Local Sites of Interest
Elsing is an unspoilt rural village set in the peaceful heart of Norfolk with easy access to the many delights of the area including the world class north coast beaches, stately homes (including Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, Royal Sandringham, and several National Trust properties), the Broads, East Anglia's capital city of Norwich as well as many others. There are three pubs within a few miles all offering good food. The attractive Elsing church boasts the widest unsupported nave in England as well as the famous Hasting's Brass.
Here is a list of external links to other heritage buildings, gardens and heritage conservation trusts in Norfolk county.
Sandringham Estate www.sandringhamestate.co.uk
The Norfolk retreat of HM The Queen - Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862.
The National Trust www.nationaltrust.org.uk
The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. The Trust protects and opens to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills.
The Norfolk Churches Trust www.norfolk-churches.co.uk
Norfolk still has 659 medieval churches, the greatest concentration in the world. The Trust was established to keep these places open as a place of worship.
Norfolk Garden Trust www.norfolkgt.org.uk
Norfolk Gardens Trust is the prime body concerned with the preservation and enhancement of outstanding gardens within the County.
Corpusty Mill Garden, Norfolk www.corpustymillgarden.co.uk
The five acre garden at Corpusty Mill has been gradually developed over the past 40 years. It is an intriguing mixture of the formal and informal, both romantic and structured, using old forms and adopting the new.
East Ruston Old Vicarage, Norfolk www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk
The Old Vicarage lies one and a half miles from the North Sea in an exposed prairie landscape containing large arable fields.
Holkham Hall, Norfolk www.holkham.co.uk
The jewel in Norfolk's crown. Superb Palladian hall, beautiful rolling parkland, shops & galleries, attractions & events, a wealth of wildlife...and the best beach in England.
Houghton Hall, Norfolk www.houghtonhall.com
The residence of Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole with magnificent interiors designed by William Kent in the early 18th Century.
Hunters Hall, Norfolk www.huntershall.com
Hunter’s Hall is situated off the beaten track in a beautiful farmland setting in the heart of Norfolk.
Peter Beales Roses www.classicroses.co.uk
A treasury of more than 1300 timeless roses with over 300 varieties unique to us in the UK.
Mermaid Inn Elsing www.elsingmermaidinn.co.uk
Our local village pub with a friendly atmosphere and serving food opposite St Mary's Church Elsing.
Darby's Free House www.darbysfreehouse.com
Converted into a pub in 1988 from a pair of cottages that originated in the 18th century, Darby's is a solid-looking building in the centre of Swanton Morley.
Elsing Memorial Hall http://sites.google.com/site/elsingvillagehall/home
Elsing's very own village hall offering a modern facility open for a range of events at very reasonable charges.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts www.scva.ac.uk
Norfolk's own world class art museum in the fascinating Norman Foster building.
Stanway House, Gloucestershire www.stanwayfountain.co.uk
Stanway House is the site of the highest gravity fed fountain in Europe at over 300ft.