North Norfolk Stories & inspiration

With so much to discover in north Norfolk, read our stories and watch our films to help inspire your visit. Explore the hidden gems of north Norfolk and the best places to visit. Whether it's a weekend away or a family holiday, read our hints and tips to make your visit one to remember, from where to find family beaches, the best walking routes, where to go crabbing and when to come for festivals and carnivals - and much more.

Find out which beaches in north Norfolk are most accessible in north Norfolk with nearby parking and facilities.

The vast sandy beaches in north Norfolk are a delight for dogs and their responsible owners all year round. Here’s our list of the best dog-friendly beaches in north Norfolk.

There is plenty to see and do all year round in north Norfolk. If you’re planning a visit, we’ve listed the top fifteen must-see sights that makes north Norfolk truly unique.

The north Norfolk coast and countryside is stunning in the summer. Here's our top five summer walks taking in spectacular views.

The Deep History Coast Discovery Trail has nine sections that can be walked in single parts or as longer distances. We’ve picked our top five which are ideal for families and children.

There is so much to discover and learn about the Deep History Coast. Here's our top ten facts.

With 45 miles of coastline, much of which is part of the Deep History Coast, north Norfolk is ideal for exploring coastal rock pools and beachcombing. You can uncover fossils millions of years old and take a closer look at north Norfolk marine wildlife.

North Norfolk is the perfect place to visit for a holiday in the summer. With fantastic beaches, events and things to see and do, here’s our top ten reasons to visit North Norfolk in the summer.

The Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios' annual event will move online due to Covid-19 with a virtual opening of studio doors to the public across 55 venues from 23 May 2020.

North Norfolk has 45 miles coast with award-winning beautiful beaches, most within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Six are Blue Flag beaches and all of them are clean, family-friendly and safe.

There's plenty of free family fun to be enjoyed in north Norfolk during the summer holidays. Here are our top five free things to do.

Norfolk is the combined sunniest/driest county in the country so summer is a wonderful time to Nip to North Norfolk. The warmer weather, lighter days and fantastic scenery is perfect for enjoying activities.

There is an incredible geological history to north Norfolk, going back to ice ages and when dinosaurs roamed the planet. Find out about our incredible five natural phenomena which provide a great insight into how north Norfolk was made.

Crabbing in north Norfolk is great fun. Find out where and how to catch little nippers and look after them until you release them back to the sea.

Once it's safe to visit north Norfolk after the Coronavirus lockdown, we've listed the best things to see and do once the lockdown is over.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) position is changing daily and the situation constantly being reviewed. On this blog we will aim to update you on what is happening with our attractions and venues in north Norfolk.

The North Norfolk coastline is home to several ‘secret’ beaches where you can find quiet spots all year round. See our top six hidden gems.

There is such a wide and varied range of accommodation in north Norfolk to suit every need and budget. From family-friendly to cosy retreats, read more to help you find out how to find your perfect place to stay.

Things to do on the Broads

27 February 2020

With attractions, nature reserves, boat trips, railways and paths, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy these incredible waterways and countrside. Here’s our top things to do in the Norfolk Broads.

Spring flowers are in abundance at Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham; a hidden gardening gem. Find out what you can find in the collection of gardens to see superb Spring colour.

North Norfolk is home to many fantastic walking trails. Here's our top five walks with amazing views.

There’s plenty going on this Easter 2020 in north Norfolk with lots of family events including egg hunts and trails, fantastic attractions, boat rides and lamb feeding. Find out what's on.

North Norfolk is unique in many ways, which is why people keep coming back. Here's our top twelve reasons to love north Norfolk.

North Norfolk is the natural choice if you're looking for adventure! From surfing to jumping into an airbag to walking with llamas, there's an experience for everyone to enjoy!

With its diverse coast and countryside, places to eat and things to do, North Norfolk provides the ideal backdrop for unique things to do this Valentine’s.

Visitors to Houghton Hall in 2020 will be treated to a fabulous exhibition. Seminal works by the celebrated British sculptor Anish Kapoor will be on display in the grounds.

Find out more about East Runton, on the North Norfolk Deep History Coast Discovery Trail.

