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What to do in Norfolk -first visit

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1. Re: What to do in Norfolk -first visit

There are beaches all along the coast, from not very good, indifferent, good, to among the top beaches in the country. Some are sandy and some are stony, and some may disappear at high tide. The best beaches for most would be Holkham, Wells and Brancaster. The children would enjoy the local pastime of catching crabs from the quayside at Wells and Blakeney, and fish and chips at Wells quay is a local favourite. For oparkland you'll have to go a long way to beat Sheringham Park, on the Holt road, which is National Trust property and free to enter, with a 4.50 parking fee.

Walking is well catered for by the Norfolk Coast path

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g186269-d211652/Nor…

although the part to Sheringham to Cromer is not very coastal. You can use the coasthopper bus

www.coasthopper.co.uk

to travel all along the coast and to get to sections of the coast path. Small places worth a visit are Holt, Cley and Burnham Market. There is a steam train from Sheruingham to Holt and a narrow guage line from Wells to Walsingham.

Local delicacies to look out for are Cromer crabs and Brancaster mussels, and samphie grows freely in many places. Bird life is good - the number of marsh harriers seems to have increased recently.

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2. Re: What to do in Norfolk -first visit

Take a drive out to Cromer. It is the coastal city about 35-40 minutes away. It's beautiful. Bring a rain jacket, umbrella, and some shoes you don't mind getting a little sandy or wet and walk down to the rocky beach to poke around for marine life. There's lots of fun beachside shopping. The architecture is fantastic. And essentially it's a great place to get away and relax.

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3. Re: What to do in Norfolk -first visit

caligirlburb ... do you realise this is an old thread and kbaby77 will have been to Cromer and gone back home by now

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4. Re: What to do in Norfolk -first visit

Beyond that, why would someone "take a drive out to Cromer" if they've informed us that they're "travelling to Cromer"? LOL. Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't always pay attention here.

;-)

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5. Re: What to do in Norfolk -first visit

Going to norfolk this weekend, usieful info, thanks.

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6. Re: What to do in Norfolk -first visit

OMG where to start ???

There's so much to do and see in and around the North Norfolk Coast. It depends what radius you are thinking really. A MUST is letting the children and adults have ago at Gillycrabbing either in Cromer off the pier or better still in Wells Next the Sea which is about 20 miles away but well worth a visit as theres a beautiful walk to the beach which leads to a woodland walk. There some quaint shops, playground, small train to the beach for tired legs and of course fish and chips !!

Not far away is Holkham Hall with some of the best beauty around, you can walk amongst the deer in the grounds and theres a tearoom too.

Another sweet place is Holt if you go to Sheringham {about 5 miles from Cromer} you can experience a steam train ride to Holt then catch the bus from the station into the town where you will find some nice cafes and shopping.

You have Burnham Market where you may see the rich and famous as its reported that Johnny Deph and Amanda Holden have holiday homes.

Like I say you are spoilt for choice - I live in Fakenham where we have a traditional Market on a Thursday but beware...... it WILL rain on the Thursday as its said a Gypsie put a curse on the town so it rains most Thurdays :-)

Please feel free to ask any questions, I have lived in Norfolk for 40 years, I'm no expert but as Iv'e lived here that long I am now classed as a local lol

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7. Re: What to do in Norfolk -first visit

Hi,

Have a look at this link for starters.

http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/

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