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Norfolk with older parents - where would you stay?

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CherylVole Mon 24-Apr-17 18:10:19

Nice accessible posh pub hotel ( wiht nice food) needed

and accessible day trips - stately homes and the rest

Any ideas?

magichamster Mon 24-Apr-17 18:19:11

Norfolk is a fairly big county. Which part are you thinking of visiting?

CherylVole Mon 24-Apr-17 18:21:16

I don't know
maybe the north coast?
Saw Holkham Hall as a potential day trip

JigglyTuff Mon 24-Apr-17 18:22:36

Victoria in Holkham?

MegBusset Mon 24-Apr-17 18:24:04

White Horse in Brancaster or Hoste Arms in Burnham Market? Both out of my budget sadly but look amazing

AppleMagic Mon 24-Apr-17 18:24:12

You'd need to check accessibility but the White Horse in Brancaster and The Hoste in Burham Market both very nice.

MegBusset Mon 24-Apr-17 18:24:34

Snap AppleMagic grin

AppleMagic Mon 24-Apr-17 18:24:38

Great minds, Meg!

AppleMagic Mon 24-Apr-17 18:25:14

Worried we need to unjinx somehow now or it'll never end...

starsinyourpies Mon 24-Apr-17 18:27:19

Yep the Hoste in Burnham Market. Very naice and not far from Holkham. Also worth looking on Alistair Sawdays, they list lots of pubs with rooms.

MegBusset Mon 24-Apr-17 18:28:15


juneau Mon 24-Apr-17 18:28:25

There are hundreds of places that would meet your criteria, so I suggest you figure out exactly what you want to see while you're there and then zero in on a particular area. Norfolk is big and it can take quite a while to get around, as the roads are narrow and winding.

If you want to be on the coast itself you might want to take a look at The Blakeney Hotel or The White Horse in Brancaster, or perhaps the Hoste Arms in Burnham Market. Aylsham is a nice market town a bit more inland and near Blickling Hall (National Trust). Other stately homes - Holkham Hall, Felbrigg Hall, Oxburgh Hall - but they're quite spread out.

juneau Mon 24-Apr-17 18:29:53

Just realised PPs had recommended same places grin

JigglyTuff Mon 24-Apr-17 18:30:19

Oh yes, Hoste Arms is lovely!

TheFlyingFauxPas Mon 24-Apr-17 18:32:25

How much older? We stay with my mum in a caravan in Wells.

ThisIsNotARealAvo Mon 24-Apr-17 18:37:53

I am from Norfolk and got married there, we had our wedding night at the Ship in Brancaster which is really lovely. Then you are not far from Burnham Market, Holt, or Cley, and can do trips to the beach. Brancaster is one of the nicest beaches along that part of the coast.

juneau Mon 24-Apr-17 18:39:21

Also, when are you thinking of going? I would avoid the school summer holidays up at the coast - the roads are very busy.

magichamster Mon 24-Apr-17 18:40:30

There's loads of pub hotels along that stretch of coast and most are ok. Wells is lovely to look around and there's Holkham Hall next to it. Burnham Market is also great to have a poke around. There are also loads of sandy beaches. But you mentioned accessibility and most of these require quite a bit of walking, so do check that it is suitable for you.

CherylVole Mon 24-Apr-17 18:50:34

Mum v sprightly

CherylVole Mon 24-Apr-17 18:50:52

what day trips would you do?

magichamster Mon 24-Apr-17 19:11:40

How long are you going for? There's Wells, a lovely fishing town with fab fish and chips and a great beach, although it is a bit of a hike even from the beach car park. Burnham Market has loads of little interesting shops. All the villages are really pretty, but I'm not sure what you would actually do iyswim. If you like stately homes there's Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall is a little inland. Further round the coast there's Felbrigg Hall near Cromer, and Blickling near Aylsham, both of these are National trust. Norwich is a great city to look round and you can always have a day on the broads - boats are easy to hire.

CherylVole Mon 24-Apr-17 19:25:59

i think NOrwich and holkham sound good
Prob only 3/4 days


DakotaFanny Mon 24-Apr-17 19:32:21

Holkham is gorgeous, but quite a long walk to the beach (of the car park is already full). We like Wells, somewhere beginning with S which the train runs to and Holt (the other end of the trainline- an old steam train). There's a lovely pub/accommodation place in Thornham too- really gorgeous, but you'd need to travel every day from there.

Would highly recommend Kelling Heath too- wooden lodges in beautiful woods, good for transport to all of the above.

DakotaFanny Mon 24-Apr-17 19:32:53

Sheringham! Old school seaside town

ShiningArmour Mon 24-Apr-17 19:41:09

Cley Windmill in Cley next the sea is a B&B, looks v naive, although I've never stayed there yet. There's a nice hotel in Blackney I stayed at years ago which was lovely but I can't remember the name. Lovely stately homes to visit Holkham hall, Houghton Hall, Oxborough Hall. Yes to Wells next the sea, and we liked Sheringham and Cromer. I really must book a holiday in that area again soon, lovely places.

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