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. The beaches, from Holkham to Holme, are unbeatable, the marshes around Blakeney and Cley are special, walking options are plentiful, whether the Norfolk Coast Path or inland routes and stately parkland.
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, cafés, fish’n’chips, bakeries, 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 - Felbrigg, Blickling, Holkham, Houghton - the pretty villages, Blakeney Point seal trips, birdwatching, wondrous stargazing, huge sunsets, country lane cycling, Sandringham, 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, with miles of walks, all-year-round beach access and 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. Also see our Instagram feed for more about the area.