A few ideas of things to do and places to see in the local area, updated for 2017. They haven't all been vetted, and visitors' comments and suggestions for updating the links are very welcome.

Local news and events

Stanhoe village has a website for local news and photographs.

Check up on Stanhoe weather, see local tide tables (for Burnham Overy Staithe), or find maps of local bus services – the Coasthopper service is good if you want to get a lift back to your car after walking along the coastal path.

Fakenham farmers' market is held on 4th Saturday of each month, 8.30-12.00.

Creake Abbey farmers' market is held on 1st Saturday of each month, from 9.30 to 1pm.

Bircham Windmill is local for a family day out in the summer months,

Check out the National Trust properties you could visit in Norfolk.

See the famous snowdrops in bloom at Walsingham Abbey Grounds each February.

See and hear the lovely Brent geese between October and March, after their long journey from their Arctic breeding grounds to the north Norfolk coastal marshes.

Pubs and restaurants

You'll need to book during the summer and at weekends for many of these.

The Duck Inn in Stanhoe is 5 minutes' walk and has a popular restaurant.

Worth the trip is Wiveton Farm Café. It's at a PYO farm and serves really fresh food, including good salads and veggie options - try to catch their asparagus season.

The Victoria, Holkham has a smart restaurant by the main entrance to Holkham Park.

The Hoste at Burnham Market popular with visitors and the bar has a log fire in winter. The Nelson at Burnham Market is always worth a visit.

The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe has good tapas and there’s a terrace overlooking the marshes in prime position for watching the sun go down.

Places to visit, things to do

Houghton Hall

Norfolk Etc. for sailing tuition and charter

Norfolk Ornithologists Association based at Holme-next-the Sea

Norfolk Tourist Attractions for maps showing local attractions

Norfolk Wildlife Trust has a month-by-month guide of what to see

North Norfolk Railway - the famous Poppy Line runs a few miles to the east

Sailcraft - sailing courses at Brancaster Staithe

Fakenham Racecourse is a friendly local course

There are traditional seaside activities a few miles away at Hunstanton

Oasis at Hunstanton has an indoor pool and fitness studio

Pensthorpe Natural Park is a past site of BBC Springwatch

Sandringham Estate has several events on in the summer

Temples Seal Trips to see the seals on Blakeney Point


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