Hard to reach destinations
If the road less travelled by makes all the difference to you, then Norfolk has many hidden treasures of historical and religious significance that you won’t find in many guidebooks.
Stray from the beaten path and set aside time to discover the unseen Norfolk. We can take you to any and all difficult to find destinations that might be on your list of sights to see.
During World War II, Norfolk was a prominent location for USAAF Eighth Air Force bases. Several of these former RAF bases remain today and serve as lasting tribute to those that fought during WWII.
Explore the legacy of these hard-to-reach airfields by calling ABC Taxis. Our knowledgeable drivers can give you access to some of Norfolk’s prized but less accessible RAF bases.
It used to be said that Norwich was home to a pub for every day of the year and a church for every week. Things might have changed since then but spread across Norfolk is the greatest concentration of medieval churches to be found anywhere in the world (and a fair few decent pubs too!)
There are over 800 ancient medieval churches that remain today throughout the county. Standing as symbols of great religious architecture, these fantastic buildings offer an insight into parochial medieval life.
The Norfolk Broads: Whitlingham and Wroxham
Norfolk is home to some of the country’s finest inland waterways and wetland. The Norfolk Broads are perfect for a getaway boat trip and at the heart of the Norwich is the River Wensum: the gateway to the broads.
Join the water at Whitlingham just outside Norwich City centre or travel further afield to the home of the Broads in Wroxham.
There are many charming villages and convenient stops on the way in all directions for a quiet picnic, pub lunch or even an ice cream if the weather is really in your favour.
If being on the water makes you feel uneasy then take a bike ride or walk along the riverbank. Whichever your preference, ABC Taxis will make your start to a day by the water very affordable.
For a fantastic view of the Broads, visit Horsey Mill: a traditional, five-storey windpump that dates back to the 19th century.
Owned by the National Trust since 1948, the mill is a real icon of the Norfolk countryside and as a testament to that it has undergone numerous rebuilds as well as a recent restoration to maintain its ongoing legacy.
Take a relaxed walk around this historic site, catch a glimpse of the local wildlife or climb on top and gaze out over the reaches of Horsey Mere.
At Blickling is the historic 16th century country estate, which was once home to Anne Boleyn. With 50 acres of fantastic garden scenery and a RAF museum, it’s a must see stop on your tour of Norfolk to discover a true piece of Jacobean Norfolk history.
Wander round this National Trust heritage site and immerse yourself in the grandiosity of privileged life dating back over four centuries.
The village of Blakeney is situated on the north Norfolk coast and is a shining example of traditional English coastal charm. Rustic, homely and bursting with character, Blakeney is an ideal visit for taking in a spot of north Norfolk heritage and it also offers one of the largest expanses of unspoiled coastline to be seen in Europe.
North Norfolk might not immediately spring to mind when thinking of locations of religious pilgrimage but Walsingham is exactly that. It stands as the site of a medieval shrine to the Virgin Mary dating back nearly 1000 years.
Unfortunately, the original shrine was destroyed during the Reformation but the Chapel has been restored since. It remains a site of great importance to Roman Catholics and it is somewhere worth taking in for its distinctly medieval English approach to Christian worship.
Sandringham Estate is privately owned by the British Royal Family. The Estate covers 20,000 acres of land in total and features the famous Sandringham House, home at times to Queen Elizabeth II and her family.
600 acres of the Estate are open to the public where you can take a walk around the country park and visit its museum to learn about the history of the Royal life and the Estate itself.
Call us on 01603 666333 and we’ll help get your day started with a spot of the royal treatment.
Activities and attractions for families and children
Finding something to keep your young ones occupied can often be a hassle but not so if you’re a visitor to Norfolk.
Feed the animals at Wroxham Barns or let their imaginations run free at BeWILDerwood with its treehouses, zip wires and jungle bridges.
Call ABC Taxis on 01603 666333 and leave the dreaded question: “are we nearly there yet?” to us.
Holder of the Freedom of the City of Norwich since 2008 is RAF Marham, which is located just outside of King’s Lynn in west Norfolk.
Unlike many bases that were decommissioned after WWII, RAF Marham has stood in use since 1916 and to this day it remains the base for many RAF wings and squadrons.
St. George’s Distillery
Home to The English Whisky Co. is St. George’s Distillery in Roudham. Established in 2006, it is one of just a handful of whisky distilleries in use in the country.
Producing small-batch, artisanal whiskies, The English Whisky Co. have their own unique take on ‘the water of life’.
Situated on an old WWII RAF airfield is the Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, which hosts British Touring Car Championship, British Formula Three Championship and British Superbikes.
If motor racing isn’t for you then maybe Snetterton Park and Market is. With its own Toy and Model Expo, working railway displays and outdoor play area as well as a garden centre and craft supplies and art shop it makes for a perfect destination for people of all ages and interests.
There’s so much to see here in Norfolk
Norfolk is a fantastic and welcoming county full of unique attractions for people of all ages but don’t just take our word for it. Discover Norfolk for yourself.
For any travel enquiries, contact ABC Taxis, your first port of call for all transport needs in Norfolk.
Our specialist drivers have first-hand knowledge of these and many more tourist destinations throughout the county.
Call us on 01603 666333 to make a booking or to find out more.