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Archive: January, 2017

Introducing Mr Jack Valentine!

31 January 2017

Here in Norfolk we have a rather unique and interesting tradition for that day (Valentine’s) that everyone either loves or hates! Read on for the story of Jack Valentine…

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Stay & Play from £75 for two!

31 January 2017

We’ve selected 5 cosy places to stay and paired them with the perfect activity. We take you from a city break in Norwich to a ‘great outdoors’ overnighter in the Broads National Park (in a beautiful country house hotel, of course!)...

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Five Things To Do This Week

31 January 2017

Here's five great things to do this week, from  incredible music to award-winning curries!

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WIN 4 TICKETS TO THE NATIONAL WINTER ALES FESTIVAL

25 January 2017

With the hugely exciting news that the National Winter Ales Festival will be held in Norwich this year (and the next two!), prepare to be even more excited – because we’ve got 4 exclusive tickets for a group of you to enjoy if you are the lucky winner!

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2017: Fabulous Festivals

24 January 2017

2017 is looking set to be a year full of fantastic, fabulous festivals: retro 80’s music, classical and every music genre in between, plus literary celebrations honing in on current authors and those from other centuries - including a 4-day crime fest where murder is on everybody’s mind! Ale, historic buildings, performance, contemporary circus, art... here’s our favourites - this is your ultimate festival planner for the year ahead!

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6 things to do this week

24 January 2017

Here are this week's picks of the best things to see and do - from amazing puppetry and beautiful ballet right through to enjoying a glass of bubbly with your cake, there's something for everyone!

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Snowdrop Season

23 January 2017

The transition from winter into spring is a beautiful time, particularly in Norfolk. There’s something rather breath-taking about the way the landscape looks in the chillier months – and none more so than the wonderful gardens at Raveningham, where Snowdrop Season will be celebrated throughout February.

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Fantastic February Stays

23 January 2017

Make the most of Half Term and Valentine's Day, or just book a spontaneous trip away; Norwich has some lovely hotels, B&Bs and self-catering properties to relax and unwind in. Once you're here, head out for some food and make sure you make the most of Norwich's brilliant shopping offer.

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Win a Spa Break at Sprowston Manor!

18 January 2017

What could be better after a hectic couple of months that a trip to a spa with someone you absolutely love – and we don’t just mean a partner, we also mean partner- in- crime! The one person whom you can completely depend upon, the best friend you cannot do without...

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6 Things to do this week

18 January 2017

Here’s our roundup of six fab things to do this coming week – from Miss Marple with a twist to vintage finds!

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Half-Term is Coming...

17 January 2017

It may feel like Christmas is only just behind us, but there’s another excuse to down tools for a week (if you have kids or are a teacher, that is…): half term!

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Norwich's Literary Hero: Meir of Norwich

16 January 2017

If you have already read our 2017: The Year of the Literary Hero post last week, you'll know that 2017 is...well, the year of the literary hero! So to celebrate this we're going to bring to you, in 2017, some of our favourite and most notable Norwich 'literary heroes'. At this point we want to highlight that you don't have to be a literary wizard to enjoy our stories, you just need to enjoy a good yarn.

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Win a unique and romantic Valentine's for two!

9 January 2017

Love is in the air at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist! To celebrate the launch of their brand new weddings offer, the Cathedral is offering one lucky couple the chance to win a twilight tower tour for two this Valentine’s day – Tuesday 14th February!

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The Great Hospital: still here today (no thanks to Henry VIII)

9 January 2017

Established in 1249 as a hospital for the sick and poor clergy of Norwich (originally known as St Giles Hospital), the church of St Helen and the Great Hospital has seen its fair share of history!

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2017: The Year of the Literary Hero

9 January 2017

2017 is the year of the Literary Hero, so says VisitEngland – and we wholeheartedly agree!

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7 Things to do this week

9 January 2017

Fill the week ahead full of fun things to do – our highlights have it all planned out, leaving you to feel all smug and spontaneous!

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