That’s it folks, 2016 is gone, 2017 has arrived and with that is now time to plan for your next adventure!
And if you are looking for an escape by the sea, long walks on the beach, tasty sea food and cosy pubs, I happen to just know the place for you!
Norfolk is the perfect balance of countryside and seaside and the perfect place for a breath of fresh air.
We left London straight after work on a Friday evening and arrived at the Dabbling Duck where we were staying around 9pm. I would highly recommend this place, the rooms are cosy and the breakfast beautiful. If you are staying somewhere else I would still recommend you have lunch or dinner there! I had the duck breast (duh!) which was beautiful and the banana sticky toffee pudding is to die for (and I don’t even like sticky toffee pudding!).
We woke up bright and (not too) early on the Saturday and after a huge breakfast, we headed to Norwich. It really worth visiting the city, the cobbled streets are full of lovely little shops and if you like flea markets make sure to give yourself time to explore St. Gregory’s Centre for the Arts, a paradise for vintage fans.
Unfortunately I took very little pictures on that as the weather was terrible, which brings me to my packing recommendations, wellies and brollies are a must in Norfolk!
We headed to Great Yarmouth in the afternoon, which, to be honest, we really didn’t like… If you like arcade games you may enjoy it but if like us you were looking for seafront charm, I would pass.
After a slightly disappointing end of the afternoon, we went back to the B&B to quickly change and headed back out for a very satisfying dinner at Stratton’s. Perfect place for a romantic dinner!
On the Sunday, we woke up early to make the most of our last (and sunny) day in Norfolk.
We headed first to the beautiful village of Burnham Market for a little walk. This place is exactly how I pictured Norfolk to be.
After a countryside walk we thought a beach walk was in order and headed to Wells-next-the-Sea. Once there, make sure to park in some of the back streets as the harbour car park is ridiculously expensive. Then walk along the East Fleet, you will end up on a beautiful beach surrounded by colourful beach cabins.
Working up an appetite, we stopped by one of the numerous seafood joints by the coast somewhere between Wells-next-the-Sea and Blakeney. The waitress was very rude but the crab was delicious!
We stopped in Blakeney for a digestive walk and then headed to our final destination, Holt. Both villages worth a stop to enjoy the local architecture (flint anyone?), little boutiques and a cup of tea and slice of cake.
We headed back to gloomy London our lungs full of fresh air and our heads full of ideas for our next trip to Norfolk!