Happisburgh Holidays, Great place for a holiday

About Norfolk

Norfolk has so much to offer and Happisburgh is well situated on the coastal area of North Norfolk giving easy access to the many attractions and places of interest that are on offer for all ages:


For Culture and Cuisine Norfolk is a favorite among food-lovers :
There are countless small market towns such as Holt, Wroxham, Burnham Market and Sheringham, all with characters far greater than their size, and all boasting fine local fayre at their regular markets. Indulge in their delis and fabulous restaurants, or stock up for a gourmet feast and make the most of the self-catering facilities back at The Wishing Well. Meal choices vary from delicious fish and chips on Walcott sea front to great pub meals, including fresh Norfolk crab. I would recommend you visit the Star Inn at nearby Lessingham for an excellent pub meal. If you are feeling indulgent book a table at The Swan at Ingham for fine, A La carte dining. These are firm favourites and come highly recommended. The local village pub, the Hill House offers pub meals, a coffee shop and a substantial Sunday carvery, and it is only 100 yards away.

The famous Norfolk broads boasting 125 miles of navigable waterways
Discover the simple pleasures of an afternoon cruise along the waterways, floating serenely past windmills and water meadows. Wroxham the capital of the Broads is only 9 miles away and offers day boats, restaurants and pubs. Enjoy a Mississippi boat trip, viewing the beautiful riverside homes along the way.

The museum of the Broads at Stalham Staithe is well worth a visit to educate and entertain. Discover the history of the Broads, its people, boats and wildlife. It is a family and dog friendly Norfolk attraction with trails and activities for all ages. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the river and make a day of it. Go to the website.www.museumofthebroads.co.uk

Nearby Potter Heigham gives you the opportunity to shop in a rural Norfolk broads way. Do not forget to feed the ducks and swans (corn seed is better than bread if possible). .

Hickling Broad is only 5 miles - perfect for boating, with rowing boats, small day boats for hire, sailing, wind surfing, fishing and bird watching

The Norfolk countryside and coast:

The Norfolk coastal wild life salt flat marsh reserves is an area set around Brancaster made popular by Stephen Frys TV series called Kingdom. Norfolk is a paradise for nature lovers, with a range of coastal and fenland bird reserves to visit.

Walk from Stiffkey to the pub in Blackeney. Quiet, understated, gently-sloping beaches give way to crumbling cliffs, expansive estuaries, shingle-splits, and Britain's best mudflats

Explore the hundreds of miles of footpaths, bridleways and cycle trails, hugging the coastal marshes, or dive into water sports on the beaches of Great Yarmouth and Cromer.

An abundance of unspoilt beaches and sand dunes along this coastline is a great place to try flying kites or making sand castles.

You may see seals swimming close to the beaches and see them basking on the mud flats at Blakeney, during frequent seal trips approximately 40 miles away but well worth the trip. During the winter, you may see seal pups on the beaches at Winterton-on-sea, but please keep dogs on leads and children under control, the seals are not as cute as the look, as they can bite!

Norfolk's countryside is ideally placed for walking along the many footpaths and the popular Weavers Way. Relax, cycle and bird watching and throughout the year.

Norfolk is filled with history:

Discover fine old towns, castles and Roman legacies. Norwich retains many ancient buildings, most notably its 900-year old cathedral and Norman Castle, together with countless medieval churches. Or, for a gentler taste of history wander around a Victorian seaside resort, fishing harbours, or oyster creeks where Lord Nelson learnt to sail and Queen Elizabeth rallied her ships. Cromer is a fine example of a traditional seaside town with a pier hosting various shows.

The National Trust in Norfolk:
.For opening times, prices and whats on, please go to the national trust website.

Blickling Estate is approximately a 30 minute drive. Nobody ever forget their first sight of Blicking. The breath-taking Jacobean mansion with magnificent gardens and historic park lands. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling-estate

Felbrigg Hall is one of the most elegant country houses in Norfolk. Each room is opulent and homely. Outside a decorative and productive walled garden offers gardeners inspiration. Additionally the rolling parkland is 520 acres of woods and marked trails so take a picnic and explore. Or pop to the Squires Pantry for a spot of lunch? www.nationaltrust.org.uk/felbrigg-hall-gardens-and-estate

Horsey Windpump. Explore the area around the Windpump on foot by following a guided walk. This area is rich in wildlife, and there is always something to see, no matter what time of year. It is only a pleasant 9-mile drive along sleepy country roads of why not bicycle? And there is a lovely tea room! Check out the website to find the trail route. www.horsey-windpump.co.uk

If cultures your bag:
The Wishing Well Holiday Home is perfectly positioned to allow you to enjoy events such as the music and arts festivals at Norfolk and Norwich and Kings Lynn to name but a few.

Other Norfolk attractions:
Beach and sea fishing all year round (details of sea angling trips on request) Sea Palling and Cart Gap are fast becoming popular with jet ski enthusiasts, great fun to enjoy watching if not participating.

The Old Vicarage, East Ruston one mile away (stunning 32 acre garden) open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday , Sunday and bank holiday afternoons April to the end of October (as featured on various television programmes). They have a great cafe for a cream tea. For more information, visit www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk

If golf is your enjoyment then there are many fine courses in the area far too many to list!

Cromer and Great Yarmouth are always popular with fun seaside entertainment, only 20 miles away.

The Poppy Line, North Norfolk steam train runs from the smart Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham to the Georgian town of Holt, running through the county's most stunning coastal scenery. Steam trains operate daily from April to October, but check the website for times and prices. https://nnrailway.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

fish and chips
Blickling Hall
Norfolk Broads
Happisburgh Lighthouse
poppy line
Norwich Castle