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Out and About

Though the idyllic scenery and beautiful beaches may be the first thing to entice you to visit the Norfolk coast; there is also a vast variety of attractions, activities and points of interest to keep you entertained during your stay with us!

Gardens, Stately Homes and Museums:

Over the years Cromer and the surrounding area have had their fair share of historical moments; everything from Winston Churchill to the West Runton Mammoth! If you want to delve into the bountiful well of Cromers’ history we can highly recommend these local attractions:

Stately Homes:

  • Sandringham Palace and Gardens – 1 hour by car
  • Holkham Hall and Gardens – 45 minutes by car
  • Hoveton Walled Gardens – 30 minutes by car
  • Stody Lodge Gardens – 30 minutes by car
  • Raynham Hall – 45 minutes by car
  • Houghton Hall – 1 hour by car
  • Felbrigg Hall – 10 minutes by car
  • Blickling Hall – 25 minutes by car


  • Cromer Museum – 5 minutes walking
  • Henry Bloggs Lifeboat Museum – 5 minutes walking
  • Norwich Castle and Museum – 45 minutes drive

Activities and Family Fun

If you are looking for something for the whole family to get involved in why not take advantage of one of the following attractions right on our doorstep:

  • Cromer Beach and Pier – 5 minutes walking
  • Amazona Animal Experience – 5 minute drive
  • Dinosaur Park – 42 minute drive
  • Norwich Castle and Museum – 45 minutes
  • Banham Zoo – 1 hour and 30 minutes drive
  • BewilderWood – 35 minutes drive
  • Pensthorpe Nature Park – 40 minutes

The Great Outdoors

Or perhaps you would like to see the Norfolk coast and all its treasures first hand? If so why not explore one of the bountiful walking trails offered in the surrounding area? With anything from a short stroll down the promenade or something on a grander scale with the 22 miles Paston Way!

Why not take a look at the link below for a selection of fantastic walks:

If you would prefer to ‘ruin a good walk’ Norfolk has a fine selection of golf courses, some even endorsed by the Royal Family:

  • The Royal Cromer Country Club – 5 minutes drive
  • Sheringham Golf Course – 10 minutes drive
  • Hunstanton Golf Course – 1 hour drive
  • Royal Norwich – 45 minutes drive
  • Royal West Norwich – 45 minutes drive