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Welcome to North Norfolk

As one of the UK's favourite holiday destinations, North Norfolk has something for everyone, from walkers, cyclists, wildlife-lovers, artists, photographers, dog owners, families and more.

Perhaps best known for vast expanses of untouched, crowd-free sandy beaches, salt marshes, dunes and world-class nature reserves, this is 'Big Sky' country, a place where you can truly lose yourself in the landscape.

Flanked by the sea to the west, north and east, its maritime history is rich with stories of lifeboat rescues, ship-wrecks and international trade and it's not surprising that the county's best-known naval son, Horatio Nelson, was born in nearby Burnham Thorpe. Today, the rolling seas and soft sands are a magnet for those wanting to explore and enjoy the great outdoors, not just in summer but all year round. Visit the beautiful, charming coastal villages and towns that pepper the coast, from Hunstanton in the east to Cromer in the west, stopping off at Brancaster, Wells-next-the-Sea and Sheringham, to name but a few, en route. 

If you can tear yourself away from the beautiful coastline, you'll be rewarded by an area rich in heritage and culture, wildlife, sweeping rural aspects and picture-postcard market towns.

Our favourite things to do in Thornham and the surrounding area

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