Discover the Beauty of North Norfolk

 Barnham Broom is the perfect base, whatever your ideal Norfolk break looks like. We’ve listed some of our favourite places to discover in the north of our beautiful county.


North Norfolk prides itself upon its six blue flag beaches, the highest number compared to any other coastline in the UK.

Brancaster beach boasts golden sands and is the perfect spot for summer sandcastles or winter walks. Wells next the Sea’s inviting waters are lined with charming beach huts, which visiting guests can hire to truly make their summer special, or there are the miles of unspoilt landscape to unearth between Wells and Holkham. Holkham is also the home to fascinating parkland with beautiful wildlife, for those who fancy stepping away from the coast for a moment.

Keen animal lovers should take a trip to Blakeney or Horsey and watch the seal pups soak up the sunshine or observe a star species with a spot of bird watching at Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve.

Sheringham is well known for its delicious ice cream, those visiting can walk along it’s much-loved coastal paths and indulge in a scoop of mint choc chip or rum and raisin. Or, for those that are looking for some light-hearted entertainment, Cromer Pier hosts a variety of shows throughout the year, where guests can take in the spectacular views of the seaside town beforehand.

Or capture the views of Norfolk’s stunning coastal scenery from aboard a steam train and travel between the Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham and the Georgian town of Holt.

All of Norfolk’s beaches are exceptional and have a character of their own for you to observe, they are an absolute must for tourists visiting! For more information ahead of your stay, click here.


This man-made area of natural outst

Created in the 14th century, when peat was dug out to provide fuel, the broads are one of Norfolk’s prime attractions, housing plenty of nature’s friends.

Visit River Bure, Wroxham Broad and Salhouse Broad to absorb some of the prettiest rivers in the area and travel by boat to see some of the most picturesque towns in Norfolk.

Or, if you’re planning a quiet exploration, take a look at the River Ant which is known to be narrower than other broad rivers and is a peaceful place to take in the vast amount of beauty.

The River Thurne and Hickling Broad flourish with their sparkling waters, stretching out as far as the eye can see, where churches and windmills sit on the horizon. The River Thurne also meanders into the Hickling Broads, which is one of the largest broads in the region.

If you’re planning a stop-over or stay in North Norfolk, the broads certainly can’t be missed!

anding beauty has over 125 miles of waterways to navitage. The most popular way to discover the broads is by hiring a day cruiser and mooring up at beautiful spots (or pubs!) along your route. You can explore the area on foot or on bike or on a guided tour, as well.



North Norfolk has a vast collection of beautiful, seasonal parks and gardens. From the serene water gardens to the elegant stately homes, there is something to explore all year round.

Visit Sandringham House, the Queen’s country residence and take in the stunning scenery, where each generation of the Royal Family has added something of their own. Or lose yourself within the perfectly themed Priory Maze and Gardens, where a wide range of mammals, birds, and insect’s nest. There’s a lot to discover here, so take a look at the Sandringham Estate website to plan your day.

In addition, Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall have acres of greenery, including sweeping lawns, woodlands and stunning lakes, they’re the perfect places to wonder throughout the seasons as there is always something to see. Take a look at the National Trust website for some additional information.

Or why not seek out some history within the award-winning walled gardens of Houghton Hall, which include an impressive collection of contemporary sculptures, or check out Hindringhall Hall with its medieval moat and flint Tudor Hall.

The green spaces in Norfolk are an utter must on a sunny day, as well as all of the above Holkham country park, Holt country park and Somerleyton are some other prime places to visit, filled with all the pleasantries nature has to offer. Visit the Woodland Trust website to find out more about all these prime spots.


North Norfolk towns and villages have plenty to offer, from the hustle and bustle of market stalls to the events and heritage they boast.

Visit the Georgian towns of Holt and Burnham Market, surrounded by nature and just a stones throw from the coast, these towns home quaint, local shops and delightful tearooms and restaurants.

Wonder round Wells and Holkham, with various scenic walks, breath-taking beaches, and tempting places to dine. Or walk down to Brancaster and tuck into the mussels and seafood, it’s well-known for.

Take a trip in time as you explore the costal paths of Blakeney where spices and cloths were transported in medieval times, or view Walsingham which is steeped in history, including religious pilgrimage and the ruins of two medieval monastic houses.

It’s also a real must to visit the beautiful historic city of Norwich with its museums, cathedrals, shopping and more.

If you’re staying for a while, it’s definitely worth planning a trip to some of these top spots during your time in North Norfolk. Click here to find out more.