Attractions around West Norfolk


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Visitors to West Norfolk will find a great range of attractions, heritage buildings, parks and regular entertainment venues as well as many festivals and events happening at our well-loved venues.

Time to plan this year’s staycation – there’s plenty to see and do in west Norfolk!

A highlight of any trip to West Norfolk is a visit to Sandringham House, the Royal Family’s country retreat. The house, museum, country park and gardens are all a delight. Not far away is splendid Houghton Hall built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister. The hall is one of the finest Palladian houses in the country, set in 450 acres of Deer Park. It has a 5 acre award-winning walled garden and amazing model soldier collection.

The stunning village of Castle Acre is truly rich in history with the 12th century Castle Acre Priory, ruins of its Norman castle and Bailey Gate at the heart of the village.

Just along the coast the stately Holkham Hall and its parkland is well worth a visit, whilst Oxburgh Hall near Downham Market is a beautiful Tudor house with a magnificent gatehouse and moat.

Also along the coast, the classic resort of Hunstanton provides a cherished mix of Victorian charm, plus plenty of opportunities for fun, play and excitement. Famed for its striped cliffs and excellent beach, Hunstanton is ideal for playing on the sand, exploring rock pools and enjoying the sea. The town’s excellent award-winning gardens are ideal for an afternoon stroll. With the traditional entertainment venue of the Princess Theatre, a fun fair, Sea Life Sanctuary, boat trips into the Wash, pony rides and all the other elements of an excellent family resort, Hunstanton is the perfect base to enjoy the coast.

There is also a wealth of craft centres and art galleries throughout the towns, coast and countryside of West Norfolk to suit all tastes and interests.

Our attractions listings have many of the best places to visit in Norfolk, with some of the most popular outdoor attractions and indoor venues of West Norfolk featuring great live entertainment. Browse (and make detailed searches through) our full list of attractions around West Norfolk.

Also view our continually updated list of events in West Norfolk to see what is happening during your stay.

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