Towards the end of the 19th Century, the Norfolk coastal town of Sheringham, a long established fishing community, gained popularity with London’s elite after a direct rail link to London was provided in 1887. Sheringham Golf Club was founded in 1891 and boasts such notable former members as Robert Falcon Scott (better known as Scott of the Antarctic) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Flanked by rugged (now crumbling) cliffs, sandy beaches and rolling countryside, Sheringham is still a bustling, but authentic Norfolk coastal town with plenty to offer visitors. Its position makes a perfect base for exploration further a field, being only a short distance from the likes of Cromer, Blickling, Aylsham and Holt.
Sheringham has a wealth of cafes, shops, a theatre, leisure centre and restaurants. Close by you’ll find Sheringham Park, the Priory Maze & Gardens, Hilltop Outdoor Adventure Centre, all of which make for superb days out. There are many fantastic places to eat in and around Sheringham. These are listed in detail on Experience Sheringham and Enjoy North Norfolk. Venture a little further afield to enjoy some of the best dining in the UK at the likes of michelin-starred Morston Hall and The Gunton Arms in Thorpe Market.
If you love the Great Outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities to walk and cycle in the immediate area, and Sheringham beach, a Blue Flag beach, is lovely for a stroll at any time of the year.
Nearby Cromer, another North Norfolk seaside town popularised by Victorian holidaymakers, has a further host of places to eat, drink and shop.
The pretty Georgian market town of Holt, a few miles inland by car, makes for a lovely day out with some wonderful independent shops, galleries and eateries.
In short – you’ll find something to suit all ages and tastes in Sheringham and environs, whether you like to stroll and shop or simply sit and watch the world go by with the crisp sea breeze gently blowing in your hair…
Other interesting sites, ideas for things to do and places to visit in the area:
Experience Sheringham. A fount of information about the immediate locale.
Seal trips to Blakeney Point. Take a traditional clinker-built wooden ferry to see the seals, wildlife & beautiful scenery at Blakeney Point.
The Thursford Collection (& their hugely popular Christmas Spectacular).
The North Norfolk Railway (‘The Poppy Line’).
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens. Host of BBC’s Springwatch.
Holkham Hall & Estate. Stunning house, park, museum and more.
The Hat Shop at Burnham Market. The country’s largest millinery and much more besides.
Tour Norfolk. A guided tour of Norfolk in Pictures.
Martin Wase Photography. Amazing images of the natural world & owner of The Attic Gallery in Hunstanton.
Coasthopper Bus Service. Providing a regular bus service along the North Norfolk coast.
Tide Times. See where and when a high tide will occur on the Norfolk coast.