Norfolk's lifestyle

Norfolk is such a varied county, ideal for however you envisage leading your life when you relocate.

If you’re in the mood for great shopping, coffee shops, cafés, restaurants and entertainment, head into Norwich.

If enjoying nature is more your style, Norfolk’s big skies and wide-open spaces can’t be beaten with rolling countryside, rivers and the Broads National Park. A network of long-distance trails criss-crosses the county. There are also plenty of shorter circular walks with great pubs and tea rooms on the way. Many routes suit walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the oldest wildlife trust in England. Norfolk’s wetland, heathland, woodland and coastal habitats are home to several unique species of animals and butterflies and the trust cares for more than 50 nature reserves across the county.

If being by the sea is more your cup of tea, choose from 90 miles of coast encompassing traditional seaside resorts, quaysides for crabbing, beaches perfect for rock pooling or fossil spotting, and beaches where you might be the only human for miles around. Trips to see the seals are a must.

Days out with the kids are a breeze with so much to explore, and the wide range of local tourist attractions from zoos to gardens, museums to stately homes, seal trips, model railways and adventure golf.

Different faith groups have churches and meeting places all over the county. And international supermarkets and food shops sell ingredients from all over the world, catering for all tastes and traditional foods.

The huge choice of cinemas, theatres, gastro pubs and restaurants make evening entertainment easy.