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in the county of Norfolk

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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.

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.

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