Local Area Information

There is so much to do in the area that the list is exhaustive. Here are a few of our favourites...

North Norfolk Steam Railway

From the smart Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham to the Georgian town of Holt, the North Norfolk Railway runs through the county's most stunning coastal scenery. Operated almost entirely by volunteers from all walks of life, the line is East Anglia's premier heritage railway. Steam trains operate daily from April to October and the nearest station to the cottage is Kelling Heath which is a 10-minute drive away. For further info please visit www.nnrailway.co.uk

Weybourne Circular Walk

There are many great walks around and along the North Norfolk coast. From the cottage, you can do the 5-mile circular Weybourne walk (see pic). More walks in the area can be found by clicking here

North Norfolk Coast

The nearest beach at Weybourne (pebbly) can be reached from the cottage via the Muckleburgh Museum (about a 15 min walk from the cottage). The nearby sandy beaches of Sheringham and Cromer are just a 10 and 15-minute drive away respectively. In the other direction, you can reach Blakeney Point (for Seal Watching trips) in 15 mins by car and the beautiful sandy beach at Wells next the Sea in 30 mins.

Sheringham Park (National Trust)

Sheringham Park is a landscape park and gardens near Sheringham on the A323. The park surrounds Sheringham Hall which is privately occupied, but Sheringham Park is in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors. There are fine mature woodlands and a large variety of rhododendrons and azaleas. For further information please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheringham-park

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

A great morning or afternoon out can be found at Hillside. Not only do they have the beautiful Shire Horses but also rescued animals including pigs, goats, cows, ducks, birds... There is a cafe and a children's play area and it's FREE! More details can be found at www.hillside.org.uk

Blakeney Point

Blakeney Point is home to England's largest Grey Seal colony and many summer breeding birds. The best way to get close and personal to the wildlife on Blakeney Point is to book a trip on one of the locally operated ferry trips departing from Morston Quay. Please note: it is not possible to walk to see the seals on Blakeney Point.

Holkham Hall

This 18th century Palladian house sits within a 25,000-acre estate on the north Norfolk coast and is home to the 8th Earl of Leicester and his family. Surrounded by rolling parkland, the estate is home to Fallow Deer as well as historical landmarks.

More information and days out can be found  by clicking here