18 times Norfolk was prettier than a Christmas card

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) - Credit: Archant

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…

January Sunrise

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


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…

Elsing Hall, Dereham, Norfolk

5. … or the snow dusted Elsing Hall…

Sunrise, Dereham Windmill

6. … or Dereham Windmill at sunrise.

Oxburgh Hall

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

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

Jarrolds at Christmas

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


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

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

Horsey windpump

12. Horsey Windpump is enchanting at sunrise.

Thurne Lion Inn

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

Snowy Groyne

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

Beach Huts in the Snow

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

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

Neatishead Winter Landscape

17. … and the same goes for Neatishead.

North Walsham Woods

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

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