Norfolk has had another stellar summer, with all the attractions packed out with visitors in the glorious British sun, and the period has seen the value of the local tourism soar, increasing an amazing £100m in 12 months.
During 2015, the millions of people visiting Norfolk made £3.06bn according to figures from the tourist board Visit Norfolk. After a strong summer in 2016, and the mini heatwave we are enjoying at the moment, the value has already increased from the previous year.
Norfolk’s biggest industry is tourism and is vastly important for the local economy. Pete Waters, director of Visit East Anglia which also encompasses Visit Norfolk said it was easy to see why Norfolk was so popular with families and sun-seekers of all ages.
Norfolk has a great mixture of things that attract people to the county year after year, such as the Broads, coastal villages, beaches and seasonal attractions. Our holiday park in North Norfolk is an ideal place for a holiday where you can soak up all the fun things there are to do here.
It is not just the attractions, but also the food and drink in Norfolk that are making it an increasingly popular destination for a staycation and for visitors overseas. There are lots of great pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants across the county that provide some delicious food, much of it locally sourced and seasonal.
There have also been campaigns from Visit Norfolk and neighbouring Visit Suffolk which highlight the accessibility of the county. Visitors from the north, south, and west, whether they are travelling by car or train have found that Norfolk is becoming a much more accessible place to visit for long holidays, or even a short weekend away.
Check out our holiday parks along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast that are the perfect place for a holiday by the sea, whatever the season.
Photo by: Pam Fray