Out and About ... around Manor House Farm
Wellingham is 7 miles from Fakenham and 9 miles from Swaffham, in the heart of rural Norfolk.
Norfolk has many fascinating historic buildings and places. One which is certainly worthy of a visit is Castle Acre, which is five miles north of Swaffham. The village has a wealth of history as the Normans built a castle there just after 1066, the earthworks of which can still be seen, as well as a priory which is now in ruins. Baconsthorpe Castle is a fortified manor house in ruins, built in the fifteenth century. Entry is free and could be combined with a visit to nearby Holt, which is a historic town full of interesting and unusual small shops. You can find more infomation on these and other places of historic interest from www.english-heritage.org.uk
Other historic properties to visit are Blickling Hall near Alysham and Oxburgh Hall near King's Lynn.
There is the wilder side of Norfolk to visit and places on the coast like Brancaster, with its saltmarshes and sandunes, which attract the birdlife it is well known for. The beaches and pine forest at Holkham are among the best in the country. For more information see: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Norwich has a history of music and art events like the music festivals held in the summer, and it has also become listed as one of the top five shopping destinations in the country. From Norwich it is possible to travel to The Broads by train (to Wroxham). Information on events and days out in Norfolk can be found on www.visitnorfolk.co.uk