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County - Norfolk | Map
Tel code: 01485 | code search
Postcode: PE36 | code search
Population: 4500
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Birthplace of:
Bill Alexander
Roger L'Estrange

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Hauntings and Ghosts:
The Strange Tale of the Haunted Carpet
Folk Customs:
Blessing the Nets
Jack Valentine
World Fen Skating Championships

Hunstanton Events

May
Hunstanton Festival

June
Hunstanton Arts Festival
Hunstanton Festival
Hunstanton Lifestyles Festival

July
Bike Display - Norfolk Triumph Owners Club
Carnival
COASTAL CAPERS!
Hunstanton Arts Festival
Hunstanton Open Bowls Tournament
Hunstanton Ski Club National Championships
Summer Show

August
Hunstanton Tennis Week
Kite Festival & Car Rally
Summer Show

September
Summer Show

November
Hunstanton Christmas Cracker
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Hunstanton Market
"Years ago in the eighties I used to be the Picher on the lorry selling towels and bed linen . I visited two weekends ago and found nothing ..." More

Fishers Of Hunstanton
"nowhere else open (unfortunately,as we normally use SUPERFRY )staff rude ,chips like a congealed mush,lovely white fish only to be what can be described as a batter of the same ..." More

Fishers Of Hunstanton
"it's great service everything's great

Date visited: 21st september 2009 ..." More

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"The seaside resort of Hunstanton enjoys a unique position - it is the only west-facing resort on the east coast, giving the chance for visitors to enjoy some truly spectacular ..." More

Hunstanton Reviews (32)

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Though very much an East Coast resort, Hunstanton contrarily faces west, looking out over the Wash. Because of this orientation the town is largely sheltered from the east winds that at times can bite elsewhere in the region. Hunstanton is an easy place to access, sitting as it does on the A149 coast road that curves all the way from King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth. There are really two towns here: Old Hunstanton, the ancient fishing port - there have been Neolithic finds in the area showing it was occupied several thousand years ago - and Hunstanton the resort. The resort was the brainchild of Henry Le Strange, a great local landowner who began developing the new quarter in 1846, his work given a boost when the railway arrived in 1862. The railway went in 1969, but the town still knows how to serve discerning connoisseurs of the English seaside. Although there are more modern amusements, Hunstanton still has a slightly Victorian feel to it, with fairground, aquarium, theatre and a lovely long promenade enhancing that atmosphere. And of course there is the beach, long and sandy, backed by the famous cliffs rising about 60 feet up from the sands. With a white chalk layer over the red limestone the cliffs look a bit like an iced cake. Fossils in abundance have been found, and still are, in the rocks here, but for safety's sake and conservation please don't hack at the cliff face - look for fresh rock falls away from the base of the cliff, and remember where those falls came from. If you enjoy wildlife Hunstanton can offer you plenty of choice - there are grey seals in the Wash, and generally boat trips available to see them; and north of the town there are marshes and dunes with an abundance of birds. Sandringham House, the winter residence of the royal family, is about 10 miles south, but of perhaps greater charm are the many little villages and towns on the North Norfolk Coast just above Hunstanton: Brancaster; the Burnhams where Nelson was born; Wells; Stiffkey with its celebrated cockles, the so-called Stiffkey Blues; and Blakeney. Three stories of great interest attach to Hunstanton. The first is that the Anglo-Saxon king Edmund, later martyred by the Danes, landed here, a fact commemorated in the 13th century by the building of a chapel whose ruins can still be seen atop the cliff. The second concerns the Le Strange family, Lords of the Manor for centuries, in particular Armine Le Strange whose ghost still haunts the place long after her home at Hunstanton Hall burned down (for more detail see our Lore and Legends section). And the third gives a snapshot of how wild and insular this place once was, and not so long ago: in 1784 on consecutive days an excise man and a dragoon were killed by smugglers, and though some of their number were repeatedly tried, no jury in the district would convict them!

