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Things to do in Norfolk

List of things to do and places to visit in North Norfolk



Where to stay & Eat in North Norfolk


The Crown Inn

East Rudham PE31 8RD | 01485 528530

Standing at the head of the Village Green, this outstanding Norfolk Country pub/restaurant combines traditional period features with stunning modern-day comfort and luxury hotel accommodation.




The Blue Boar Inn

Great Ryburgh NR21 0DX | 01328 829212

An historic coaching inn & pub offering real ales, fine wines, great food & affordable accommodation near Fakenham in beautiful North Norfolk.




The Hoste Arms

Burnham Market PE31 8HD | 01328 738777

The Hoste Arms Manor was originally the manor house of Burnham Westgate built in 1550. The 1st records of it being an Inn/Hotel were recorded in 1651 when customs officers were known to have stayed.



The Victoria Inn  

 Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG |  01328 711008

The Victoria is ideally situated just a few minutes’ walk from the golden sands of Holkham Beach and at the gates of my family’s Palladian ancestral home, Holkham Hall. It is perfectly placed for discovering the county’s windswept coastline, seaside towns and villages.




The Dabling Duck

Great Massingham PE32 2HN | 01485 520827

The Dabbling Duck was the winner of the Eastern Daily Press “Best Pub Food Award” in 2008 due to our delicious, seasonal, locally sourced menu that is renowned throughout Norfolk.




Heacham Manor 

Heacham PE31 7JX | 01485 536030

Heacham Manor prides itself on offering a room fit for every occasion, every dream, and everyone’s budget. We have 45 rooms, ranging from our bright and cheerful standard rooms up to the opulent Manor Suite. We can accommodate families, pets and groups of all sizes




Barsham Arms

 Fakenham NR21 0LH | 01328 820729

Set in the picturesque village of East Barsham and adjacent to the magnificent East Barsham Manor, The  Barsham Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn) is a classic, cosy country pub and kitchen serving fresh home cooked food daily. The inn which has 10th century origins and once hosted Henry VIII, is a grade II listed building, complete with roaring fires, exposed beams and many original features.

 New owners, Jon and Amy, have given the North Norfolk pub a complete makeover, returning it to a traditional looking country pub and free house with exceptional food, ale and wine choices, offering great value for money



The Ffolkes

Hillington PE31 6BJ |  01485 600210

After 300 years of history, 50 workmen & five months of complete refit, The Ffolkes has reopened its coaching inn doors. Come and eat, stay and play at The Ffolkes… once again welcoming travellers to the beautiful county of Norfolk.




Kings Head Hotel 

Great Bircham PE31 6RJ | 01485 578265

A very warm welcome to the family-run Kings Head Hotel. Built in the Edwardian era, the hotel combines all the traditional warmth and comfort of a long established country house hotel with sleek contemporary facilities. The hotel is located close to Fakenham and could be a great place to stay before / after racing.




Holiday Cottages

Various locations


Norfolk is a wonderful mix of tiny and traditional fishing villages like Cromer, beach resort towns with all the old-fashioned fun of the seaside like Great Yarmouth, and historic market towns like Burnham Market. The beautiful unspoilt feel touches every part of the county; chain shops don’t dominate the high street, instead, there are independent galleries and family-owned restaurants.

Our Norfolk cottages can be found all across this beautiful area of coast and countryside, ideally placing you to walk the Norfolk Broads, explore Thetford Forest, and enjoy long days at the beach.




The Brisley Bell

Dereham NR20 5DW | 01362 668040


The Bell hopes to establish itself in the heart of Norfolk as a pub that’s ‘definitely worth a visit‘. Great food to match the careful restoration, combined with a wide range of drinks to accompany any dish the chef conjures up.


ThePig Shed Motel

Newton by Castle Acre PE32 2BX | 01760 300037


Located in Newton by Castle Acre just on the A1065 Swaffham to Fakenham road, 4 miles north of the town of Swaffham. The Pig Shed Motel shares the access drive to the George & Dragon pub. Perfectly located for Motel guests to enjoy a drink and leisurely meal and stroll the short distance back to your room.

It is an eco-friendly motel with a rainwater recovery system providing water for flushing toilets. The Solar power provides hot water and partial electricity to all the rooms and the underfloor heating is provided via an air-source heat pump.

There is no reception/front desk. Self-check-in with access to the rooms provided by virtual key enabled on your smartphone.


Beck House, Dog-Friendly B&B

Harpley, Norfolk PE31 6TW | Call Rachel 07919354698


Beck House is located in a quiet village location with a lovely local pub 2 minute walk away. It is only a 2 minute drive from Houghton Hall and a 10 minute drive to Sandringham House and only 15 minutes drive to Fakenham Racecourse.  The room has a private bathroom and there is a guest only living area too.

Price £65 per night per room 



The Kings Head Country Hotel

Great Bircham PE31 6RJ | 01485 578265


Built in the Edwardian era, the hotel combines all the traditional warmth and comfort of a long established country house hotel with sleek contemporary facilities.

The hotel is located close to the great estates of Royal Sandringham and Houghton, both very well worth a visit. It is well situated for people wanting to visit the ever popular market towns of King’s Lynn and Fakenham.



Places to Visit and See




Fakenham NR21 0AS | 01328 878477


The largest collection of Steam Road Engines, Fairground Engines, Mechanical Organs, Fairground Carousels and fairground memorabilia.

Christmas Spectacular Show
Great Britain’s most popular and largest Christmas Show.

Santa’s Magical Journey
An enchanting walk through, a truly wonderful animated winter setting before arriving at a Fairy Tale Father Christmas house where families meet the real Father Christmas.





Woodforde’s Brewery

Woodbastwick NR13 6SW | 01603 720353


Woodforde’s has been brewing beer for 35 years using only the finest Norfolk malting barley. It is one of a handful of brewers to have brewed two Champion Beers of Britain, including Wherry, its best-selling beer.

The brewery, which is nestled in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, has an on-site shop and visitors centre selling bottled beers, beer boxes and gifts. It is also where visitors can take a tour of the brewery (on pre-arranged dates, bookable in advance). The brewery tap, The Fur and Feather Inn, is located next-door.

Woodforde’s has been named Brewery of the Year 2015 by the Good Pub Guide.





Pensthorpe Natural Park

Fakenham NR21 0LN | 01328 851465


Nature lovers and bird watchers will find plenty to pique their interest at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Home to grey-crowned cranes, red squirrels and Hootz the owl, the park was crowned Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction. With over 7,000 acres to explore, what more do you need?

Located alongside the river Wensum there are lots of creepy crawlies to spy, so join the team on a bug walk through the woodlands and along the riverbed and lakes. There are four gorgeous gardens to enjoy – including the stunning Millennium Garden – which are a lovely counterpoint to the local wildflower meadows.



The List of finest Beaches in Norfolk



Cromer Beach

Cromer NR27 9AT


Wells next-the-sea Beach 

 Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1DR


Brancaster Beach

Brancaster, King’s Lynn PE31 8AX



Holkham Beach

Holkham NR23 



Horsey Beach

Horsey,  NR29 4EF



Hunstanton Beach

Hunstanton PE36 5BF