North Norfolk Attractions

3 February 2020

Whatever your interests, whatever the weather, you can enjoy a fantastic fun-filled day out for the whole family with a great range of attractions in north Norfolk. Find out more and download discount vouchers.

Taking place on 16 & 17 May 2020, the second Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair will highlight Norfolk as the ‘birdwatching capital of Britain’.

Pilgrims have been visiting Walsingham in north Norfolk for many centuries. See our top facts about Walsingham.

From late January, snowdrops will begin to pop-up in gardens indicating Spring is on its way. See our round up of the best places to see snowdrops in north Norfolk.

Norfolk is often described at the birdwatching capital of Britain and Winter sees rare visiting birds as they migrate to north Norfolk for its climate and food. See which birds you can spot in Winter.

There is more than 15,000 fungi species recorded in Britain and 3,500 of those have been found in Norfolk. Find out where to go on a fungi foray in north Norfolk.

Norfolk Easy Ambles are tailor-made walking routes for people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy.

Find out more about Sheringham, on the North Norfolk Deep History Coast Discovery Trail.

The Broads, north Norfolk inland waterways and the coast provide some fabulous opportunities for those experienced in fishing as well as fishing novices.

Find out more about West Runton, on the North Norfolk Deep History Coast Discovery Trail.

North Norfolk's coastline is ideal for walks with the endless stretches of beaches, marshes and big open skies. Here’s our favourite walks with pubs along the way – ideal any time of the year.

The Mammoth Marathon on 17 May 2020 follows much of north Norfolk's Deep History Coast.

For centuries, world-renowned malt has come from local Norfolk maltings and north Norfolk is home to many local brewers producing award-winning ales. Find out about top micro-brewers in north Norfolk.

North Norfolk's Top Foods

19 December 2019

North Norfolk has some of the best fresh, seasonal produce you'll find anywhere, from Brancaster mussels to cheese. Whet your appetite and find out more about our top ten foods in north Norfolk.

Top Ten Winter Wildlife

19 December 2019

Some of the best wildlife in the country can be found in north Norfolk, and Winter is the best time to see it! Here’s our top 10 wildlife wonders to look out for during the Winter months.

Find out more about Weybourne, on the Deep History Coast Discovery Trail.

Here’s our top tips for things to do and places to go in north Norfolk to improve your well-being and recharge the batteries.

North Norfolk is the natural choice for a holiday, with its beaches, countryside, towns & villages, wildlife, food & drink, attractions, stately homes and museums and events all year round. See our month by month round up and pick the best time to visit and what's new for 2020.

Walking in winter in north Norfolk is such a delight during this quieter time of year, with wonderful wildlife, and views across frosty countryside and vast empty beaches. Here's our top walks in north Norfolk in Winter.

Along north Norfolk's 45 miles of coastline, there are beaches where you can see the dramatic changes in the landscape which have taken place over the last few millennia.

There are many different types of fossils you can come across along the Deep History Coast, each telling a different story about the creatures that lived here hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Experience the unique wild and natural world in north Norfolk in Winter, home to the largest seal colony in England and fantastic bird watching. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

With unique gifts, artisan crafts and local produce in abundance, north Norfolk is the place to go for Christmas markets, fairs and shopping.

For magical Christmas events and festive cheer, nip to North Norfolk this December 2019. There’s plenty on for all the family and lots of places to meet Father Christmas.

Haunted North Norfolk

16 September 2019

At only 384 square miles, and scores of recorded ghostly sightings, is north Norfolk is one of the most haunted places in the UK?

There’s plenty of family-fun in north Norfolk during October half term including a few spooky goings-on! Find out what’s on.

Walking and cycling in north Norfolk is a true delight. Topped off with a pub meal, it's all good food for the soul.

To celebrate north Norfolk's incredible dark skies, the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is running a Dark Skies Festival between 6 – 22 September 2019.

Autumn is a great time to visit the Deep History Coast. There's plenty to see and do. See our round up of things to do and what's on.

September is a lovely time to visit north Norfolk. The sea is warm, there’s lots of wildlife to spot, everything is still open and it's less crowded. Here’s a list of our favourite things to do in September in north Norfolk.

