The East Anglia region
Norfolk, and in particular North Norfolk, is one of the UK’s top tourist destinations. It boasts fine sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and is a haven for wildlife with the area being particularly famous for seeing rare birds. The Queen’s Sandringham residence is nearby and it is said that she can often be seen walking her beloved corgis on Holkhams fantastic sandy beach.
The regional capital city of Norwich is easily accessible where it’s shops and castle can be explored. A boat trip on the Norfolk broads only 30 minutes drive away or a boat ride to see the seals are equally enjoyable. Wells, Cley and Blakeney are also fabulous places to visit with Holt being a shopper’s paradise. There are plenty of National Trust properties to enjoy.
Cromer is a lovely Victorian seaside town with a long and unique history. It has recently featured in the top 10 coastal resorts of the UK in the Guardian. Praised for it’s ‘blue flag’ sandy beaches, the town is well established as the ‘Gem of the North Norfolk Coast’.
Cromer is Postcard pretty with cliff-top gardens, splendid 18 hole golf course, a boating lake, promenades, pristine sandy beaches and deliciously sweet crabs to catch and eat.
Cromer and Sheringham have a Carnival each year which has events starting from early August, the carnival is very popular and is usually opened by the Red Arrows display team. Cromer Carnival week is arranged around the 3rd Wednesday of August each year.
New Year’s Day also sees a spectacular firework display at Cromer over the sea from the pier.
Sheringham hosts the very popular 1940s weekend every September and is centered around the Steam Railway.
In the centre of the town is a majestic church with a very high tower which is possible to climb at certain times of the day the view is fantastic. Next to the church is the Cromer museum where the history of Cromer can be viewed.
The small streets provide delightful local shops specializing in fresh seafood, a good selection of restaurants and fine fish and chips, art galleries and many individual gift shops. The high street has a good variety of shops and a supermarket is close by ensuring that everything for your stay can be found within easy reach.
Cromer’s famous pier still houses a theatre providing all year round entertainment, it’s an experience not to be missed. After an evening performance you will see the cliffs lit up by the towns twinkling lights as you walk back ensuring your evening is memorable.
At Christmas a 20 minute drive takes you to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, the ultimate Christmas musical experience is simply one of the most exciting Christmas Spectacular shows ever. It is the most popular Christmas show of all time in England and is a blend of exciting Christmas entertainment, with Christmas songs, carols, dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, outstanding music and singing from the cast of over one hundred.