It is a sight that has inspired generations of artists – and it’s not hard to see why. While there’s not much left of St Benet’s Abbey, I found it easy to imagine it as once was – a thriving monastery that would have dominated this now tranquil area of the Norfolk Broads. On a … Continue reading Things To Do In Norfolk: St Benet’s Abbey.
A distant clip clop of hooves carried on the wind reminded me of a story. In 1499 Blickling Hall, near Aylsham, became the home of the ambitious and ruthless Sir Thomas Boleyn and his wife Elizabeth. It is said all three of his surviving children were likely born there before they left in 1505, including arguably the … Continue reading Things To Do In Norfolk: Blickling Hall – Part I – Outside.