Things to do in North Norfolk

If you are staying in one of our lovely Norfolk holiday cottages, you’ll want to know what there is to do whilst you’re here.

The North Norfolk coast stretches for some 43 miles along the picturesque and ever-changing coastline. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and known for its beautiful sunsets and big open skies, Norfolk is a great place to escape to at any time of the year.

North Norfolk Beaches and wildlife

Morston, NorfolkNorfolk has some of the finest beaches in Britain including Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Brancaster and Thornham.  Visit Sheringham and Cromer for classic British seaside charm.  For lovers of wildlife there are nature reserves at Titchwell, Cley and Pensthorpe.  There are plenty of opportunities for birdwatching throughout the year.

Walks in Norfolk

For walkers, long distance paths include the Peddars Way, Weavers Way and the North Norfolk Coast Path. Or why not hire a bike and take a ride through the quiet lanes, stopping for lunch or tea along the way.

Places to eat in North Norfolk

There are a huge range of places to eat in North Norfolk.  You can enjoy plenty of local produce – from roadside stalls selling mussels and crabs to farmers’ markets and farm shops

There are an abundance of places to enjoy somewhere to eat, from seaside cafes, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, to fish and chips on the beach and even Michelin starred restaurants.

Getting around in North Norfolk

If you don’t fancy the walk home you can catch the Coastal Hopper Bus, which runs for 50 miles along the coast stopping along the way.  The scenery is beautiful and there are plenty of places to hop on and off along the way.

You could even take a trip on the North Norfolk Steam Railway which runs from Holt to Sheringham via Weybourne and back again.  A lovely family day out.

Other places to visit in North Norfolk

There is always something going on in North Norfolk – museums, theatres, galleries, history and culture. Norfolk has so many different attractions that it is impossible to do them justice.  A useful source of information is Visit North Norfolk.

The Georgian town of Holt is a shoppers paradise, crammed full of individual galleries and shops, set out in a labyrinth of pretty yards. Holt also has an annual Arts Festival held in July.

Enjoy a visit stylish Burnham Market, packed with pretty Norfolk cottages, independent shops, galleries and places to eat.

Also within easy reach is the city of Norwich which has some fascinating places to visit including the Cathedral, Norwich Castle, Sainsburys Centre for visual arts. The city is a mecca for entertainment and shopping, plus a wide range of cosy pubs, fine restaurants and cafes.

Family attractions in Norfolk include Dinosaur Adventure, Pensthorpe Natural Park, Banham Zoo and BeWilderwood.

If you have any questions about what to see and do whilst you’re staying in one of our holiday cottages, do feel free to ask us.  Because we’re local , we’ve got a wealth of knowledge to share.

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