Get close to nature this summer with Nature's Wild Tribe at Pensthorpe. Go on a barefoot trail, build a den and get messy in a mud kitchen!

This Summer 2019, there’s plenty of attractions in north Norfolk to keep the whole family entertained, whatever the weather! See our round up below of what’s on at attractions over the summer holidays.

The world's biggest mammoth skeleton remains were found at West Runton on north Norfolk's Deep History Coast. Here's our top five facts.

The 2019 Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival runs throughout the whole month of October. This year, the focus will be on the Norfolk Coast Path and 'special journeys', including the rich tradition of pilgrimage in Norfolk.

There's so much to do this summer in north Norfolk! Take your pick from family events, enjoy live concerts, have fun days out at the many attractions and celebrate north Norfolk's heritage at the annual festivals and carnivals.

North Norfolk has 45 miles of unspoiled coastline with Blue Flag and award-winning beaches - natural choice for a holiday. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Each year, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment goes on a rural regimental training camp including a ride along Holkham beach.

Norfolk Day on Saturday 27th July, is a day celebrating what we love about our county. There's lots of things to do and events celebrating all that is Norfolk. Find out more.

Celebrate land, sea and sky at Holkham Country Fair on 20 and 21 July 2019.

St Benet's Abbey is celebrating its 1,000th anniversary in June 2019 with a series of summer events.

North Norfolk is the perfect place to go for memorable holidays and spending time with the family. Find your North Norfolk family adventure. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Visitors to Houghton Hall this summer will be treated to two fabulous exhibitions. For the first time, Henry Moore’s works will be on show, along with the FESTIVAL exhibition by Norfolk by Design.

Explore the culture and arts of North Norfolk and discover concerts, exhibitions, galleries, stately homes and festivals. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

The Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios' event means 430 artists will be throwing open their doors to the public across 250 venues in 2019.

The carpets of Bluebells mean spring has arrived! North Norfolk woodlands have some of the best places to see these glorious displays. Find out the best places to go this Spring, to see the hue of blue.

North Norfolk has a great collection of gardens. Pick from cottage gardens, relaxing water gardens and magnificent stately home gardens.

With 45 miles of coastline, beautiful beaches, The Broads National Park and stunning countryside, north Norfolk is the perfect place if you're looking to make the most of the outdoors. Find out more about outdoor activities to enjoy in north Norfolk.

North Norfolk is steeped in history & heritage. With a past of prosperous landowners and rich trade proceeds North Norfolk is home to many stately homes. Find out more about our very own ‘Downton Abbeys’.

North Norfolk is steeped in history and heritage home to many fine buildings built over hundreds of years which can be explored today. Take a step back in by exploring north Norfolk's past. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

There’s plenty going on this Easter in north Norfolk, from rockpool rummaging, to Easter family events, to egg hunts, to lamb feeding. Find out what's on this Easter.

We all know how special north Norfolk is with a breath-taking coastline and stunning countryside. Here’s ten completely unique things about north Norfolk that make north Norfolk unlike anywhere else.

The castles and ruins you can see dotted around north Norfolk date back to the Norman times, and therefore play an important part in English history. Explore the castle and priory ruins of north Norfolk.

Taking place on 18 & 19 May, the new Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair will highlight Norfolk as the ‘birdwatching capital of Britain’.

As the weather warms up and there's signs of new life in the countryside with flowers and birdsong, we know Spring is on its way. This is a great time to visit north Norfolk. Here's our top things to do in Spring.

The heritage railway lines in north Norfolk offer a unique way to explore the stunning north Norfolk coast and countryside as well as charming towns.

All year round there are carnivals and festivals in north Norfolk. Whether it's the arts, outdoors, family fun or events celebrating the area's heritage, there's something for everyone in north Norfolk.

North Norfolk has a wide range of arts and cultural venues offering activities to suit all ages and interests. See our top venues.

We are lucky that Norfolk is the sunniest and driest county in the country, but of course rain doesn’t need to stop play in north Norfolk! There’s plenty to do indoors, and here’s some of our favourite things to do if it rains.

