Holt

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The historic town of Holt owes its 21st Century charm to 18th Century disaster. In May 1708, a devastating fire started at Shirehall Plain and spread with such ferocity that it took only three hours to engulf the medieval town.

But from the ashes a new town rose, giving us the superbly preserved Georgian architectural legacy we enjoy today.

With this generous collection of fine buildings at its heart, and being surrounded by woodland and parkland areas, Holt is a haven for artists, photographers, walkers and riders. Bookshops, galleries, antique and bric-a-brac shops, restaurants and eating-places, nestle shoulder-to-shoulder in the many alleyways and courtyards that punctuate its 300-year-old townscape.

On the edge of town lies Holt Country Park, an area of more than 100 acres of woodland. With car parking, picnic areas, nature trails, an adventure playground for the children and a year-round programme of activities for all ages, it's an ideal spot for families.

Holt is a town for all seasons, from the annual Christmas Festival early in December to the Summer Fair in July. This creative and committed community has earned a string of Anglia in Bloom Small Country Town category and Best Kept Village awards.

The Poppy Line heritage railway travels a picturesque route across heathland and along the coast to Sheringham, where passengers can pick up the Bittern Line for stations through to Norwich.

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Holt

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Town Centre, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6

What's Nearby

  1. Saint Nicholas' Church in Blakeney, Norfolk.

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  2. Doodle Pots

    A paint your own pottery studio in the beautiful Georgian town of Holt. Your creations…

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  3. Picturecraft Gallery Limited

    The main art gallery exhibits 32 artists' work which changes every 3 weeks.…

    0.24 miles away
  4. Photographers' Gallery Holt
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  1. Light and spacious established contemporary art gallery selling the best of modern and…

    0.28 miles away
  2. St Andrew's Church

    Saint Andrew's Church in Holt, Norfolk.

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  3. Holt Antiques & Interiors Centre

    Holt Antiques & Interiors Centre a large, unique antique centre housing vintage,…

    0.74 miles away
  4. Norfolk's only working water powered flour mill producing flour from locally grown grains…

    0.9 miles away
  5. Holt Country Park is only a short walk from the historic market town of Holt on the edge…

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  6. Voewood is recognised as one of the great Arts & Crafts houses in England.

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  7. The William Marriott Museum building houses many artefacts, documents and other bygones…

    1.25 miles away
  8. Hempstead Hall

    Elegant Listed 19thC country house built from traditional Norfolk flint. One and a half…

    1.8 miles away
  9. Bayfield Hall

    The Bayfield Estate has an elegantly restored Georgian manor house with extensive grounds…

    1.86 miles away
  10. Natural Surroundings

    Eight acres of demonstration gardens, orchid meadow and woodland walk. Shop, sales area…

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  11. Edgefield Church
    2.53 miles away
  12. Visit the Glandford Shell Museum. Sir Alfred Jodrell built this charming Victorian…

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