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"Had overnight stay ,after a tiring journey from scotland .Reception we got on arrival was far from welcoming , po faced young man served us in dining room that ..." More

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"Good Points: A good choice of food and the smoked salmon for breakfast was wonderful! General review: There were quite a few children running around in the evening whilst we were ..." More

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At the western end of the North Norfolk coast, Thornham is situated on the scenic A149 coastal road, roughly half-way between Hunstanton and the Burnhams. This is a village of fewer than 500 inhabitants, a quiet backwater compared to its cosmopolitan neighbour Burnham Market (Chelsea-by-the-Sea), more likely to attract bird watchers to its extensive marshes and nearby Titchwell RSPB reserve than celebrity spotters. There are fine sands for those willing to hike the mile or so out along the coastal path, but the characteristic landscape here is one of marshes and salt water inlets. Thornham had a prosperous harbour 200 years ago (particularly for smugglers it seems), and still has a small boat harbour today, as well as rugged Thornham Creek. Down by the marshes the Old Lifeboat Inn, built in the 16th century, offers refreshment and shelter for visitors as it did for contrabanders in its murky past, and in the village proper local seafood (fine whelks, crabs, mussels and cockles are gathered along North Norfolk’s shores) is served at The Orange Tree pub opposite All Saints church, a 15th century foundation that is still impressive in spite of many 19th and 20th century “improvements”. The yew trees clipped to hedge proportions that lead to the south porch are very impressive. As with the rest of the village, All Saints is tied to the sea, with its bench ends including a mermaid and a sail boat, and it even marks the silence of Remembrance Sunday on the Bell of HMS Thornham, given to the church when that mine-sweeper was decommissioned.


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Lifeboat Inn (0.10 miles)

Lifeboat Inn

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This lovely 16th century house has provided a warm welcome to travellers for many years. Combining historic charm with all modern comforts, relaxing views are enjoyed over open meadows ... More | visit website

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Briarfields Hotel (1.57 miles)

Briarfields Hotel

A warm welcome awaits at The Briarfields Hotel - a selection of sympathetically converted barns and farm buildings in the village of Titchwell on the North Norfolk coast. With its cosy rooms and informal atmosphere, ... More | visit website

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Titchwell Manor Hotel (1.57 miles)

Titchwell Manor Hotel
Located on the North Norfolk coast, Titchwell Manor has something for everyone. With a newly renovated bar and restaurant it exudes luxurious style and offers two restaurants for all residents and non-residents to choose from.

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Caley Hall Hotel (2.98 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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Lodge Hotel & Restaurant (3.06 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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Le Strange Arms Hotel (3.27 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


White Horse (3.65 miles)

White Horse
North Norfolk's best kept secret - award winning coastal hotel - commanding stunning views from conservatory restaurant and viewing deck terrace across tidal marshland beyond to Scolt Head Island.

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The Gables (3.89 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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The Shellbrooke (3.98 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 (4.00 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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