There are many interesting towns in Norfolk, all with their own unique charm and character. Discover bustling market towns with large populations and many shops and amenities or quieter towns with a more unhurried pace of life.
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Norfolk's Towns Market Days
|Aylsham||Monday and Friday|
|Dereham||Tuesday and Friday|
|Great Yarmouth||Wednesday and Saturday|
|Kings Lynn||Tuesday and Saturday|
|Norwich||Monday to Saturday|
|Sheringham||Wednesday and Saturday|
|Thetford||Tuesday and Saturday|
Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk
The perfect house for outdoor enthusiasts, just a two minute walk to Brancaster Staithe and the coast path. The accommodation is comfortable, practical, and well-presented throughout. A sunny conservatory overlooks the enclosed garden, and dogs are welcome here.
The Little Potting Shed
Bijou, rustic and utterly romantic, this seriously gorgeous retreat, formerly the gardener’s potting shed, is tucked into the walled garden on the beautiful Fring Estate just a few miles from Brancaster beach.
Post Mill Cottage
Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk
Post Mill Cottage is an absolutely charming little cottage hideaway in the lovely village of Burnham Overy Staithe, and located in a quiet side street off the main road.
The west Norfolk town of King’s Lynn is situated 44 miles from Norwich, 12 miles from the beautiful Norfolk coastline and 8 miles from the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. The town is an interesting mix of old and new and was once one of England’s major trading ports. With a rich maritime heritage, King’s Lynn has a lot to offer day visitors or those wanting a short break or a longer holiday. Discover some of King’s Lynn’s most historic buildings, visitor attractions, restaurants and places of interest in and around this Norfolk town.
Holt is a pretty Georgian market town in north Norfolk, 23 miles from the city of Norwich and 9.5 miles from Cromer. It is the perfect place for a full day out and is an ideal base to stay and explore the surrounding area, being in close proximity to the beautiful north Norfolk coastline and stunning countryside.
Cromer’s seaside pier attracts many visitors each year and stands strong and proud in the often-unforgiving and sometimes brutally destructive North Sea. Spending many months battered by harsh winds and rough seas, Cromer Pier enjoys calmer times during the summer months when the sun shines, waves gently lap and visitors flock. It’s the town’s most famous landmark and if you head towards the beach, you simply can’t miss it.
If you are thinking of taking a holiday, weekend break or day trip to Great Yarmouth you will no doubt want to eat out at some point during your stay. This Norfolk seaside town is one of the most populated places in Norfolk and offers all manner of cuisine, from chip stalls on the market to fine dining experiences. It is close to the Norfolk Broads, the beach and the city of Norwich and it is thought that around 5 million visitors visit this Norfolk town each year.
Great Yarmouth is like Marmite – some people love it and some people loathe it. Whatever side of the fence you sit, there is no disputing the fact that it attracts a vast number of visitors each year and is one of the UK’s most popular seaside destinations. Situated 20 miles east of Norwich, Great Yarmouth has been a seaside resort since 1760 and with more than 70,000 bed spaces it accommodates over a third of all visitors to Norfolk each year.
The north Norfolk coastal town of Cromer is located 23 miles north of Norwich and is a popular seaside destination, attracting a vast number of visitors from the UK and further afield each year. Renowned for its world-famous Cromer Crab, there are plenty of restaurants and fishmongers in the town where this can be sampled. Its beautiful beaches, historic pier and Seaside Special Show are just some of the reasons people visit this Norfolk town; with so many things to see and do, you may need to spend more than a day in Cromer to see all its highlights.
Thetford Forest is the UK’s largest man-made lowland forest with 18,730 hectares to explore on foot or on bike. Straddling the south of Norfolk and the north of Suffolk, this patchwork of heathland, pine trees and broad leaf trees makes the perfect destination on a dry day. High Lodge Visitor Centre, 4 miles from the Norfolk town of Thetford, offers excellent outdoor facilities, including Go Ape!, 4 walking trails, 3 cycling trails, forest Segway, picnic areas, bike hire, archery, play areas and BBQ hire. Dogs are welcome and there is a café serving hot and cold food and drink. There is a large, well signposted carpark and parking charges apply.
Whether you live in Norfolk or are holidaying in the county, it’s important to understand the restrictions regarding dogs on the beach. With around 30 beaches in Norfolk, there are many vast expanses of sand to play fetch on, places to dig, and some great destinations for those 4-legged creatures who love a little doggy paddle or are wave chasers. Some Norfolk beaches allow dogs all year round whereas others do not permit dogs in certain areas during the summer months.