Norfolk is emerging as a popular staycation choice for the pleasure seekers all over Scotland. Beating the recession, Norfolk registered a bright holiday season last year and the trend continues to be on even in this season as well. Bringing cheer to holiday home owners and restaurateurs,Norfolk Coast, is gearing up for another “staycation” summer amidst grim reports of plummeting pound, carbon foot prints and the BA strike impasse.
A perfect summer season well complimented by the upbeat mood and an array of outdoor activities including camping, caravaning and boating holidays is sure to bring in more tourists this year to boost the tourist economy. Norfolk has some of the best coastlines and sandy beaches in addition to widely acclaimed nature reserves and resorts topped off with rich culture and heritage and an impressive line up of leisure activities to cater to every tastes.
Norfolk is an interesting city which is easy to explore on foot. There are excellent shopping options, food and drink, beautiful villages , markets and exquisite medieval churches. Norfolk has accommodation options to suit every budget. From holiday cottages, B&Bs and guest houses, holiday parks, campsites and boutique and country house hotels to star hotels and resorts there is something for everyone here!
As the Easter weekend is fast drawing near, the tourism industry in Norfolk is optimistic of a busy year ahead. The Tourism summit, initiated by the Norfolk Norfolk Business Forum, with West Norfolk Council and North Norfolk District Council, attended by over 60 exhibitors showcased the tourist packages and attractions that Norfolk has to offer.With the general election looming it is particularly important for Norfolk to convey the message that it is open and ready for business.With the interest in the ‘staycation’ holiday theme becoming popular by the day, Norfolk is all set to be a hot spot in the domestic tourism map and the advance bookings suggest that many British tourists are once again planning holidays to Norfolk!
If you want to relax some time in the lap of nature, Scottish Borders is a fine location to choose. It is an escape from the hectic daily routines and the bustles of town life. Scottish Borders in Scotland lies approx 1800 square miles across. The rolling hills, moorlands, valleys and agricultural plains makes an ideal retreat to your mind. You’ll find only picturesque villages and secluded coves here. You can enjoy fishing, cycling, riding and playing golf. These are but a few of the many outdoor activities and pass-times on offer. With museums, historic houses and buildings, and an array of accommodation and restaurants, there is sure to be something to suit all tastes. The Paxton House, gallery cum country park is one such place you can unwind on a weekend break!
A fine 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, Paxton House was built to the design of John Adam with a Regency extension by Robert Reid. The twelve period rooms feature Adam interiors, a fine collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture. The Georgian kitchen has recently been restored to working order. The house has a magnificent Picture Gallery, the largest in a Scottish country house which contains over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland.
There are two exciting new additions, one is the Ellem Fishing Club- the oldest rod fishing club in the world that has a permanent exhibition. And the second is a nursery,which offers a visual insight into a child´s bedroom of the early 19th century. The 80 acres of parkland features gardens, woodland and riverside walks with red squirrel and bird hides, also a net fishing museum, adventure playground and picnic areas. There’s a a gift shop and a licensed tea-room that’ll allow visitors to take home some souvenirs and to refresh with a cup of tea. Many changing exhibitions happens at Paxton House has much to offer everyone on a visit.