Things to see and do near Bure Holiday Cottages

The Blickling Estate gardens, Norfolk

The Blickling Estate gardens

Blickling Hall

Visit the Blickling Hall Estate website.

Cromer beach

Cromer beach

Bure Valley Railway

Narrow gauge, Aylsham to Wroxham.

Visit the Bure Valley Railway website


Cromer Pier

This is Cromer

Experience Norfolk - Cromer

Tour Norfolk - Cromer

Crab & Lobster Festival

Fresh Cromer Crabs, dressed

Fresh Cromer Crabs, dressed

Recommended Local Pubs/Restaurants

The Walpole Arms: Itteringham - NR11 7AR 01263 587258
Excellent local pub and restaurant. Best to book.

The Earle Arms: 01263 587376 - NR11 6AD (3 miles)
Heydon very pretty traditional estate village.
Charming cosy pub and restaurant in a special setting on the village green. Another ‘lost in Norfolk’ treasure. Best to book. Renowned for Sunday Lunch.

The Earle Arms, Heydon

The Earle Arms, Heydon

The Black Boys, Aylsham Market Place. Telephone 01263 732122
Very popular pub and restaurant. Generous helpings. Be sure to book.

The Buckinghamshire Arms: 01263 732133
Next to Blickling Hall. Good food in a great location. Owned by The Black Boys.

The Gate of India: 01263 734742 – NR11 6EH
Market Place, Aylsham. Excellent local Indian restaurant & takeaway.

Other Recommended Places to eat In the locale & further afield:

No 1 Cromer: NR27 9HP. 01263 512316. ‘Posh’ fish and chip café in pole position overlooking Pier. Eat in or take-away. Also Bistro upstairs.

Rocket House Café Comer: The Gangway, Cromer NR27 9ET
01263 519126
Overlooking the beach and pier: spectacular location to sit on the deck looking at the pier and watch the sun go down. Now open in the evenings in summer.

Rocky Bottoms, Cromer Road, West Runton, Norfolk, NR27 9QA
Boat fresh Crab and lobster overlooking the sea. New for 2016. 01263 837359

The Dial House: Market Square, Reepham, NR10 4JJ, 01603 879900
Boutique Hotel, lunches, teas, Dining & in elegant Georgian house. Stylish interiors with everything for sale including your table!

The Gunton Arms: Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, Norwich NR11 8TZ - Tel: 01263 832010. Hunting Lodge in beautiful deer park setting. Stylish and relaxed atmosphere with cooking on a large open fire and amazing contemporary art collection. Very popular. Book online.

The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms

The Saracens Head:  01263 768909 - NR11 7LZ
Wolterton. Relaxed Country House pub/restaurant in ‘lost in Norfolk’ setting.

The Hunny Bell: The Green, Hunworth, NR24 2AA, 01263 712300.
Village green setting and very good food. Popular so do book.

Wiveton Bell: Blakeney Road, Wiveton, Holt, NR25 7TL - 01263 740101 Very popular, award winning gastro pub nr Blakeney.  Book in advance.

Wiveton Bell, Norfolk

Dine al fresco at The Wiveton Bell

The Blakeney Hotel: The Quay, Blakeney, Nr. Holt, Norfolk NR25 7NE - 01263 740797. Award winning hotel, bar & restaurant. Call in for coffee, a sandwich or lunch in the first floor lounge to enjoy a magnificent view over the marshes. Ultimate luxury and what a view. We love it.

Morston Hall: Coast Road, Morston, NR25 7AA, 01263 741041
Dress up and treat yourself to a fine dining experience. Michelin starred hotel and restaurant owned and run by Norfolk’s celebrity chef Galton Blackiston. Also a treat for Sunday afternoon tea. Booking essential.

Hamptons Home & Garden: Hamptons@The Barn, Norwich Road, Bawdeswell NR20 4AA. 01362 688 094. Perfect combination of shopping & lunch or a champagne tea. Book for their special Sunday lunch roasts.

Wiveton Farm Café
Coast road between Blakeney to Cley. Fun café down among the strawberry fields with a magic view of the sea. Only open in the season and very special. A favourite for its great food and atmosphere, slightly chaotic service and occasional guitar playing in the evening backed by strawberry fields. Walk through the fields to/from Blakeney. 01263 740515. You may have seen this in 2016 on TV “Normal for Norfolk” Seriously busy in summer with the Blakeney crowd. Be sure to book ahead.

Wiveton Farm Café

Wiveton Farm Café

Local Services

Saint Michael's Church, Aylsham

Saint Michael's Church, Aylsham

  • Bike Hire, during the season at Blickling Hall 01263 738030 for a cycle around the estate, or weekly bike hire at very reasonable rates can be arranged with Aylsham Cycles, Red Lion Street, Aylsham 01263 731731.
  • Farmers Market, Aylsham Market Place, the first Saturday of the month - Complete with jazz band. Not to be missed.
  • Itteringham Village Shop and Café: 01263 587325 9am-5.30pm, Sun 9am-4pm. We are so lucky to have this delightful local community shop nearby in an idyllic Norfolk village. It has everything - local produce and a café. Very friendly and perfect for a bike ride or walk.
  • WI market in the Town Hall, Aylsham Market Place every Friday at 8.45am sharp (home produce, plants & flowers and tasty home-made delights!)
  • General auction at Keys Saleroom, Aylsham every Monday. General outside stock, furniture & effects, plants. View on Saturday morning or early Monday (also Antique Sales every three weeks) 01263 733195

10 Good Things To See/Do/Visit

Visit the National Trust properties of Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall. Houses, gardens and events through the year including summer concerts. Not to be missed.

Stroll on Cromer Pier – bask in the sunshine eating an ice cream on the pier. Posh fish & chips at No 1 Cromer with the best view of the Pier then watch the Summer Show with compere Olly Day –great fun!

Holt, Norfolk

The Georgian town of Holt

Visit Georgian Holt for shopping, coffee, lunch at Byfords Delicatessen & Café or vintage style Folly’s tearoom in Hopper’s Yard, shop in Larner’s foodhall, the Harrods of Norfolk. Independent shops, art galleries & antiques. Excellent fish shop for locally caught fish, lobster, crab etc.

Take a boat trip from Morston to view the seals off Blakeney Point. Be sure to stop off on the Point and catch a later boat back if you can. Walk away from the crowds and over the dunes, where you will have the big skies, sands and the sea all to yourself.

Drive along the coast road from Sheringham towards Burnham Market, stopping off enroute at Cley, Blakeney harbour & Wells, taking in Holkham Hall and Holkham Gap beach.

Take the “Poppyline on the North Norfolk Steam Railway from Holt to Sheringham, passing through the Kelling Estate and Weybourne. Exceptional 1940’s weekend in September.

Visit the seaside town of Sheringham, for ice cream, a walk along the front and a paddle in the sea.

Discover Heydon Village, English estate village lost in time. Walk through the park and glimpse the House. Only a cycle ride away. Picnic on the green or Earle Arms for lunch & dinner, not forgetting the teashop.

Climb to the top of Horsey Windpump (NT) and enjoy a magical view over the Broad, have tea or an ice cream in the friendly NT shop, then make the walk out to the sand dunes & beach: few people, big skies and sands that go on for ever.

Burnham Overy Staithe, take a picnic, walk out for a mile from the car park above the marshes to the sea and take in the expanse of sand, sea and sky. A favourite, never fails to lift the spirit, worth the effort and sure to clear your mind.

AND LOTS MORE! - We’ve run out of space - there are many more places of interest, things to do and see - plus places to eat out…


…and we haven't even mentioned the fine city of Norwich which is only 11 miles away!