things to do

Holkham Bay Panorama

We have many fine beaches close to us and would recommend Brancaster Beach as being well worth a visit for the pure joy of its magnificent views and fabulous sand dunes. Also close by is Hunstanton, Heacham and Titchwell.

Burnham Market
: this 17th. Century village is but a stone’s throw away from the glorious North Norfolk Coastline. The village has over 30 independent and specialist shops selling a wide range of interesting wears, perfect for those in need of some retail therapy.

Fakenham racecourse:
they have been racing at the course for over 100 years and it prides itself on its friendly and informal atmosphere.

The Thursford Collection:
There is so much to do and see at this attraction which is world-famed as being the largest collection of Steam-Engines and Organs. There is a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour and a truly magnificent fairground Carousel.

Stately Homes

Holkham Hall –

Sandringham House –

Houghton Hall –

Blickling Hall –

Seal Trips

Daily Boat Trips from Morston Quay out to Blakeney Point to view the local wild seals. Booking is essential.

Bean’s Boat Trips –
01263 740038

Bishop’s Boat Trips –
01263 740753

Temple’s –
01263 740791

Bird Watching

Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve - The Moor (fen) has been leased by the Hawk and Owl Trust and is Norfolk’s newest Nature Reserve. Sculthorpe is a working fen and the old crafts of sedge-cutting, coppicing and hurdle-making are keeping the fen habitat open.

Pensthorpe: 500 acres of beautiful North Norfolk countryside with miles of nature-trails to explore through woods, fen meadows and beside beautiful lakes. A must for those wishing to see and learn about a myriad of bird-life.

Cley Marshes and Salthouse: NWT Cley Marshes is Norfolk’s oldest and best-known reserve. Its shingle beach and saline lagoons, grazing marshes and reed-beds support a large number of migrating and Wintering wildfowl and waders, as well as Bittern, Marsh-Harriers and Bearded-tits. Salthouse Marshes, home for Little Egrets, Bittern, Lapwing, Linnet, Marsh-Harriers and Snow-Bunting.

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