An ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, North Norfolk boasts a stunning coastline and a rich agricultural hinterland dotted with market towns and villages. From the often near-empty beaches at Thornham and Brancaster to the safe and family-friendly sands of Hunstanton and Cromer, there is something here for everyone.
Explore the old fishing village of Blakeney, a popular destination for visitors seeking the real character of coastal Norfolk and often described as the most charming and unspoilt village on the coast – not to mention a great spot for seal-watching at Blakeney Point.
The elegant Georgian town of Holt is a great place for shopping and refreshment in the many charming tearooms, pubs and restaurants. There are galleries, bookshops and antique dealers tucked away down alleyways and in courtyards.
Only a few minutes by car or an easy bike ride away lies Burnham Thorpe, birthplace of Admiral Lord Nelson. You can visit All Saint’s Church where young Horatio’s father was rector and take time to drop into The Lord Nelson pub, known as The Plough in the great man’s day.
The possibilities for sightseeing are almost limitless here. From the great stately homes of Sandringham and Houghton Hall to the breathtaking wildlife – there’s so much to see.
Whilst fine dining is perfect for special occasions, sometimes nothing can beat the Great British tradition of fish and chips. And nowhere does it better than Norfolk.
Eat al fresco, perched on the sea wall enjoying the sights and sounds of the harbour or settle down indoors and soak up the atmosphere of a bustling fish and chip emporium.
From the humble ploughman’s lunch to exquisite fish, meat, game or vegetarian dishes, the culinary bar is being raised as Norfolk chefs vie with each other to impress and win new customers.
With advice from our local experts we’re pleased to share some of the best dining destinations for you to enjoy during your visit to Norfolk.
Norfolk is a perfect place for family cycling holidays or long weekends – with plenty of country lanes, coastal trails and enchanting byways to explore.
With gentle terrain, even cycling novices will find the going easy in Norfolk, and with so much natural beauty and places of interest at every turn, there’s never a need to rush.