18 times Norfolk was prettier than a Christmas card

PUBLISHED: 16:42 05 December 2016 | UPDATED: 09:10 07 December 2016

Castle Acre in the snow (Nick Ford, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Castle Acre in the snow (Nick Ford, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


Norfolk is beautiful all year round but sprinkled in frost and snow it looks even more breathtaking. We gather some pictures that show Norfolk when it’s prettier than a Christmas card

1. From snow covered cobbled cottages in Blakeney…


2. … to the frost-kissed ruins at Castle Acre…

January Sunrise

3. … to Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk takes on an ethereal beauty in the winter months.


4. Whether it’s the iced River Bure in Coltishall…


5. … or the snow dusted Elsing Hall…

Elsing Hall, Dereham, Norfolk

6. … or Dereham Windmill at sunrise.

Sunrise, Dereham Windmill

7. The grounds of Oxburgh Hall look gorgeous after snowfall.

Oxburgh Hall

8. Bure Valley Railway at Wroxham Bank is transformed into the Polar Express.

Steaming in a Winter Wonderland (1)

9. Everyone loves Jarrolds’ Christmas lights in Norwich when the weather turns cold.

Jarrolds at Christmas

10. Golden winter sunshine envelopes the stunning stately home Holkham Hall.


11. Taking the train from Norwich to Sheringham on the Bittern Line is a breathtaking experience too.

Class 153

12. Horsey Windpump is enchanting at sunrise.

Horsey windpump

13. There are plenty of cosy pubs to escape from the cold.

Thurne Lion Inn

14. Hunstanton beach in the snow is a tranquil place for a post-Christmas winter walk.

Snowy Groyne

15. Typically a summer image, beach huts in the snow are just as charming.

Beach Huts in the Snow

16. Ludham is a peaceful winter wonderland during the colder months …

"A Peach Of A Morning"

17. … and the same goes for Neatishead.

Neatishead Winter Landscape

18. So go exploring in the North Walsham Woodland because there’s so much to discover in Norfolk in wintertime.

North Walsham Woods

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