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In pictures: Ten Town Tour from the air

Aerial photo of Diss (Photo: Mike Page)

Diss: Acting as a centrepiece to the town, the mere is thought to have been created by a collapse in the underlying chalk layer towards the end of the last Ice Age.

Aerial photo of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth: The thrills of funfair rides have helped make the seaside resort the UK's third most popular destination after Blackpool and Torquay.

Holt (Photo: Mike Page)

Holt: Once the scene of a great fire in 1708, St Andrew's Church saw flames propel up the entire length of its steeple. Much of the original town was destroyed, but rebuilt during the Georgian period.

Hunstanton (Photo: Mike Page)

Hunstanton: The cliffs are iconic for their stratified red chalk limestone and white chalk makeup. The red and white chalk were laid during the Lower and Upper Cretaceous periods.

King's Lynn (Photo: Mike Page)

King's Lynn: With its port near The Wash, the town is known for its seafaring history with Captain George Vancouver being born in King's Lynn in 1757.

North Walsham (Photo: Mike Page)

North Walsham: The market town has a population of around 12,000 people and gained much of its wealth from textile making, which became a large part of North Walsham life from the 12th Century.

Sheringham (Photo: Mike Page)

Sheringham: Located just to the west of Cromer on the north Norfolk coast, many of Sheringham's buildings are made out of flint, which is quite rare for a Norfolk town.

Swaffham (Photo: Mike Page)

Swaffham: The town's name comes from Old English and means "The homestead of the Swabians," and it is presumed the settlers came with the Angles and the Saxons.

Thetford (Photo: Mike Page)

Thetford: Located in the south of Norfolk, the town is dominated by the man-made Thetford Forest that was planted during the early 1920s due to the need for timber after WWI.

Wymondham (Photo: Mike Page)

Wymondham: Able to be seen from all angles, the giant abbey is a landmark in the historic market town. The abbey was initially built as a Benedictine priory in 1107.




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Ten Town Tour 2009 interactive map
11 Nov 09 |  People & Places

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