Holt (15 miles away)

Holt (20 miles)
The historic Georgian town of Holt is a charming rural north Norfolk town surrounded by parks. Close to the coast and with shops and places to stay, Holt is an ideal holiday destination.

Holt is made up of 18th century Georgian buildings making the town one of the most attractive in north Norfolk. The town has art galleries, antique, independent shops also places to eat located along the high street and tucked away in hidden, charming courtyards and alleyways. Bakers and Larners department store and Byfords are well worth a visit within the town

Off the market place, a tree lined avenue leads to the 13th century church of St. Andrew. You can take the Holt Owl Trail, by following the owl pavement plaques.

A short walk away is Holt Country Park, a 100 acre woodland with oak, pine and silver birch trees, picnic areas, nature trails and a playground. Just outside the centre of Holt is the North Norfolk Railway station where you can catch the Poppy Line steam and diesel train services to Weybourne and Sheringham. A bus runs from the station to Holt market place. The station here is a faithful recreation of an M&GN country station, using buildings recovered from various locations in East Anglia.

The ruins of Baconsthorpe Castle are not far from Holt, a moated and fortified 15th century manor house, that was owned by the Heydon Norfolk family. Also worth a visit is Letheringsett Watermill, Norfolk’s only working watermill, producing flour from locally grown wheat. Each summer, Holt hosts its famous festival where it becomes home to street performers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and comedians. Holt’s rural coastal location, with its unique town, makes it the ideal place to stay in all seasons.