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Fancy a cup of tea and a biscuit?  What about a piece of cake… perhaps a scone… or maybe a crumpet… or a muffin...? Or how about a proper afternoon tea? That most quintessential of English customs has recently enjoyed a resurgence, tempting us with naughty treats and turning an ordinary afternoon into a special occasion. While the custom of drinking tea goes back millennia to ancient China, King C...

The First World War had not long ended, jobs were in short supply and men needed work. The country embarked on a programme of building parks and other attractions, cheering up the country in difficult times and providing paid employment for hundreds of thousands of people. Gt Yarmouth was no exception to this, and in the 1920s work began on public pleasure gardens, a bowling green, yachting ponds ...

Everyone who visits Norfolk knows we are spoilt for choice when it comes to food. Crabs fresh from the sea, samphire picked that morning from the marshes, vegetables straight from the farm, award-winning meat... Whether you cook it at your cottage or pop out for a bite to eat, you are guaranteed something to remember – from Great Yarmouth’s famous market chips to restaurants boasting Michelin star...

Most people enjoy a tipple while they’re on holiday.  A nice Beaujolais in France; a glass of ouzo in Greece; a warming grappa in Italy...But what of Norfolk? What can you have to really get a taste of the place? We may not have a regional speciality, but we are home to some amazing local gins, some award-winning beers and a wine which was voted the best in the world. We also have our own whisky. ...

It usually starts as soon as the suitcases come out. Following you around the house, big brown eyes beseeching: “Take me with you.” It’s no fun being the only member of the family left behind when everyone else is off for a week or two of fun and games – which is why we love you to bring your dog with you when you come to stay in Winterton. Most of our cottages welcome pets and the area is just pe...