Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
East Anglia, Essex, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge. The Backs are so called because they lie to the back of several colleges. They are an area of grassland with the River Cam running through them. Cambridge is one of the world's greatest learning centres with over 30 colleges.
|Which pier claims to be the "largest fun pier in Europe"?||East Anglia
Clacton Pier. Clacton Pier was built in 1882 and was widened from 30 feet to over 300 feet in th 1930s. It has a funfair with up to date rides, seaquarium and places to eat.
Lowestoft. Lowestoft was once predominantly a fishing port, but now tourism is the main industry in the town. It has a wide sandy beach, seafront gardens, shops and museums.
|Which famous author was born in Great Yarmouth?||East Anglia
Anna Sewell. Anna Sewell is most famous for the novel "Black Beauty". The cottage in which she was born can still be seen in the town centre. Great Yarmouth is one of Britain's biggest coastal resorts and has much to offer the tourist including two piers, funfairs, museums, sealife centre, theatres and parks.
An area of inland waterways. The Norfolk Broads are extensive area of shallow lakes linked by navigable rivers. They offer much for boating enthusiasts and people wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of town and city life.
|Which city is known as the "capital" of East Anglia?||East Anglia
Norwich. Norwich has much to offer tourists including a Norman cathedral, Norwich Castle, markets, compact shopping centre and many museums and art galleries.
|Which tourist attraction runs between Sheringham and Holt?||East Anglia
The North Norfolk Railway. The North Norfolk Railway is a line for mainly steam trains. There is a service all year but it is much reduced out of season. The station at Sheringham has exhibits, a gift shop and tearoom.
|Which coastal town in East Anglia actually faces west?||East Anglia
Hunstanton. Although it is on the east coast of England its position on The Wash means Hunstanton actually faces west. It's is a small resort with a compact shopping centre. It has an excellent beach and all the amenities associated with a British resort including funfair, crazy golf course, theatre and swimming pool.
Sandringham House. Sandringham House stands in the grounds of Sandringham Estate, 7000 acres of country park owned by the royal family since 1864. During the summer several rooms of the house and the surrounding grounds are open to the public when no member of the royal family are in residence.
|At Terrington St. Clement there is a unique nursery specialising in a particular plant. What is the name of this nursery?||East Anglia
The African Violet Centre. This unique nursery specialises in African Violets and has a tearoom and gift shops.