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Where the countryside meets the coast and culture abounds.

Summertime in West Norfolk

Long, warm evenings are here and the joys of summer time have arrived. Take advantage of the new season by exploring all the great areas, events and things to do in west Norfolk this Summer.

Visit the first of a series of brand new west Norfolk Food Festivals held in Hunstanton, or join us in the countryside for Folk in a Field Festival. Explore the great outdoors with a whole range of trails and paths across rural and coastal west Norfolk via our Explore West Norfolk website (and two free apps!). For the latest events, join our free newsletter or check out our event listings section for events that cater to a wide range of tastes and interests.

Please be aware that experiences featured on our website may need to be booked in advance. Please check ahead with event organisers and venues before setting out.

Experiences

From music festivals to superb historic sites, tranquil nature parks to fun-filled entertainment venues, west Norfolk has something for the whole family to enjoy throughout the year.

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Activities

Get out and about and enjoy the many activities and things to do in west Norfolk. The region is a real haven for nature lovers and for enjoying the great outdoors.
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Attractions

There’s so much to do in west Norfolk that you’ll want to come back again and again.
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Events

Discover the huge range of events going on all year in west Norfolk. Whatever your interest there is something happening in the area to suit you.
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Food & Drink

With a growing reputation for the quality of our local food, visitors can enjoy some great meals out.
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Shopping

From speciality shops for that perfect souvenir to mainstream retailers for all your holiday needs.

Destinations

Brim full of heritage and renowned for its stunning coastline and unspoilt countryside, west Norfolk is the ideal place to explore, unwind and soak up the sheer sense of space and tranquillity.

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Hunstanton

The classic resort of Hunstanton offers Victorian charm and traditional seaside fun. Along with neighbouring Old Hunstanton, it is the ideal base for enjoying the wonderful coastline.
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King’s Lynn

The Hanseatic town of King’s Lynn is brim full of maritime heritage and outstanding historic buildings. Combined with its bustling shopping centre, it is a great place to discover and explore.
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Downham Market

The ancient town of Downham Market is full of character, an excellent base from which to explore the countryside and a haven for lovers of wildlife, peace, and tranquillity.

What’s on?

Discover the huge range of events going on all year in west Norfolk. Whatever your interest there is something happening in the area to suit you. Always check with the event organisers before setting out to an event.

  • Pop Up Shops

    The Beach Huts, Burnham Deepdale
    23rd May – 30th July Mon: 10:00 – 16:00 Tue: 10:00 – 16:00 Wed: 10:00 – 16:00 Thu: 10:00 – 16:00 Fri… (see listing)

    We welcome four different Pop Up Shops each week, housed in our beach huts. Independent traders…

  • The Magic of Middle Earth

    St George’s Guildhall, King’s Lynn
    Saturday 15th June – Saturday 14th September

    The Magic of Middle-earth takes visitors on a journey beyond the books to explore theexpansive artistic legacy. Discover stunning paintings, incredible sculptures, even Middle-earth themed Lego sets.

  • A Victorian Experience: An Immersive Tour of the North End of Lynn

    True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, King’s Lynn
    Every Wednesday and Friday 13:00 – 14:30; June, July and August.

    Join us on a tour of the North End of King’s Lynn to experience life as it was for the North End Fisherfolk and their community from the late 1800’s. Learn about the characters of the area, the local trades, shops and pubs that have now but all disappeared.

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West Norfolk… Naturally

West Norfolk… Naturally – Time to Explore with Greener Footsteps

At Visit West Norfolk, we promote sustainable and responsible tourism with the aim to protect our coast, countryside, communities and diverse wildlife for future generations of visitors.

Our West Norfolk… Naturally tourism campaign highlights the many great ways visitors and businesses can reduce their impact on the environment and conserve west Norfolk’s beautiful landscapes and sustainable tourism destinations.

From greener ways of travelling to walking and cycling routes, our regularly updated guide aims to help us all move towards a greener West Norfolk for the benefit of us all!

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King’s Lynn Experiences For Groups

Suggested ideas for superb group-oriented experiences to be found in and around the historic market town of King’s Lynn.
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