How to spend 48 hours in Norfolk
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Shopping in Norfolk is as varied as the county itself and here are some of the best places to shop. The Mall was Norwich’s first shopping centre and you’ll find a range of affordable high street stores here, including a large TK Maxx. The newest shopping centre is intu Chapelfield, which was built in 2005. There’s an Apple Store for all your technology needs, plenty of clothes shops and a large House of Fraser.
If you fancy seeing a bit more of Norwich’s culture, the Norwich Lanes can easily make a full day’s shopping trip. These old streets are full of beautiful little stores where you can pick up gifts, vintage goodies and homewares.
In West Norfolk, Downham Market is home to a number of markets, including plenty of collectibles and crafts. These are held on Fridays and Saturdays and draw huge attention from all over the county but if you can’t make a market, visit the town for its range of independent shops and fabulous eateries.
King’s Lynn is another town with a history of fantastic markets and it has a large static retail offering, too. The Vancouver Quarter has recently undergone a refurbishment, bringing in new retailers and revitalising the whole town centre.
Albert St, Holt NR25 6LZ
Mitographie by Witts Design is an independent boutique shop run by mother and daughter team Michelle and Stephanie which is situated right in the heart of Holt. The pieces in the shop and hand made by the duo and are inspired through what they see and experience in the world around them. This allows them to explore everything from urban city life to the rural parks in the country. Stimulated by natural and man-made environments, these effervescent designers seek and succeed in creating designs which ooze individuality.
Garage Ln, Setchey, Setchey, King’s Lynn PE33 0BE
The Steiff Shop have over 500 different teddy bears and animals available in store, ranging from keyrings to jumbo size and replicas to limited editions, so there is something for everyone. Also available are Brio, Ravensburger Jigsaws and the superb Baghera pedal or ride on metal cars. Visit website
6 Red Lion St, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6ER
Carousel Chocolates offer a wide selection of English and Belgian chocolates alongside a fabulous range of Norfolk truffles and hand-made chocolate cupcakes. You can also find traditional sweets presented in old-fashioned sweet jars – including old favourites such as sherbet lemons, barley sugars and old English toffees. Carousel’s award-winning fudge is available pre-sliced or in bars with flavours creamy, sea salt caramel and white chocolate and baileys proving very popular! Visit website
24 Broad St, King’s Lynn PE30 1DP
Situated in the heart of historical King’s Lynn, there’s plenty for all the family to enjoy at the Vancouver Quarter Shopping Centre. Adjacent to the bus station and a stone’s throw away from King’s Lynn railway station, the Vancouver Quarter is perfectly placed for visitors wanting to explore the shops and the town’s rich heritage as well as getting involved in the many events and activities on offer throughout the year. The shopping centre features a strong line-up of retailers including T.K Maxx, New Look and Sainsbury’s and has a strong assortment of independent fashion, gift and lifestyle stores. Other retailers in the town include M&S, River Island, Topshop, Primark, Debenhams and Next. Whilst shopping in King’s Lynn, why not take a walk along the waterfront or grab a bite to eat at one of the many superb restaurants and cafes or even just take your time to amble around the market town and enjoy the beautiful historic surroundings? Visit website
7 Bedford St, Norwich NR2 1AN
Whether you are living the country life or you just like the country look, Gallyons Country Clothing can offer a range of fabulous collections for you to choose from top to toe. If your look is classic or contemporary; you can find the perfect all-weather clothing in tweed, wax, waterproof and quilted, everything to prepare you for our glorious British climate; smart or casual, you can be sure to find something that will appeal to your individual style and express your personality to perfection. Gallyons Country Clothing stock Barbour, Hunter, Dubarry, Schoffel, Musto, Aigle, Le Chameau, R.M Williams, Alan Paine, Stetson, Christys, Harkila, Tilley, Chrysalis, Seeland, Jack Murphy, Sowerby, Fairfax & Favor, and a fabulous selection of tweeds. Visit website
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