Discover the Best of Norfolk from The Gables this English Tourism Week


Widely recognised and celebrated each year, English Tourism Week, from the 17th- 25th March,  aims to celebrate the best tourist destinations across the country. This week,  we are shining the spotlight on the beautiful county of Norfolk, home to our stunning development The Gables in Attleborough.

Our new collection of two, three and four-bedroom traditionally styled homes, built in collaboration with Latimer by Clarion Housing Group will be launching on Saturday 25th March.

Known for its broad open skies, unspoilt coastline, and diverse wildlife, Norfolk boasts an abundance of natural beauty with the dynamic city of Norwich and a selection of quaint market towns, featuring a range of exciting tourist destinations. 

From The Gables, residents are ideally situated to the thriving market town of Attleborough, as well as being just 20 minutes from Norwich city centre, providing new homeowners with easy access to some of the most highly sought after locations this beautiful region has to offer.


Be Adventurous in Attleborough

In this historic town, there is plenty on the doorstep to fill a weekend of fun. As well as having an attractive high street steeped in history, those with a taste for adventure can easily access Thetford Forest which offers a vast range of outdoor activities all year round. A popular tourist hotspot is the Forestry Commission’s High Lodge centre which hosts a thrilling Go Ape high wire course. Why not brave the treetop playground or cruise around this scenic setting by segway!

Wildlife lovers will enjoy Banham Zoological Gardens, just 7 miles away and set within 50 acres of idyllic Norfolk countryside. A perfect day trip for children, this educational day out offers a range of fun activities, as well as close interaction with the animals, including leopards, tigers, and sloths!


Motorsport fanatics will be keen to visit one of the UK’s premier racing circuits Snetterton, located just 6.6 miles away from The Gables. At Snetterton, visitors can enjoy this thrilling spectator sport at the regular championship races, and can even get behind the wheel themselves by trying one of the track’s blood-pumping Driving Experience sessions.

For those who prefer a more tranquil time outdoors, the calming nature of Norfolk’s outstanding coastline speaks for itself. From the Gables, residents have the unrivalled choice of some of the UKs very best beaches, including Holkham, Brancaster and Wells-next-the-sea, all of which can be reached in around an hour by road.  

Norwich: A Fine City of Culture

One of the city’s most popular tourist hotspots is the well-renowned Norwich Cathedral, a breathtaking destination with a packed programme of activities to enjoy. Visitors can choose from various events from family days, art exhibitions, historical tours and lectures, to music concerts and literary performances, reflecting the city’s title as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.

The historic spire of this grand building is the second tallest in England, and is home to nesting peregrine falcons, which are an added highlight enjoyed by visitors. This awe-inspiring building remains a place of solace at the heart of this dynamic urban hub.

At The Royal Arcade, eager shoppers can discover a unique and eclectic mix of independent retailers, from hand-crafted gin distillers and women’s fashion retailers to bespoke jewellers and chocolatiers.

This fascinating marketplace, founded in 1899, has been a highly popular tourist destination in the city for over a century and is connected to the centre by three pedestrianised routes. Featuring iconic Victorian architecture and Art Nouveau styling, this ideal day trip location nods to Norwich’s rich heritage.

Despite its longstanding historical roots, the arcade meets all the needs of modern-day shoppers and has recently benefitted from the arrival of Yalm Foodhall, with its restaurant and bar delivering a range of cuisines over six kitchens, and beer taps serving a range of local and international brews.


The Brilliant Broads

A visit to Norfolk would not be complete without soaking in the beauty of the renowned Norfolk Broads. The Norfolk Broads National Park is Britain’s largest protected wetland and covers ferns, marshes and woodlands that play host to a diverse collection of over a quarter of the UKs rarest wildlife. Tourism is perfectly balanced with conservation at this unspoilt parkland which spans 50 stretches of water, ranging from smaller pools to vast lakes.


Easily discoverable from the city centre, visitors can easily access the beautiful broads from Whitlingham County Park just 17.5 miles from The Gables. This picturesque natural haven provides the facilities for canoe and kayak tours through the protected wetland, and hosts fitness and orienteering classes for those looking to embrace a new skill such as Nordic walking, Yoga, or Military style training. With a café and refreshments onsite, visitors can spend a refreshing day on the water, cycling through the trails, or exercising with friends and family followed by a treat at the quaint onsite Flint Barn Café.


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