Visit North Norfolk

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The Hoste is set in the heart of Lord Nelson’s Norfolk. The 17th Century Hoste is one of the oldest buildings in the area, overlooking the green of the beautiful Georgian village of Burnham Market.

Burnham Market is Norfolk’s loveliest village, built in the 17th Century, within an area rich in wildlife, historical buildings, ancient churches, working windmills, museums, craft centers and picturesque villages.

Stately Homes

Open Easter Sunday to September. Check individual websites for opening times.

Holkham Hall: 01328 710227
Sandringham House: 01553 612908
Houghton Hall: 01485 528569

Golf Courses

Royal West Norfolk, Brancaster 01485 210223
Hunstanton Golf Club 01485 532811
Fakenham Golf Club 01328 862867
King’s Lynn Golf Club 01553 631654
Sheringham Golf Club 01263 822038
Royal Cromer Golf Club 01263 512884
Royal Norwich 01603 429928

Walking in Norfolk

No trip to Norfolk would be complete without a walk along the spectacular Norfolk Coast, not only will you find stunning scenery but a wealth of wildlife too.

Copies of these maps and other recommended walks can be acquired from reception

Sailing – 01485 210236

Northshore Sport and Leisure and Sailcraft Sea School, is situated at the entrance to Brancaster Staithe harbour. The school utilises the sheltered water that the island of Scolt Head provides. Ideal for beginners to enjoy water sports in beautiful surroundings, private lessons are available, as is dinghy hire. The more experienced water user will find certain areas of the harbour a challenge and the open sea beckons the keen navigator. In difficult conditions the creeks to Burnham Overy harbour offer an ideal alternative.

Simulated Game Shooting

Thornham Hall Estate – 01485 512225

Minimum 8 persons organised by Mr. Stephen Bett.


Terry Lawton – 01603 872393 –

Norfolk is an anglers paradise with some great trout fishing. Expert Fishing Guide and Instructor, Terry Lawton, knows all the best spots for a wonderful day on the river with every chance to bring home a tasty trout or two. For fly fishermen Terry offers guided fishing days on the Norfolk chalkstreams such as the River Wensum for one or two people. For novice anglers a day on a trout lake with Terry is the perfect way to take up fly fishing, have fun and catch plenty of fish! All the equipment is provided and no specialist clothing is required beyond what you might wear for a day out walking. The season runs from April to October.

Sea Fishing

Norfolk Sea Fishing Trips, Thornham – 01485 517610

Branta Cruises – 01485 211132
Get close to wildlife by boat (groups of 6 leaving from Brancaster Staithe) and explore the wildlife of tidal creeks and channels of the North Norfolk coast with Jon Brown, an experienced local bird-watcher, shell-fisherman and conservationist.

Ferry Boat Trips

01328 738348

Visit beautiful Scolt Head Island. For details of ferry trips to and from Burnham Overy Staithe (depending on tides and weather), ring the ferryman on 07776 302413.

Seal Trips

Daily boat trips from Morston Quay out to Blakeney Point, to view the wild seal colony. Booking essential.

Bean’s Boat Trips: 01263 740038
Bishop’s Boats: 01263 740753
Temples: 01263 740791

Nature Reserves

Birds of Britain

Pensthorpe: 01328 851465
Owned by Bill and Deb Jordan and a wonderful day out for nature lovers. Set in 500 acres of beautiful North Norfolk countryside, there are miles of nature trails for visitors to explore through fen meadows, woods and lakelands. Most recently the location for the BBC’s Springwatch TV programme.

Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve: 01328 856788
The moor (an ancient word for fen) has been leased by the Hawk and Owl Trust as a nature reserve, the newest in Norfolk. Sculthorpe is a vibrant , working, living fen incorporating the crafts that keep the fen habitat open and vigorous-reed and sedge cutting, woodland coppicing and hurdle-making to name but a few.

Fakenham Racecourse
: 01328 862388
Who can resist a day at the races? Fakenham racecourse is nine miles from Burnham Market and prides itself on its friendly, casual atmosphere, and it has no formal dress code. The first race meeting took place in 1905, and over the decades there has been sterling work carried out by a succession of Clerks of the Course. So in over 100 years of racing at Fakenham, many changes have taken place. There is now an annual membership; the envy of many a racecourse throughout the country.

Thursford Collection: 01328 878477
Thursford museum takes you back to a traditional old-fashioned fairground where majestic engines sit next to carousel rides. There is the amazing collection of steam road engines and memorabilia collected by the late founder G T H Cushing, MBE, Dickensian-style shops, an ice-cream parlour and Thursford is home to The Christmas Spectacular, the largest Christmas show in England, created by the brilliant impressario John Cushing.

The Real Ale Shop, Branthill Farm: 01328 710810
The Real Ale Shop is located in the beautiful setting of a classic North Norfolk malting barley farm near Wells-next-the-Sea, which supplies the brewers with much of the malt. They offer a wonderful collection of over 50 bottle-conditioned ales from 14 Norfolk Brewers.

These are just a small selection of what to do in North Norfolk. For all the latest information on local activities, events and attractions and to source maps or guide books for walking, cycling, riding and sailing, Visit North Norfolk website will give you all the information needed to plan your day trips during your holiday.

Tourist Information Centre: 01485 210256

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