Sheringham, a traditional seaside town, was once an old fishing village and that heritage is still evident today. Sheringham’s Blue Flag beach is family friendly and has sceneic walks along the promenade which houses a row of colourful beach huts. In the town, you will find pubs, cafes, tea rooms, pubs, museums and a theatre, as well as plenty of accommodation. In the centre of Sheringham is the Town Clock, built on the site of an 1862 water well. A market is held on Saturdays throughout the year and Wednesdays from April to November.
The town’s name is Scandinavian origin and has the meaning The Ham of Scira’s people. In 900AD, Vikings first settled in Sheringham and it is thought that Scira may have been a Viking warlord who was given the land as a reward for his performance in battle. This history is celebrated with the annual Viking Festival each winter. Sheringham has many other carnivals and festivals all year round including the famous Crab & Lobster Festival and Sheringham Carnival. There is also a Steam Gala in the Autumn, celebrating the heritage Poppy Line whcih runs from Sheringham to Holt, through Kelling with sea views along the way.
Nearby is the National Trust’s Sheringham Park, with miles of hilly countryside covered with gorse and purple heather and offers fanastic sea views. Great views are also found at the top of Beeston Bump.
Sheringham is an ideal base for a traditonal seaside family holiday or weekend break to enjoy the north Norfolk coast & countryside.