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Explore different Norfolks around the world

PUBLISHED: 16:39 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:25 18 July 2017

Norfolk Island (photo: Bea Pierce, Flickr, http://bit.ly/2tNffRs)

Norfolk Island (photo: Bea Pierce, Flickr, http://bit.ly/2tNffRs)

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Our very own Norfolk here in the UK is a beloved site to residents and visitors alike, with its fantastic coastline and rolling countryside. But did you know that there are many other Norfolks around the world, too? Here is a little taste of some of them…

1. Norfolk, UK

The Norfolk that we all know and love has plenty of rural countryside and pretty villages and is home to the beautiful Broads, as well as playing host to an array of stately homes and historic sites. Here is a view of the spectacular cathedral in Norwich to kick start our tour of “The Norfolks”.

2. Norfolk, Connecticut

Slightly further afield, there is a town called Norfolk in Litchfield Country in the American state of Connecticut. Home to the Yale Summer School of Music’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, this is a thriving town full of culture. Norfolk is located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountain Range, and is elevated 1,230 feet above sea level. Have a look around the beautiful Mohegan Park – street view is enough to make you wish you were there!

3. Norfolk, Missouri

Unlike the bustling Norfolk that we know here in the UK, the Norfolk of the US state of Missouri is now an extinct town. It was first plotted on a map in 1836 and although there is evidence of a post-office called Norfolk in the area, little else remains! Here is a view of the State Highway which leads to Norfolk Drive in Missouri – it is isolated to say the least…

4. Norfolk, Nebraska

As the ninth largest city in the state of Nebraska, USA, this Norfolk was first founded in 1886. It offers a wealth of attractions – you can voyage along the Cowboy Trail, or sample some local culture at the Norfolk Arts Centre. Here is a look down the city’s Michigan Avenue, where you can see it is populated with plenty of greenery.

5. Norfolk, New York

Even the ‘Big Apple’ state has its own Norfolk! It’s situated in the St. Lawrence County of the state, with the Raquette River flowing eastward through the northern point of the town. It has its very own museum, as well as being home to the historic Hepburn Library which was built in the early 20th century. You can visit it here via Google Maps…

6. Norfolk County, Ontario

Situated in south-western Ontario, Norfolk County is a picturesque municipality with incredible views out over the shores of Lake Erie, one of the five great lakes on the Canada/North America border. The area is inhabited with many small communities, and has beautiful rural spots where you can go horse-riding or explore by bike. Here is a view of the stunning Port Ryerse – not a bad place to stop and relax!

7. Norfolk, New Zealand

The Norfolk of New Zealand is situated in the region of Taranaki on the country’s North Island. With stunning coastal views, it is no surprise that this area is a popular tourist spot, with activities including fishing trips and strolls through the one-hundred acre reserve. It borders the active stratovolcano of Mount Taranaki, which makes the scenery even more spectacular. Have a virtual stroll along the also familiarly named Suffolk road…

8. Norfolk Island, Australia

Slightly differently to the Norfolk that we know, the Norfolk in Australia comes in the form of a small island in the Pacific Ocean. It is just less than 900 miles from the Australian mainland, and was first settled by the East Polynesians before Great Britain colonised it in 1788. There is even a language, Norfuk, spoken by roughly 400 people that is a cross between old English and Tahitian. The panoramic ocean views make Norfolk Island a paradise and due to its interesting history there are many ancient buildings to look around. Go for an explore below…

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