6 Interesting and historical facts about Norfolk.
The 14th Century Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul's impressive 160ft high tower is the tallest in Norfolk and dominates the town. After walking up the 172 steps to the top of the tower you can see for miles – west towards the ‘Runtons’ and Sheringham, east towards the lighthouse.
The county of Norfolk has the greatest concentration of medieval churches in the world, with an impressive 659. The figure used to be over 1,000!
St Peter Mancroft is a parish church in the centre of Norwich, which, after Norwich's two cathedrals is the largest church in Norwich. It contains Norfolk's finest Medieval Stained Glass, and was built between 1430 and 1455.
Norwich - the most complete medieval city in Britain, was once the second largest city in England, after London.
According to various sources, Horatio Nelson learned to sail a dinghy at Burnham Overy Staithe, in Norfolk, when he was 10 years old. Two years later he joined the Navy.
Great Yarmouth is home to Englands largest parish church, St Nicholas church.