The Local Area

Holt

Holt is a lovely rural Georgian Norfolk town with plenty of known High Street shops like Fat Face and Joules but also a wide variety of local independent shops and cafes including the Bakers & Larners Department store.

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Holt Country Park

Holt Country Park, situated just off the B1149 Norwich Road on the edge of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a Green Flag award winner. Relax with a walk in the tranquil Scots pines and native broadleaf woodlands. The Park can be found on the outskirts of Holt town centre.

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Letheringsett Water Mill

Just outside Holt town centre, Letheringsett Water Mill is Norfolk's only working water powered flour mill producing flour from locally grown grains. The mill is open all year with fully demonstrated working displays of the mill from staff to help and explain the way that the mill works. The mill has a shop selling flour & other baking essentials.

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Thursford

A short journey from Glaven Meadow, Thursford museum in the tranquil setting of a small Norfolk village takes you back to a traditional old-fashioned fairground where majestic steam engines sit next to beautifully restored carousel rides.

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Thursford Christmas Spectacular

"An extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety". The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year round favourites. Taking place November - December each year at the Thursford Museum.

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Fakenham racecourse

Fakenham Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located on the outskirts of Fakenham town. The steeplechase and hurdles race meetings take place at various times throughout the autumn and winter months. When being used for racing the racecourse is home to outdoor concerts, car and motor bike shows, fireworks and dog shows throughout the year.

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National Trust Felbrigg Hall

One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia. Felbrigg Hall is a 17th century beautiful National Trust country home close to Cromer and is full of hidden delights. It has a productive walled garden, fabulous ornamental gardens, endless acres of parkland and a lake ready for you to explore and enjoy in good weather. There is a café at the hall too.

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Holkham estate

Holkham Hall, home of the Coke family and the Earls of Leicester, was built between 1734 and 1764 by Thomas Coke, the first Earl of Leicester. It is situated on the North Norfolk coast close to Wells next the sea in a stunning coastal landscape. As well as this magnificent Palladian style stately home you will find rolling parkland and a host of attractions and events and just across the A149 coastal road is the stunning Holkham beach.

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RSPB reserves

Norfolk is dubbed by many the birdwatching capital of Britain. The RSPB reserves at Snettisham and Titchwell Marsh near to Hunstanton with panoramic views across their saltmarshes and freshwater lagoons have the potential for there to be plenty for you to see whatever the time of year including many species of wading birds and birds of prey.

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Norfolk Wildlife Trust - Cley Marshes, Holt Lowes and Salthouse Marshes

Havens for all types of wildlife the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve at Cley Marshes is near Cley Next The Sea, a picturesque village while the reserve at Salthouse Marshes are further along the North Norfolk coast. A botanist's delight, the Holt Lowes woodlands are on our doorstep situated through the Holt Country Park.

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Sandringham House

Northeast of Kings Lynn in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, the Sandringham Estate is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British kings and queens since 1862. The house, set in 20,000 acres of stunning gardens, woodland and heath. The Country Park is open to the public free of charge every day of the year.

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Cromer & Sheringham

Two classic North Norfolk seaside resorts. As well as beaches the known as the hone of the best crabs, Cromer town has a golf course, museums, cinema, fish and chips, amusements, shops, pubs restaurants and a variety show on the pier all year round. Further along the coast Sheringham has beaches, a golf course, pubs, shops, restaurants, a theatre, cinema and the North Norfolk Railway station offering trips along the picturesque Norfolk coastline.

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