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IMAGE: VISIT NORFOLK


SMART TRAVELLER


STAY AT HOME NORFOLK COAST


With seaside towns and miles of windswept coastline, the north Norfolk coast offers a wild escape on the edge of England


Why go Strung with vast and oſten-deserted beaches, the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of the county’s primary draws. Base yourself in the heart of the AONB and you’ll find plenty to while away a weekend: flint houses and medieval churches in villages like Wells-next-the-Sea and Burnham Market, bracing walks by the sea, and a fantastic food scene, with fresh, locally caught fish popping up on menus all along the coast. visitnorfolk.co.uk


What to do Thanks to the Norfolk Coast Path, you can explore a large part of the coastline on foot. The nine-mile stretch from Salthouse to Cromer is perhaps the most dramatic section: the path snakes through marram grass, shingle beach and up onto windy bluffs, with the North Sea as a backdrop. Birdwatching opportunities are plenty and, in the spring, it’s common to see thousand-strong skeins of pink-footed geese. nationaltrust.org.uk


Where to stay On the Holkham Estate, five minutes from the beach, The Victoria Inn brims offers an initimate 20 rooms that are all bright and


high-ceilinged, with views across the open parkland. In the drawing room, guests can help themselves to port and whisky before sinking into armchairs — a welcome end to a long day’s walk. holkham.co.uk


Where to eat The White Horse Inn looks out towards the lobster pots and saltmarshes of Scolt Head Island, so it’s little wonder the likes of scallops and mussels are the main event at this restaurant in Brancaster Staithe. For a slightly more relaxed setting, head to The Globe Inn in Wells-next-the-Sea for a huge bowl of king prawn squid ink linguine. whitehorsebrancaster.co.uk theglobeatwells.co.uk


Don’t miss Taking a sailing boat into Norfolk’s salt marshes, which feels like one of the UK’s last true wildernesses, with the Coastal Exploration Company. As you navigate the maze of tiny waterways, keep an eye out for the seals around Scolt Head Island — Norfolk has the biggest colony in the UK, with pups born around November. coastalexplorationcompany.co.uk CHARLOTTE WIGRAM-EVANS


WE LIKE


Holkham Hall is a magnificent example of 18th-century Palladian architecture. Home to the Earls of Leicester for more than 400 years, the house is decked out with artworks by the likes of Rubens and Van Dyck. It also sits in a 25,000- acre agricultural estate complete with boating lake and sweeping parkland, where herds of fallow deer roam freely. holkham.co.uk


ABOVE: Remains of an ancient wooden pier at high tide, Thornham Harbour


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