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Make the most of Norfolk call

PUBLISHED: 16:04 29 April 2010 | UPDATED: 10:05 02 July 2010

People are being urged to stay in the county this bank holiday and discover the wealth of attractions right on their doorstep.

People are being urged to stay in the county this bank holiday and discover the wealth of attractions right on their doorstep.

Tying in with the Do Different Do Norfolk campaign being run by the Evening News, tourism bosses are encouraging people to stay in Norfolk and revel in the range of activities on offer, from unspoilt beaches to insights into the cultural heritage of Norwich.

Ian Russell, director of Wroxham Barns, said: “I think that people who live and work in Norfolk are incredibly fortunate having an amazing array of things to do, ranging from the natural environment with the beaches, to the sophistication and heritage of Norwich.

“I do not think there are too many other parts of the world which can offer all that Norfolk does, from the beauty of the Broads to the heritage of the cities here.”

Sadly the weather is looking to echo that of an all-too typical British bank holiday with light to heavy rain showers predicted across the county on Saturday and Sunday and a top temperature of 15 degrees. On Monday, however, there should be sunny intervals with temperatures rising.

But the message is there is still plenty to do even if the weather is bad.

Alison Smith, marketing officer for Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, said: “There are always things going on within Norwich Castle for families to do, there is always something to get involved in as well as exploring the galleries we have.

“One of the big attractions is the Natural History gallery, which has recently been refurbished, especially if it is going to be a rainy bank holiday.”

Albert Jones, who runs the Pleasure Beach in Great Yarmouth, added: “People do not always realise what attractions there are on their own doorstep, we would encourage people to have a look at what there is, especially on Yarmouth seafront which has had a lot of work done to it over the past three or four years.”

Over the bank holiday weekend, there are changes to train services across the National Express East Anglia Network as improvement work takes place meaning the line between Liverpool Street and Romford will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

As a result Norwich Intercity services will run between Norwich and Shenfield

A Sunday service will be in operation across the network on Bank Holiday Monday, but there will be additional morning services for rural services from Ipswich and Norwich to Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Cambridge, Peterborough, Sheringham and Great Yarmouth.

On the roads, the AA (Automobile Association) has issued a reminder to motorists that there is likely to be localised congestion is likely on most major routes, particularly in the southern half of the country where the weather is predicted to be warmer

For more information on revised train timetables, visit www.nationalexpresseastanglia.com.

To find out more about the Do Different Do Norfolk campaign, encouraging people to find out about the attractions on offer in the county, visit www.eveningnews24.co.uk.

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