DockingCopyright Chris Dunlop


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Tel code: 01485 | code search
Postcode: PE31 | code search
Population: 1030
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Railway Inn
"We have visited The Railway Inn in Docking on several occasions and especially enjoy the Sunday Carvery served from 12 to 3 and 6 to 9. The price is very ..." More

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Docking is a pretty village in the north western corner of Norfolk, one of the highest points in the county, though as Beacon Hill over near West Runton is the highest at 105m above sea level, climbing boots will not be strictly necessary here. Because of the elevation of the village it had problems for years with the supply of drinking water, though in modern times a water tower has overcome that natural defect. Six roads converge on Docking from Heacham on the Wash to the west; Brancaster Bay to the north, and other hamlets and villages from all over this unspoiled corner of North Norfolk. This is great country for those who like beaches and birding, with Hunstanton and Brancaster only a few miles away for the former, and plenty of nature reserves within easy striking distance for the latter, including the marvellous Blakeney Point, though anywhere on the coast will afford opportunities to spot the seabirds for which the region is famous. Docking is also a good centre for touring the historic sites of North Norfolk: Holkham Hall is a short trip along the B1155; Branodonum from an earlier era closer still up the B1153, and Sandringham seven or eight miles southwest. For those who fancy getting away from the car and walking Peddar’s Way passes just three miles to the west of the village. Within Docking itself there is of course a village church of great antiquity, this being Norfolk, where the wool merchants and sea traders tried to buy their way to heaven by financing fine places of worship. The church of St Mary the Virgin has a 14th-century chancel and a tower from the early part of the 15th, but there are elements from earlier periods, including a Norman pillar in the nave. For the more practical demands of life the village also offers a pub, a post office and shop, and even a chippie and a restaurant.


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The Kings Head Hotel (2.98 miles)

The Kings Head Hotel
Set in the heart of Norfolk’s ‘gold coast’ is a hidden gem – The Kings Head Hotel in Great Bircham. A stone’s throw from Sandringham and with close proximity to Burnham Market, Brancaster, Thornham and ... More | visit website
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Titchwell Manor Hotel (4.21 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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Briarfields Hotel (4.21 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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Lifeboat Inn (4.69 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


White Horse (4.82 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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Hoste Arms (5.13 miles)

Hoste Arms
The Hoste Arms is where the Great Inns of Britain first began – and this wonderful inn, overlooking the beautiful Burnham Market Green and close to the wild North Norfolk coast, continues to set the ... More | visit website

Houghton Hall (5.29 miles)

Houghton Hall

Houghton Hall in North Norfolk was built in the early 18th century by Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister. Since 1797 it has been a home of the Marquesses of Cholmondeley who, by heredity, ... More

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Queen Victoria (5.43 miles)

Queen Victoria
Close to the famous RSPB Bird Sanctuary “ hugely popular with the inquisitive holiday maker and the dedicated bird watcher' is the Queen Victoria. Situated in the pretty little Norfolk town of Snettisham, the Queen ... More | visit website
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Glebe Farmhouse (5.49 miles)

Glebe Farmhouse

Situated on the outskirts of the quiet village of North Creake, North Norfolk. The farmhouse is in an ideal location to visit the Norfolk coast, Norwich and Kings Lynn or the more local villages of ... More | visit website

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Heacham Manor Hotel (5.59 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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