North Norfolk is as surprising as it is beautiful. The coast and countryside is stunningly wild and open, the big skies and vistas are breathtaking and the extraordinary light and colours seem to change in front of your eyes. Holkham beach is unbeatable, Blakeney and Cley marshes are special, walking options are plentiful.
Even though it can be easy to find a sense of isolation, the area is becoming increasingly renowned for its food offering. From Wiveton Hall to the Gunton Arms, North Norfolk is chock-full of gastro pubs, delis, seafood shacks, farm cafés, fish’n’chips, smokehouses, homegrown veg/egg stalls, proper butchers and fishmongers, even a strawberry hut two minutes walk from Sharrington Hall – so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content, staying in or heading out.
There are also the glorious stately homes and gardens, the pretty villages, Blakeney Point seal trips, birdwatching, wondrous stargazing, huge sunsets, country lane cycling, coastal steam train rides, boating on the Norfolk Broads, ancient churches, antique-hunting, boutique shopping in Burnham Market, Holt art galleries, culture festivals, outdoor concerts... If you have a dog, North Norfolk is doggie-heaven, from the walks to all-year-round beach access to dog-friendly pubs and people.
To help you make the best of all this (and more!) that North Norfolk has to offer, we provide our own personally edited mini-guide for you on arrival.