Attractions

Felbrigg Hall (2 miles)

A National Trust property with a fine 17th century mansion,large peaceful grounds, gardens, a lake and acres and acres of woods where you can walk and cycle at any time from dawn to dusk the whole year round.

 

Cromer (2 miles)

A classic victorian seaside town,situated on a cliff top overlooking fine sandy beaches. Cromer Pier was voted UK pier of the year 2015, it hosts one of the last end of the pier shows in the Pavillion Theatre. There is also the lifeboat station where you are welcome to come and view. The fishing boats can still be seen launching from the beach to catch the famous Cromer crabs. The main streets and alleys are crammed with shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes.

 

Sheringham (5 miles)

A delightful seaside town loverly independent shops. On Saturdays there is a popular market ajacent to the Poppy line Steam railway station, which operates steam train rides to Holt.

 

Holt (10 miles)

Rural Georgial North Norfolk town. A jumble of streets and alleyways fan out from the main high street with plenty of unusual shops, cafes, galleries and is surrounded by well wooded parks.

Blakeney (15 miles)

The lovely coastal village of Blakeney is one of the most enchanting on the North Norfolk Coast and is one of our favourites. Blakeney started life as a busy medieval commercial port until the estuary began to silt up preventing all but pleasure craft from gaining access. The silting has left a fascinating landscape of marshes, sand hills and mud banks, with many creeks and channels twisting and turning their way through. Blakeney village is set on a small hill leading down to the harbour and has pretty flint cottages (many for holiday rent), shops, cafe's, restaurants, hotels, pubs and inns. In a side street off the quay is the 14th century Guildhall which has an early example of a brick built vaulted ceiling. The beautifully restored, village church is large and spacious with many interesting features.

Blakeney is a perfect setting to explore this section of the North Norfolk Coast, as there are many fine coastal walks to nearby Morston Quay (west) or Cley next the Sea (east). Local attractions also include boat seal trips and an excellent local cafe! 

 

Norfolk Broads (15 miles)

The Norfolk Broads National Park is the UK's largest and finest wetland landscape and has over 120 miles of lock free waterways to explore. Wroxham is known as the "Capital of the Broads" and from here you can hire a boat for the week, weekend, day, hour or take an organised cruise.

Pretty Broadland villages, such as Horning, Ranworth or Ludham, invite you to stop for a refreshment and watch the world float by! Many have riverside pubs and beautiful cottages with gardens that run down to the river.

With miles of lock free, scenic waterways to explore, you will never get bored (lost, yes probably, unless you have a good map!). The Broads are a great place to explore by dinghy, canoe, kayak and also on land,walking or cycling.

The Norfolk Broads are full of pretty windmills, where traditional Norfolk Yachts float by - it's like time has stood still and it's a real escape from fast modern living.

Broadland has many nature reserves, boardwalks and footpaths, allowing you to enjoy the scenery and wildlife from the shore, such as the ones at Ranworth, Neatishead, Hickling, Thurne and How Hill.

 

 

Norwich (20 miles)

Norwich is considered the capital of East Anglia and has much to offer the visitor. Norwich city centre has streets that still carry a lot of their medieval charm, including some remains of the ancient city walls and a wealth of historic buildings. The Norman Cathedral is one of the finest in England, with its magnificent Cloisters and Cathedral Close. The majestic Castle with its fine 12th century keep is prominently situated overlooking the city. All this contrasts with the modern including the state-of-the-art Forum, Riverside development, and the city's two shopping malls. This is all linked together with some of the most attractive streets in the country including many cobbled streets, alleys and lanes.

Norwich also has some fine open spaces, including the wonderful Riverside walk and Chapelfield gardens. Norwich shops offer one of the top shopping destinations in the UK and has a mix of both high street names and individual boutiques, as well as the largest permanent open air market in England. 

Other attractions:

 

Bewilderwood 

Dinosaur Adventure

Wroxham Barns

Visit NorthNorfolk

Cromer Pier
Cley
Wells-Next-The-Sea
Blakeney
Felbrigg Hall
Lake at Felbrigg Hall
Sign posts along Weavers Way
Windmill Nr Horsey
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