Explore the scenic beauty of North Norfolk

If you are a nature lover then a visit to North Norfolk, is definitely an opportunity not to miss. With amazing natural beauty, the coastline that stretches between Sheringham and the resort area of Hunstanton is incredibly attractive to behold. A visit to Norfolk and in particular the North Norfolk area makes for the perfect summer getaway.

Finding suitable accommodation is never a problem with hotels like boutique hotels norfolk, offering a pleasurable stay with the best of amenities at a very attractive price.

In fact, the Harper North Norfolk is the perfect place to setup base to explore the surrounding areas and attractions found nearby. The landscape is a mix of vast golden beaches, creeks and tidal marshes with a lush green background of pine forests. It is also where you will find one of the most popular attractions in the area Holkham Estate and Hall and its famous beach area. Norfolk is unique as its scenery changes with the seasons.

Towards the east there are the forbidding cliff tops of Cromer, famous for its Victorian era pier that stretches into the sea. Its meandering coastline moves south to less visited beaches of Happisburgh and Mundesley. Happisburgh is easily recognisable because of its striped lighthouse and offers access to North Walsham. There is the railway line that starts at Sheringham and culminates at Holt, a famous market town popular with visitors for its independent shopping.  Most of the area was destroyed in a fire in 1708, which made way for a magnificent Georgian town in its place. Anoter interesting spot to visit is the Deep History Coast with pre-historic human footprint, a mammoth fossil and a pre-historic flint axe among other attractions.

While there a visit to Cromer is a must. The coastal town has undergone extensive changes due to the elements as is evident from the landscape. In fact many centuries ago it was inland but the ravages of weather altered its topography and coastline. The town became popular in the 1880s with the Victorians and Edwardians who patronised the coastal town with its fine hotels and famous pier. The pier has been voted as the top piers of the country and is counted among the Seven Wonders of Norfolk.

The area had gained worldwide recognition among seafood lovers for its Cromer Crab, which forms an essential part of the menu at most eateries and restaurants in the area. Their unique sweet and tender characteristics are a result of them surviving in the waters of a chalk reef in the area. A prominent draw with museum enthusiasts is the Henry Blogg Museum, built to commemorate his services as a distinguished life-boatman.  Nearby is the Cromer Museum a great place to learn about the marine history of the town. Also worth a visit is St. Peter and Paul’s Church with its imposing tower and stained glass decor.  Other places to visit include Felbrigg Hall and the Overstrand area to the east. If you want to explore the beach visit the Runtons area.

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