North Norfolk is the perfect place to go for family holidays and making memories. Find your home away from home and create memorable family days together. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Many north Norfolk landmarks and locations have provided the backdrop to famous films and TV programmes over the years. Discover some of the best-known film and TV locations in north Norfolk.

Top North Norfolk Museums

10 January 2019

North Norfolk has many museums, stately home exhibitions and historic sites, open to visitors, explaining north Norfolk’s fascinating and unique heritage.

Norfolk is hosting the British Cycling HSBC UK | National Road Championships 2019 and half the route will be in North Norfolk.

The stunning north Norfolk coast and countryside has provided inspiration for many writers, poets and authors. Discover the top literary locations in north Norfolk.

North Norfolk is well known for its unique landscape of mudflats and salt marshes. They are not only famous for their breathtaking beauty but also to see wildlife. Here are some of the best places to enjoy this landscape, all year round.

North Norfolk is the place to go if you'd like to experience an adventure on the water, land or air. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Discover the history & heritage of north Norfolk with our top twelve churches.

Nip to North Norfolk in Winter and enjoy the quiet beaches and countryside, at a time when wildlife is at its finest and it’s a great time to go exploring.

There’s lots of events to keep the family entertained during the February half term school holidays. See our round up of what’s on.

Home to the largest seal colony in England and boasting some of the best birdwatching in the UK, north Norfolk is a natural delight. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Exploring the coastal and rural traditional market towns in north Norfolk is a true delight. Full of natural charm, each village and town offers something different. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Find out the top twelve places in North Norfolk to see the best trees and wildlife in the Autumn.

Find out where the best events are taking place for bonfires and fireworks displays in North Norfolk 2018.

Autumn is a great time to explore north Norfolk, with beautiful scenery, wonderful wildlife, seasonal food and events.

Walking in Autumn in north Norfolk is a delight. With stunning colours, huge skies and fabulous scenery, some of the most rewarding walks take place during the Autumn season.

October is a fantastic time of year to visit north Norfolk. The scenery is changing, the beaches are quieter and there’s lots of events to keep the family entertained during the school holidays. See our round up of what’s on this October 2018 half term.

There's so much to do this summer in north Norfolk! Take your pick from nature events, hop aboard a steam train, enjoy outdoor theatre productions and concerts, have fun days out at the many attractions and celebrate north Norfolk's heritage at the annual festivals and carnivals.

North Norfolk is one of the most important and rewarding bird watching counties in the UK – and there’s plenty to see all year-round. Here’s our eight favourite places to explore for the best bird watching.

Norfolk Day 2018

12 June 2018

Norfolk Day on Friday 27th July, is a day celebrating what we love about our county. There's lots of special offers, things to do and events celebrating all that is Norfolk. Find out more.

Explore over 45 miles of immaculate and unspoiled coastline along the north Norfolk coast and discover award-winning and Blue Flag beaches. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

The walking and cycling trails in north Norfolk take in the most stunning coastal and countryside views and the annual walking and cycling festival is a great chance to explore the area. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Explore over 45 miles of immaculate and unspoiled coastline along the north Norfolk coast and discover award-winning and Blue Flag beaches. #NorthNorfolkNaturally

Discover the unique coast and countryside of north Norfolk and uncover some of the hidden gems of this part of England that it makes it a truly special place to visit

Six north Norfolk’s beaches were awarded Blue Flags in 2018 meaning north Norfolk has more Blue Flag beaches than any other district! Find out what makes these beaches so unique.

Six north Norfolk’s beaches have retained their Blue Flag status in 2019! Find out what makes these beaches so unique.

The glorious sunny weather is set to stay so why not book a holiday in north Norfolk this July or August? There's still availability and great offers to be had. See our round up of the best deals.

There’s plenty going on this Easter in north Norfolk, from rockpool rummaging, to Easter family events, to egg hunts, to lamb feeding. Find out what's on this Easter.

Easter 2017 is a great time to visit north Norfolk. With the warmer weather, lighter days, stunning countryside and beautiful beaches, it’s a lovely time to head to the outdoors.