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Corn Square, Leominster, Herefordshire


in the county of Herefordshire

The museum at Berkswell, Warwickshire


in the county of West Midlands

Pictures of Horsey

in the county of Norfolk

About Horsey

The tranquil village of Horsey can be found in a landscape dominated by windmills and water. Horsey has a fascinating history, a couple of centuries ago it was a well known centre for smugglers, with contraband being landed on shore and then taken by boat via rivers and the broads for distribution. And, even today, entertain tales of these far off days still get swapped amongst the locals in village and riverside pubs!

Horsey is famous as a sailing centre and for Horsey Mere whose 1900 acres act as a refuge for wildfowl. Not much beats the sight of thousands of migratory birds hovering in the vast Norfolk sky, all intent on finding sanctuary. Marsh Harriers and Cranes can be spotted on an almost daily basis.

During the summer months visitors may see Horsey Windpump, a four storey drainage mill dating to 1911 that is owned and managed by the national trust. From the top of the mill visitors can enjoy glorious views over a sparkling landscape of waters dotted with colourful boats. There is an on site shop selling a small range of refreshments including drinks and ice-cream.

This is excellent walking country, coastal paths give superb ocean views and it is not uncommon to catch a glimpse of basking seals.

The village has a pleasant local inn but there is no longer a village stores.

Hickling Broad and Catfield Common are both just a short distance from Horsey.

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Coastline at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk

Winterton-on-Sea (36 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction SE of Horsey)

When Daniel Defoe visited this quaint coastal village in the year 1725, he famously wrote that almost half the houses in the village where built of timber taken from wrecks...

A view of the beach and pill box at Hemsby near Yarmouth, Norfolk

Hemsby (18 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction SE of Horsey)

Hemsby is located close to Great Yarmouth, within easy reach of the fine network of waterways covering the landscape of the Norfolk Broads...

Caister, Norfolk. Looking toward Hemsby

Caister-on-Sea (39 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction SE of Horsey)

Caister-on-Sea has a lovely expanse of sands backed by delightful grassy dunes. It has all the usual seaside facilities needed to ensure the whole family has a relaxing time with fun for the children...

St. Mary the Virgin Church, Wroxham.

Wroxham (99 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(10.0 miles, 16.1 km, direction W of Horsey)

This lovely place stands on the River Bure, in recent years it has become a hive of bustling activity especially in summertime when it acts as a Mecca for boating enthusiasts who.....

St Nicholas Church, Cemetery

Great Yarmouth (479 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

(11.0 miles, 17.8 km, direction SE of Horsey)

This is one of Norfolk's premier holiday resorts. Its main attraction is its miles of lovely golden sands backed by dunes and a broad seafront walk amongst pretty flower beds...

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Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Filby, Norfolk.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens (29 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction S)


Castle remains

Caister Castle (8 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction SE)


Boats on the Norfolk Broads, Norfolk.

The Norfolk Broads (54 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction SW)

A trip to the Norfolk Broads is to experience a little bit of paradise where the most beautiful sound, is the sound of silence......

The wall of Burgh Castle Roman Fort, Burgh Castle, Norfolk

Burgh Castle Roman Fort (16 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.6 km, direction S)

The ruins of Burgh Castle are in the care of English heritage, they consist of little more than the remains of impressive Roman.....

Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk

Somerleyton Hall (13 Pictures)

(15.6 miles, 25.1 km, direction S)

Somerleyton Hall, a splendid Victorian residence of palatial proportions was the creation of Sir Morgan Peto, a clever.....

Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk

Norwich Cathedral (92 Pictures)

(16.1 miles, 25.9 km, direction SW)

In a town that is full of ancient well preserved streets and buildings which retain their medieval appearance and atmosphere, it.....

Old communal toilets in Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle (25 Pictures)

(16.4 miles, 26.4 km, direction SW)

This magnificent 13th century castle is one of Norfolk's premier tourist attractions. It was originally built as a Royal palace,.....

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