Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens
Off the A4147, St Albans, Tel: 01223 582700, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
A section of Roman Wall, several hundred yards long. Built in approximately 200 AD, it is part of the original city wall of St Albans.
High Street, North Elmham, Norfolk, NR20 5JX, Tel: 01223 582700, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
The remains of a Norman chapel, later converted into a house and enclosed by earthworks.
Holt Road, North Elmham, Norfolk, NR20 5LE, Tel: 01362 668181, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
WW2 themed station, tea rooms and museum. Picnic area, orchard and footpaths. Open Sundays and Bank Holidays, Easter to September.
North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7EX, Tel: 07801 418907, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
Remains of an abbey church dating from 13thC, including presbytery and north transept with chapels.
Foxley, Norfolk, NR20 4QR, Tel: 01603 625540, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
The largest ancient woodland in the county (320 acres) with three nature trails existing around the site. The wood is well used by naturalists, the general public and schools.
Houghton St Giles, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6AL, Tel: 01328 820217, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
National Shrine of Our Lady for Catholics in England. 14thC wayside chapel, also Chapel of Reconciliation, Bookshop and Tearoom.
Sculthorpe Boulevard, Tattersett Business Park, Nr Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7RL, Tel: 01485 529111, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Langham Glass holds fantastic live Glassmaking demonstrations for all ages. Plus, Factory Shop, Family Room, Tearoom and Disabled Facilities.
Westgate Road, Binham, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0DQ, Tel: 01328 830362, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
A 900 year old parish church with Benedictine monastic ruins. Interpretation panels and displays. Range of activities. Regular guided tours. Easy access. Toilet facilities. Car park. Open daily.
Common Place, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BP, Tel: 01328 820259, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
Remains of an Augustinian Priory set in picturesque gardens and parkland. The Shirehall is a former magistrate's court, now a museum.
Cherry Trees, The Street, Foxley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4QP, Tel: 01362 688414, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
For Watercolours of Norfolk's Landscapes Flora & Fauna.
Syderstone, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8SF, Tel: 01603 625540, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
The acidic heathland here is punctuated with alkaline pools lying in the bottom of the valley, making for a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Thursford Green, Thursford, Norfolk, NR21 0AS, Tel: 01328 878477, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
Thursford Collection is open during the summer as a working museum of mechanical organs, Wurlitzer shows, silent movies, old fashioned fairground carousels, static displays of fairground & road engines & all kinds of related memorabilia.
Hempton Road, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7LA, Tel: 01328 863507, Email, (2 miles, 3kms)
Victorian technology, domestic nostalgia, local history. Visit Fakenham Museum of Gas & Local History for a glimpse into the bygone age of gas light and Fakenham's local history.
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR, Tel: 01362 860563, Email, (8 miles, 13kms)
Enjoy a day out to remember exploring this fascinating museum and historic farm set amidst 50 acres of beautiful countryside. Discover the history of the workhouse and the story of the people who lived there.
Hindringham, Norfolk, NR21 0QA, Tel: 01328 878226, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
Four acres of garden surrounding Tudor House and 13th century moat. Scheduled ancient monument. Working walled vegetable & herb garden. Daffodil walk. Herbaceous borders. Victorian nut walk. Stream garden. Roses galore. Plant sales.
Woad Barn, Rawhall Lane, Beetley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4HH, Tel: 01362 860218, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
A farmer's diversification enterprise, extracting colour from the woad and weld plants. Free dyeing demonstrations at 2pm, exhibition and shop.
Sculthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9GN, Tel: 01328 856788, Email, (3 miles, 5kms)
A beautiful wildlife haven. Boardwalks, visitor centre and hides accessible to all.
Pensthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN, Tel: 01328 851465, Email, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms)
Waterfowl and wildfowl collections with information centre, conservation shop, adventure play area, walks, award winning gardens, nature trails, homemade food in a licensed restaurant and beautiful gift shop