Norfolk Explorer

Norfolk Explorer

  • Blakeney from the marshes

12 June - 15 June 2022 (3 days)

Dr Ed Turner
(Girton 1998)
University Lecturer
Price details  

Per person sharing a twin/double room. Single supplement of £120.

Tour type  
History and Culture
Activity level  
Discover the rich history of Norfolk

The wide open spaces of present day East Anglia give little indication of the region’s rich past, a time when Norfolk was one of England’s most densely populated and wealthiest areas. During the Middle Ages, a vibrant economy based on trade and farming resulted in the creation of beautiful churches and fine buildings in the towns. Wealth and power went hand in hand as the centuries passed, and politics also loomed large in East Anglia. For those at the top of the political tree, in many cases men from merchant backgrounds, the system of patronage enabled the building of personal power statements in the form of some of the country’s most magnificent country houses, each with its own glorious architectural embellishments and splendid art collections.

On this whistlestop tour of Norfolk, enjoy visits to some of the regions most splendid country houses, as well as the county's beautiful coastline.


  • Lecture by Dr Hugh Doherty on the medieval history of Norfolk
  • Visit to Walsingham Abbey Grounds and a boat ride from Blakeney with trip scholars Dr Ed Turner and Dr Andrew Bladon
  • A private visit to the stunning State Rooms of Holkham Hall
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