Norfolk Lavender & Crabs

We went on a short family get away for Glen’s mum’s birthday. We found this lovely AirBnB property which allowed dogs and was able to house five adults very comfortably. It was only a few minutes walk to the Hunstanton beach front and the dogs absolutely loved being able to run about – on what they call beaches in the UK! We went in June which is the month before everything gets crazy for summer holidays which allowed us to avoid the crowds.

Apart from just relaxing and being made to play card games, the two main activities which we had planned were to visit the lavender fields and to eat crab. These are two things which Norfolk is famous for. We went to Norfolk Lavender, where there are a number of activities. July and August are the better months to visit the lavender fields as the lavender is only newly in season, however we were all free in June (and it would be much more expensive to visit in July-August).

We walked around the gardens (and garden shop), visited the animals, walked through the maze, had a pot of tea, and visited the farm shop. The farm shop had some lovely produce – especially the butcher! Very difficult to walk away without spending a lot of money.

We then drove to Cley Next-the-Sea (yes I know it’s a weird name) and had a smörgåsbord of seafood goodies. We got dressed crabs, smoked salmon, and smoked prawns. Lovely fresh seafood which we had for dinner. We will probably visit Norfolk again, as we were only there for a couple of days, and there is much more to see. It was also nice to have a break from working.

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