Norfolk’s Countryside

Whether you’re an avid walker, cyclist, birdwatcher or adventurer, Norfolk’s countryside has something to offer you. It’s all about discovering the great outdoors, no matter where you go you can find something unusual and unique to do. North Norfolk is renowned for its miles and miles of spectacular coastline most of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have two properties, Fisherman’s Cottage and Manor Lodge which are perfectly located to explore North Norfolks top attractions.

Why not take a trip along the North Norfolk Railway. The line begins in the seaside town of Sheringham and ends in the picturesque market town of Holt. It’s been described as one of the UK’s great five heritage railways, also known as the ‘Poppy Line’ its a fantastic way to explore North Norfolk.

Photography taken along the stunning North Norfolk coast.
Norfolks characterful coastline
View of the Norfolk fields

Top Attractions

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens

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Beautiful gardens open to the public with plant sales and lovely cafe. Throughout the garden you will see many rare and unusual plants growing. We endeavour to propagate from these in small numbers so that they may be purchased from the plant sales area.

Pensthorpe Natural Park

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Award winning Natural park great for family days out. The park was voted Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction two years running in 2014 & 2015. There's plenty of nature trails, gardens and activities the kids will love.

Blakeney National Nature Reserve

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Great for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. The reserve is and area known as an important breeding area for a variety of seabirds and other birdlife. It's inhabitants change with the seasons making it a unique attraction all year round.

Dinosaur Adventure

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Award winning attraction and a great family day out. Follow the dinosaur trail but keep your eyes peeled as you might find a Stegosaurus, Triceratops or even a T-Rex!

Blickling Estate

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Philip Kerr, 11th Marquis of Lothian, left this estate to the National Trust in 1940. Today it's open to the public to wander its stunning grounds or even take a tour inside.


Enjoy the countryside all year round with seasonal walks from the National Trust. There’s many linear and circular routes to choose from along the county’s well maintained trails. Find something to suit your level whether you’re a novice or experienced walker, be sure to leave time to reward yourself with a pub lunch on the way! Below we’ve linked the top walks Norfolk has to offer, you will be directed away from our website in a new window for more information.

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A great stay in a beautifully clean and stylish house with great amenities. Close to shops, takeaways and nice pubs. A short walk into the city centre....

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