North Norfolk Digital Guide
Explore North Norfolk
Discover more about North Norfolk. From the Norfolk broads to the North Sea coast via our stunning countryside, North Norfolk is the perfect place to come for great days out and relaxing short breaks
The rich history reflected in the towns and villages of North Norfolk offer a wonderful array of places to explore and visit.
Cromer and Hunstanton are two of Norfolk's most prominent coastal towns with rich history. Stalham a part of Britain's largest protected wetland, enjoys a status equivalent to a National Park. Sheringham boasts striking architecture and a home to the arts, with Sheringham Little Theatre in its hub. The harbour town of Wells-next-the-Sea is situated perfectly for visits to Holkham Beach and the precious bird sanctuary of Blakeney Point.
Nestled in the upper reaches of Wensum Valley and the countryside sits the town of Fakenham. A thriving market town surrounded by handsome 18/19th Century houses, alongside interesting courtyards and tiny lanes.
The pretty market towns of Holt and Burnham Market with their vast array of small, independent shops and boutiques, quality galleries, tea rooms, pubs, antique shops and specialist local food producers. Ideally situated for both the Broads and the coast, North Walsham is a market town of Georgian frontages with medieval churches, cosy pubs and tranquil waterways of the Broads. Mundesley, a pocket sized cliff top seaside resort with colourful beach huts is perfect for visitors looking for a traditional seaside holiday.
Mundesley, a pocket sized cliff top seaside resort with colourful beach huts is perfect for visitors looking for a traditional seaside holiday.
Walsingham, England's Nazareth, is nestled in rolling countryside and is renowned worldwide as a centre of pilgramage and spiritual reflection by many faiths.
North Norfolk includes some of the famed Broads - Britain's magical waterland, and the communities of Stalham and Hoveton are popular gateways to these tranquil waterways. Cut in the Middle Ages by peat-diggers, the Broads have so much to offer. Holidays on the Broads have always been popular but even at the busiest times you can still find quiet and solitude amongst its waterways. With amazing sunsets, misty mornings an abundance of birdlife, the Broads are the ideal location for day visits, short breaks or long holidays. Luxury cruisers to sailing dinghies can be hired for any period of time from the boat hire companies along the Broads.
North Norfolk's countryside and coast has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is one of the finest landscapes in the United Kingdom.
North Norfolk's countryside, so fresh and green in spring, dotted with vibrant poppies in summer and the reds and browns of the trees in autumn, is ideal for cycling, walking (Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail), horse riding, bird watching or just relaxing.
The country towns, with their attractive buildings, spectacular churches, specialist shops and weekly markets, offer their kind of holiday or short break all year round. The sunshine records for North Norfolk are amongst the best and it is truly a holiday destination for all seasons.
North Norfolk stretches for nearly 80 miles along the picturesque and ever-changing coast. Three quarters of this coastline is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and many beaches have a history of winning awards for their cleanliness and facilities. Its coastal towns have grown over the centuries from small, isolated fishing communities into bustling seaside resorts. But they have kept the character of communities working on the shore - the crab and fishing boats still putting out to sea, the lifeboats still proudly manned, and now the waters and nature reserves carefully maintained to preserve the area's reputation as an unspoilt retreat.
Google map is a useful tool in which you can view the areas that North Norfolk encompass before you arrive giving you a feel for the destination. Google map can also help you to put into perspective the distances between places of interest, to plan your days accordingly. It also highlights the availability of accommodation in relation to your selected destination within North Norfolk, for example the bed and breakfasts in the Broads area.