Discover the events and attractions that North Norfolk has to offer
The Ultimate Guide to North Norfolk’s Hidden Gems: Uncovering the Best-Kept Secrets of the Region
The 45 miles along the spectacular North Norfolk coast is home to some of the best-kept secrets of the region. On your doorstep you have the wonderful Old Hunstanton, with the golden beach at the end of our hotel gardens. A short drive along the coast you’ll find Holkham and Wells-next-the-sea two of the most popular beach destinations in the UK. Burnham Overy Staithe features a mile long picturesque coastal walk through unspoilt landscapes until you reach the towering golden dunes.. And once you step over the dunes, you are met with a picturesque expanse of sand and sea. If you wish to step off the well-trodden tracks of the region, embark on the 5.5 mile Cockthorpe Circular Walk beginning in Morston and weaving in and out of coastal paths. There are so many hidden gems in Norfolk waiting to be uncovered.
Coastal Escapes: Exploring North Norfolk’s Stunning Seaside Towns and Villages
The North Norfolk coast is home to several seaside towns with picturesque views, rich heritage and fascinating landscapes. To explore the natural world, take a trip to Norfolk's historic coastal village Blakeney, with one of the largest seal colonies in the UK. Explore by sea or land, and admire the unspoilt views that Blakeney's Nature Reserve has to offer. If idyllic sea views and golden sands are top of your list then Hunstanton itself is your perfect choice, as are the nearby vast beaches of Wells-next-the sea or Holkham. These village destinations provide you with scenic salt-marsh routes and nature walks, leading to sheltered woodland and rolling dunes. A trip to a seaside town wouldn’t be complete without devouring your fish and chips whilst perched on harbour walls, taking in the immersive atmosphere. Uncover rich history at Holkham’s stately home, or simply enjoy the character of Old Hunstanton . Wherever you decide to visit these coastal villages have something for everyone.
A Journey Through Time: Discovering North Norfolk’s Rich History and Heritage
For history lovers, North Norfolk is the ideal location to uncover the past with tremendous history and deep rooted heritage. The 45 miles of breathtaking coastline is home to the earliest evidence of humans in Britain with footsteps left from nearly a million years ago. Old Hunstanton is mentioned in writings as far back as 1038. “Hunestanesteda” as it was known then, appears in the Domesday Book (1086) and very large lease-holdings were acquired by the Le Strange family in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest (note Le Strange being a very prominent name in this area).
From historic houses, museums, heritage railways and castles, discovering Norfolk’s abundant history is only a trip away. Explore Holkham Hall which features an 18th century stately home encompassed by wildlife and scenic parkland, and much further afield you’ll find National Trust properties at Blickling an Felbrigg Hall. If museums are a part of your historical itinerary, there are several to explore in North Norfolk. A few of Norfolk’s historic treasuries include The Muckleburgh Military Collection, Norfolk Tank Museum, and Thursford Museum known for its collection of steam engines.. You’ll find that the extraordinary stories that created our past can be discovered in so many areas of North Norfolk.