Shopping in north Norfolk

Shopping in north norfolk

North Norfolk is great for shopping with department stores, local gift shops, antique shops, upmarket brands and small individual galleries and boutiques selling the wares of local artisans. Explore the town markets for local produce and unique items, and look well worth a visit are the annual Spring and Christmas markets.

Boutique shopping in north norfolk

North Norfolk is renowned for its art and culture and you will find many art and craft galleries along the coast and in the towns. The towns are also home to traditional seaside gift shops and lots of independents selling unique and interesting wares.

Pop to the pop-up shops at Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale, which also holds regular markets and events throughout the year. Head to the Georgian town of Holt with its charming streets and alleyways, offering plenty of unusual shops from art and sculptures, to books and antiques.

For local food and crafts, meander around the north Norfolk market towns' weekly markets. North Norfolk has lots of pretty market towns, and Reepham is home to a lovely market place and impressive 18th century buildings housing interesting shops. Off the market place in Aylsham, are lovely streets, lanes and yards, lined with individual shops. 

Fakenham town centre is pedestrianised, with shops and lots of cafes and eateries, and is also home to one of the biggest home furnishing shops run by the same family since 1892. Nearby Pensthorpe Natural Park has an impressive gift shop with goods ranging from contemporary household accessories to books, children’s toys and some of Norfolk’s finest food and drink. The National Trust properties Felbrigg and Blickling have superb shops selling local and branded products including food, gifts, books and gardening wares.

For unique and upmarket shops, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Burnham Market are the places to go. Situated a stone’s throw away from the glorious north Norfolk coastline, you will find renowned restaurants, hotels and charming shops in Burnham Market while enjoying a traditional village atmosphere. Visit the shops in and around Holkham and browse the products and wares of producers and artisans including jewellery, hats, handbags, body products, drink, children's toys and books. Just along the coast, take a stroll along Staithe Street in Wells-next-the-Sea for unique shops and places to eat.

Wroxham, the centre of the Norfolk Broads has some of the great Norfolk bargain shops, as well as an increasing number of craft shops selling Norfolk produced goods. A must visit is Wroxham Barns with arts and food shops selling Norfolk goods and a fantastic gift and clothes shop.

Only nine miles away from Wroxham, is the city of Norwich, one of the top shopping destinations in the UK, with a mix of small individual boutiques down cobbled, picturesque lanes, large department stores, two shopping malls and one of the largest outdoor markets in England.


artists and artisans in north norfolk

For 16 days each year in May/June, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios celebrates the county’s artists and their achievements. Artisans open their doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work. It's a great opportunity to see new art, meet artists and buy original artworks directly from their creators.

Many local shops, events and markets sell the works of talented local artisans and producers. Sample food produced from locally sourced ingredients, beer produced in Norfolk breweries and peruse handmade crafts and accessories.

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