Sheringham is a delightful little town, with many traditional sea-side attractions and amusements, and a charming main street full of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, not forgetting our museum, ‘The Mo’, and all within a ten-minute walk of Picton Cottage.
The beaches are safe for children and popular with families.
There's something for everyone in and around Sheringham, including:
- The Poppy Line Steam Railway
- Priory Maze and Gardens
- Sheringham Park
- Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary
- Amazona Zoo in Cromer
- National Trust properties include Blickling Estate and Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
- Golf at the superb Sheringham Links Course
- Birdwatching at the bird reserves at Cley Marshes, Pensthorpe and Blakeney Point
- Swimming and fun at Splash, Sheringham’s indoor leisure centre
- Exploring and browsing round the shops in the pretty towns and villages a few miles inland, including Holt, Reepham and Burnham Market, to name but a few!
- Norfolk abounds in fascinating old churches, many of them large and imposing having been built with the wealth of the wool trade. The shrines and abbey of Our Lady of Walsingham have been welcoming visitors for centuries.
You can leave the car at home and explore other beaches and the coastline on the excellent Coasthopper, which stops a stone’s throw from Picton Cottage. Eastwards takes you to the unspoilt East and West Runton to Cromer, another classic seaside town. Cromer Pier hosts the last end-of-the-pier show in Europe, with summer and Christmas spectaculars.
Head west through pretty flint and brick villages and explore the harbour town of Wells-next-the-sea and neighbouring Holkham Beach, a fabulous expanse of sand, “where the sea meets the sky”.
Visitors will also enjoy excellent food and drink in Sheringham and north Norfolk, with so many great cafes, restaurants, tea-rooms and pubs offering fresh, local, seasonal produce. Delicious!