Accountant

Caesar Associates
Stephenson Smart

Attraction

Holme Bird Observatory Reserve
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
Searles Sea Tours

Cottage

Birds Norfolk Holiday Homes
Lavender Corner
The Beach House

Doctor

Dr Machin & Partners

Estate Agent

Abbotts Estate Agents Ltd
Birds Estate Agents
Rice David
Thain & Co

Golf Club

Heacham Manor Golf Course
Hunstanton
Searles Resort, Golf & Country Club

Holiday Park

Manor Park Holiday Village
Searles Leisure Resort

Inn

Lifeboat Inn

Market

Glebe House School Car Boot

Hunstanton Market

Pub and Bar

Lifeboat Inn
Lodge Hotel & Restaurant
Rose & Crown
Saddle Room
White Horse

Restaurant

Briarfields Hotel
Cassie's Restaurant
Fishers Of Hunstanton
Lifeboat Inn
Lodge Hotel & Restaurant
Platters
Rendezvous Restaurant
Rose & Crown
Seagull Restaurant
White Horse

School

Glebe House
Smithdon High School

Self-Catering

Birds Norfolk Holiday Homes
Manor Park Holiday Village

Searles Leisure Resort

Solicitor

S.J.P Solicitors (Staveley,Johnson & Procter)

Taxi

Ben Cars
Colins Network Car Hire
Thaxters

Sports Clubs

Hunstanton Sailing Club (Sailing)

Shops

Westgate Books & Wool
Witley Shops
Scent With Love
Boots
The Pet Shop
F Maltby Ltd
Parker & Leach
Legge Of Hunstanton
Robin Legge Ltd
Ringstead Gallery
Courtyard Farm

Antiques

Hunstanton Antiques & Collectables

Activities

Searles Sea Tours(Boat Trips and Cruises)

Places to Stay near Hunstanton

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Golden Lion (0.08 miles)

Golden Lion
Overlooking a beautiful sandy beach, The Golden Lion, being the oldest building in Hunstanton brings a touch of heritage to the town. With 27 en-suite rooms with the majority being sea view a relaxing stay ... More | visit website
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Marine Hotel (0.11 miles)

Marine Hotel
The Proprietor would like to offer you a warm and friendly welcome to their vibrant Hotel-Grill and Bar The Marine Hotel¯. The Marine is a contemporary, stylish hotel bringing a touch of London glamour to ... More | visit website
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The Shellbrooke (0.14 miles)

The Shellbrooke

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The Shellbrooke is a small and friendly boutique hotel that benefited from a total refurbishment and renovation in Jan 2011. The result is an absolutely beautiful luxury building, full of ... More

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Birds Norfolk Holiday Homes (0.16 miles)

Birds Norfolk Holiday Homes

We have a varied selection of holiday homes along the North West Norfolk Coast and Countryside, all close to numerous places of interest and many other holiday amenities. Large, small, modern or traditional. Bungalows, houses, cottages and apartments ... More | visit website

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The Gables (0.21 miles)

The Gables
You are assured of a warm welcome at our lovely refurbished Edwardian home which retains many original features combined with modern facilities. We are situated within easy reach of all local amenities and the ... More | visit website
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Searles Leisure Resort (0.72 miles)

Searles Leisure Resort

Searles Leisure Resort has so much to offer, young and old alike. A warm welcome will be had by all guests and our facilities are second to none, only 200 Meters from Norfolk's beautiful beaches. ... More | visit website

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Le Strange Arms Hotel (1.08 miles)

Le Strange Arms Hotel

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Situated on the coast in Old Hunstanton, with grounds that stretch down to the seashore to one of the finest beaches in Norfolk, the hotel offers old world charm complemented ... More | visit website

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Lodge Hotel & Restaurant (1.14 miles)

Lodge Hotel & Restaurant

Situated amid quaint country cottages in the village of Old Hunstanton on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, The Lodge is just 400 yards from beautiful, quiet sandy beaches, providing the perfect environment for wonderful walks ... More | visit website

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Caley Hall Hotel (1.23 miles)

Caley Hall Hotel

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Caley Hall Hotel and Restaurant is set around a Manor House dating back to 1648. More recently the old farm outbuildings have been converted to provide the spacious en-suite bedrooms, ... More

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Heacham Manor Hotel (1.51 miles)

Heacham Manor Hotel

This charming Grade II listed house, steeped in history and dating back from the 16th century, has been carefully restored and converted into a luxury boutique hotel with lovely gardens and golf course. Heacham Manor ... More | visit website

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