Things to do in Norfolk

Clinton Cottage is located in mid-Norfolk with easy access to the market town of Dereham for all your everyday needs. This central location is ideally situated for touring all areas of East Anglia with the Norfolk coastline also within easy reach. Popular for our guests are the historic cities of Norwich and Kings Lynn along with the Norfolk Broads, Thetford Forest and the Queens estate at Sandringham. For those who like to walk there are also plenty of quiet country lanes close by.


Norwich : For more than 900 years the splendour and tranquility of Norwich Cathedral have attracted pilgrims and visitors. Founded in 1096 as part of a Benedictine Priory, the Cathedral boasts several superlatives. It stands as one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe, with the second largest spire and largest monastic cloisters in England. Our unrivaled collection of over 1,000 beautifully carved roof bosses are one of the great treasures of mediaeval art.

King's Lynn: King's Lynn is an historic medieval port dating back to the 12th century, situated on the River Great Ouse. Marriott's Warehouse - home of the new interpretation centre - The Green Quay. The exciting, interactive exhibition at the heart of the centre highlights the unique wildlife of The Wash, one of the most spectacular features of East Anglia. As well as its many elegant merchants' houses and medieval riverside storerooms, King's Lynn also boasts England's only surviving Hanseatic Warehouse, but the most famous monument to maritime prosperity is the Custom house, built by Henry Bell in 1683, which overlooks the River Great Ouse from Purfleet Quay. It houses a special display of the maritime history of King's Lynn, as well as the tourist information Centre.

Holt: The historic Georgian town of Holt is a haven for artists, photographers, walkers and riders and is a town for all seasons - from the annual Christmas Festival early in December to the Summer Festival in July. Today it is the perfect spot for a day’s shopping with its cafes, boutiques, galleries, bookshops and many antique shops tucked away down the many alleyways and courtyards that gives Holt its charm. If that’s not enough, Holt Country Park with its 100 acres of woodland, picnic areas, nature trails and adventure playground is only a short walk away.

Burnham Market: One of the prettiest and most characterful places in North Norfolk, Burnham Market is only a couple of miles away from the coast and nature reserves. It retains a unique and very special village feel, whilst also being a favourite haunt of celebrities and their friends. Burnham Market is a shopper's paradise with its clothing and home boutiques, galleries, book shop, deli, bakery, fishmonger, butcher and tea shops.




Stately Homes & Gardens

Sandringham House, Museum & Gardens Sandringham House is the country retreat of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, built by King Edward VII and passed down as a private home through three generations of monarchs.

Priory Maze Gardens (Nr Sheringham): Ten acre garden with a classic hedge maze and numerous demonstration gardens to inspire and entertain. Set within woodland and wild flower meadows.

Felbrigg Hall, Nr Norwich:One of the finest 17th Century houses in East Anglia with a library, restored wallgarden, working dove cote and national collection of Colchicum.




The Norfolk coastline is famous for providing miles of sandy beaches, many of which are dog-friendly all year round. The traditional seaside towns of Sheringham and Cromer are just two of many popular coastal resorts, with some fantastic dog-walking facilities at the likes of Wells, Holkham and Brancaster beaches, all within approximately 40 minutes drive.