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Grimston

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Grimston is a town located in the English county of Norfolk, just a few miles away from the Royal family's residence at Sandringham. The village was constructed on a spring line, and features a number of sites of historical interest, including a Roman Village found in 1903 and Roman villas were found in the neighbouring areas. Grimston was a significant centre of pottery production from the 11th to 16th centuries with pots often featuring faces carved just under the rim. Some of these can be seen in local Museums including the Castle Museum at Norwich. The Church of St. Botolph located within the town is a Grade I listed building with late Saxon origins, largely extended in the 14th and 15th centuries, with architectural features of these eras that have been of interest to many historians visiting the area.



Grimston has a number of great places to enjoy a meal, as well as public houses and inns in which to enjoy your stay overnight.

Sandringham House, Museum & Gardens, Sandringham, Norfolk PE35 6EN (01553) 612908
Open during the summer season and when the Queen is not in residence, Sandringham House, Museum and Gardens is the country retreat of the Royal Family.

Visitors can tour the House, seeing exhibits of family portraits, sculptures and personal mementoes of three generations of monarchs.

There is a fascinating museum showcasing life on the Royal estate as well as 60 acres of grounds, lakes and gardens to enjoy.

Houghton Hall, Houghton, Kings Lynn PE31 6UE (01485) 528569
Located just five miles from Grimston, Houghton Hall was built in the 1720s and became the residence of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister.
Now owned by the Cholmondeley family, it consists of 350 acres of parkland, a walled garden, and a museum housing a 20,000-piece collection of model soldiers.


 

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