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Bishop's Waltham Palace Ruins

Bishop's Waltham

in the county of Hampshire

Narrow boats on the canal at Hest Bank, Lancashire.

Hest Bank

in the county of Lancashire

Pictures of Dersingham

in the county of Norfolk

About Dersingham

On approach to Dersingham by-passing lovely lavender fields, visitors could easily imagine they were driving through the abundant lavender lands of southern France, but this is not so for Dersingham is a typical Norfolk village with a very English heather covered landscape of heathland.

The village almost fringes the Queen's Sandringham Estate, it also lies quite close to the sea which gives it an almost jaunty, nautical atmosphere.

Included in the amenities of the village is the historic church of St.Nicholas and in contrast to this is the almost equally historic Feathers Hotel, a former coaching inn originally serving the Norwich to York route. The inn can justifiably claim Royal connections, it was part of the Sandringham House Estate purchased in 1882 as a home for Albert Edward, the then Prince of Wales. At the time it was known as The Lamb, but the name was changed to the "Feathers" in honour of the Prince. Edward VII is known to have brought his mistress Lillie Langtree to the inn, as well as many of his other friends and associates.

St Nicholas Church in the village dates from the 14th century and is a Grade I listed building, and next to it stands the Tithe Barn, erected in 1671.

The region is idyllic for its wonderful beaches, bird watching and cycling. Attractions include a tour of Sandringham House, its gardens, museum, country park and visitor centre. Hunstanton, just a short drive away offers sandy beaches backed by multi-coloured cliffs, a funfair, amusements and lovely gardens. King's Lynn lies to the south of Dersingham, this is full of medieval charm and a wealth of fine old buildings.

For keen birdwatchers there is the RSPB reserve at Snettisham, this has several hides overlooking the watching areas. The Norfolk Coast Path, Nar Valley Way and Peter Scott Path offer wonderful opportunities for solitude and the enjoyment of nature at her very best.

Recommended towns & villages near Dersingham

Sandringham House

Sandringham (27 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction SE of Dersingham)

Enchanting estate of over 7,000 acres of breath-taking countryside surrounding a magnificent house which has been the home of four generation of British Sovereigns since it was bought in 1862 for the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII...

St Lawrence's Church

Castle Rising (44 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction SW of Dersingham)

The sea has long since withdrawn from this one-time port, but the superb Norman castle built to protect it still stands...

St Mary's church, Heacham

Heacham (30 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Norfolk

(4.6 miles, 7.3 km, direction N of Dersingham)

At the heart of Norfolk's Lavender growing industry lies the pretty seaside village of Heacham...

Hunstanton Cliffs

Hunstanton (116 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction N of Dersingham)

Hunstanton was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087 when it would have been little more than a settlement...

Thornham Staithe, Norfolk

Thornham (13 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Norfolk

(8.7 miles, 14.1 km, direction N of Dersingham)

This is an area renowned for its wild marshes inhabited by a rich variance of bird life, thus Thornham draws to its shores a goodly share of ornithologists who come to see the amazing wildlife of the region...

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Sandringham House, Norfolk

Sandringham House (55 Pictures)

(1.1 miles, 1.8 km, direction S)

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Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle (30 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction S)

Normally known simply as Castle Rising, the castle has for centuries dominated the quiet village where it stands in a large area.....

Tales of the Old Gaol House, King's Lynn

Tales of the Old Gaol House (2 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction SW)


Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory (49 Pictures)

(12.1 miles, 19.4 km, direction SE)

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Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall (37 Pictures)

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Iceni Village & Museum (14 Pictures)

(17.4 miles, 28.1 km, direction S)

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Stream and Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk. Photographed 25/03/07

Oxburgh Hall & Garden (54 Pictures)

(18.1 miles, 29.2 km, direction S)

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