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Birling Gap, East Sussex

Birling Gap

in the county of East Sussex

Maldon, Essex


a Seaside Town in the county of Essex

Pictures of Heydon

in the county of Norfolk

About Heydon

This is a village that is used to publicity, it has been the setting for numerous films including The Go-Between, made in 1970 starring Alan Bates and the beautiful Julie Christie.

The village is clustered around a picturesque green with the church on its northern side. The expansion of the grounds of Heydon Hall, caused the village to take-in two outlying hamlets early in the 19th-century. Fortunately, this detracted nothing from the overall serenity of this lovely corner of Norfolk, which is built of the very attractive red brick used to build the famous Hall in the 16th-century for Henry Dynne. The same brick was used again in 1887, when Colonel W.E.G Lytton-Bullwer built a well on the village green to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The Bullwer family have owned the village and Heydon Manor since 1762.

There is a wonderful ambience and olde-worlde charm running through the village, making it a perfect place to enjoy a few hours away from it all! The vast parkland to the Hall is open all the year round, it has dense wooded areas where you can see pheasants and other creatures of the wild, but the gardens remain private and can only be visited when advertised.

To complete your visit there is an attractive village shop, a tea-room and a typical village pub.

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Oulton (3 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction NE of Heydon)

The town is attractive with a delightful mixture of buildings, including timber-frame black and white, it is pleasant for taking a stroll, and The Boulevard is where you can hire a boat or book a trip on the Waveney...


Sheringham (98 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction N of Heydon)

This delightful resort grew up from what was once a small fishing village, some of the old cottages belonging to the fisher-folk of yester-year still survive close to the shore at the far end of the town...

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Salthouse (9 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

(10.6 miles, 17.0 km, direction N of Heydon)

The village is renowned as a haven for wildlife, it is the place to go in winter if you want to see a good migratory flock of Snowbuntings, and other migratory birds who invade the area in vast numbers...

Coltishall Hall

Coltishall (24 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(10.8 miles, 17.3 km, direction SE of Heydon)

Deep in the heart of the rich fertile lands that bound the River Bure lies the beautiful broadland village of Coltishall. The fact that this is an ancient village is borne out by it's inclusion in the Domesday Book...

View looking North West from the top of Incleborough Hill, East Runton, Norfolk.

East Runton (28 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction NE of Heydon)


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(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction SW)


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(11.8 miles, 18.9 km, direction NW)

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