Things to do in Norfolk

Want to explore the North Norfolk coast and surrounding areas?

The Chequers, hotel, restaurant and pub, is a fantastic place to use as a base when exploring North Norfolk - you'll never run out of things to do. Golden sandy beaches, unique salt marshes, rolling countryside, spectacular vistas of sea and sky make this a very memorable area. There are numerous stunning historic houses to visit, lots of sporting activities, and several major nature reserves where countless birds and wildlife can be seen. Take a trip by boat to see the seals at Blakeney Point, discover sea birds at Titchwell, visit the Queen’s country home at Sandringham or discover how farming changed dramatically at Holkham Hall.

Just south of Thornham are the Burnhams: Burnham Market, Burnham Overy Staithe and Burnham Thorpe. A key shopping destination, the busy picturesque streets are home to many lovely boutiques, art galleries and delicatessens.  This was also the area in which one of England’s greatest naval officers was born – Admiral Horatio Nelson. He spent most of his childhood in the area, and learned to sail on the Norfolk coast.

For walkers, the North Norfolk coast offers numerous options. Apart from countless beach walks and countryside paths, there is the lovely North Norfolk Heritage Coastal Path. This is a long distance walking route from Holme-next-the-Sea to Cromer – a distance of 44 miles passing through sandy dunes, salt water marshes and even cliffs renowned for their fossils.

There are also many special events held each year such as the Holkham Country Fair, Outdoor theatre, Sandringham Flower Show, Driving trials and the Sandringham Game and Country Fair.

Take a look at these websites for up to date information about events and things to do in North Norfolk.




Holkham Hall

North Dining Room at Holkham Hall

Sandringham House