdoor sports

If you love outdoor sports, you’ve come to the right place! There are so many great locations to enjoy your favourite activity, whether it be golf, paddle boarding or cycling, there are some fantastic places to visit and practice your hobby.

Lots of walks and footpaths

There are so many idyllic walks to enjoy across Norfolk with its many footpaths, including the renowned Coastal Path. Running 84 miles from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea through delightful scenery and landscape, you can experience seaside towns and villages, tidal marshes, sandy beaches and pine woodlands along your way.

A great social life

Norfolk is a very versatile place in that you can make the most of either the countryside or the vibrant city. The county is home to a number of lovely, country pubs where you can spend a cosy evening with friends, whilst the vibrant city of Norwich is ideal for enjoying the night life with its array of cocktail bars.

These are just some of the reasons why living in Norfolk is so wonderful – let us know why you love it!