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Did you Know…The facts of Burnham Market

Burnham Market is a beautiful village and we love every moment of living and working here.  Surrounded by lush North Norfolk countryside brimming with wildlife and nature, it is easy to lose yourself in the laid-back lifestyle and changing seasons, all of which bring their own charm and something new to do and experience. Burnham Market is a beautiful village and we love every moment of living and working here.  Surrounded by lush North Norfolk countryside brimming with wildlife and nature, it is easy to lose yourself in the laid-back lifestyle and changing seasons, all of which bring their own charm and something new to do and experience.

We all know that North Norfolk is brimming in history, so we wanted to put together some of our favourite facts about Burnham Market to put it firmly on your favourite village list, if it isn’t already!

1. Burnham Market used to be a thriving livestock market town

2. The Black Death reached Burnham Market and was responsible for the decline of the parish populations

3. The village green is surrounded by fine buildings that date back to 17th and 18th century

4. The original Burnham Market village sign was unveiled in 1978 by Viscount Coke of Holkham Hall and shows a 15th Century glimpse of a market scene

5. Burnham Market is known as ‘Chelsea on Sea’, due to its boutique style shopping and cosmopolitan vibe and it attracts famous faces year in year out.

6. Horatio Nelson and his family once called Burnham Market home and there are many buildings that are named after the famous family

7. Burnham Market is mentioned in the Domesday Book

8. Burnham Market is just 2 miles from the North Norfolk Coast, 20 miles from King’s Lynn and 40 miles from Norwich

9. The village has two Anglican churches; St Marys at the west end of the marketplace and All Saints Church to the east

10. Burnham Market sits close to the mouth of the River Burn and it is believed that is where the name Burnham derives.

Of course, the best thing about Burnham Market is our country Inn, The Nelson, where you can come stay in one of our newly refurbished rooms, have a bite to eat or stay for a celebration as well as enjoying one of our guest ales or fine wines or spirits.

Whether you are popping in or are looking to stay for a longer period of time, you will receive the same warm welcome from our team, who will be happy to give you advise and information on Burnham Market and the surrounding area.

Our menu is prepared fresh in house by our head chef and the kitchen team and they are proud to use only the freshest local ingredients in our menus.  This means that we are constantly updating our menu options to fit the seasons.

To book a table or room or for more information about our menu please feel free to call us on 01328 738321

Norfolk in Summer – A Treasure Trove of Adventures!

North Norfolk in summer is just beautiful and is a perfect place to make memories with friends and family. From seals basking in the sunshine, to walking the famous Pedlars Pathway and stopping off for an ice cream in one of our seaside towns, North Norfolk has it all!

From Cromer to Brancaster, Hunstanton to Wells-Next-The-Sea, there is literally a beach to suit everyone. For the more touristy sites, head to New Hunstanton which has shops, arcades, donut stalls and a fairground which makes it perfect for a day out with the kids. A short walk round and you can sit in the sun under the beautiful Old Hunstanton cliffs and search for beasties in the rock pools. Soft sand and quiet bays await you at Wells and you can drive round to Cromer and try your luck crabbing off the pier.

Stately Homes and History:
Norfolk is full to the brim of Stately homes, each with their own stories and tales that will delight you all. Most of the properties are national Trust owned now and as such have plenty to see and do for children that will help make history exciting. See if you can catch a glimpse f the Queen at Sandringham, go Zorbing on the great lakes of Holkham Hall or get lost in the grounds of Blickling Hall and get inspiration for your own garden from their immaculate landscaping.

Seal Spotting:
Norfolk is famous for their seals and how easy it is to spot them. With plenty of excursions available, you can book yourself and the family onto a little boat and skirt across the waves to go and see them in their natural habitat, laying about on the rocks and sand dunes of Blakely Point. Keep in mind that this activity is ruled by the sea and the weather so keep an eye on the tides and the forecast to plan your day.

Animals and Dinosaurs:
Away from the coast, but just as exciting, Banham Zoo is a great day out for you and the family. A conservation zoo, the animals are happy and well looked after by experts and animal lovers and it is full to the brim with things to do and see and all manner of animals including giraffes, tigers, monkeys and more! And if you fancy stepping back in time, Norfolk is home to the Dinosaur Park. Not quite Jurassic Park, but you can learn all about the prehistoric age without the fear of having to run and hide from a T Rex.

And after all that, you’re bound to be hungry, so why not get yourself over to us here at The nelson in Burnham Market for freshly cooked meals and a family atmosphere!

Burnham Market; A Hidden Gem in North Norfolk

Burnham Market is known as ‘the Chelsea of Norfolk’ by local people and it is easy to perceive why when you take a gander at the interesting little boutiques and exhibitions that line either side of the villages focal point, Burnham Green. Encompassed by nature reserves and lavish wide open countryside, Burnham Market has struck the harmony between keeping its Heritage and customary values and moving with the times as far as cuisine and shopping. Once in the past a flourishing livestock market town, there are throwbacks to it’s past with art fairs and Country Living events that feature the best of Norfolk’s craftsmanship and way of life

Burnham Market is brimming with public paths and walkways that offer a dazzling scene of Norfolk’s wealthiest farmland and horticulture, and fields of splendid yellow and purple blooms that line the River Burn and lead you along the best approach to Burnham Overy Staithe; where a treasure trove of salt marshes and sand dunes make for flawless birdwatching watching landscapes. Little fishing boats sway along the coastline, with plenty of wildlife to spot whilst you walk.

If you are looking for somewhere new to do a bit of retail therapy, Burnham Market has all that you need to feel settled once more. Calm boutiques without queues or hustle offer a serene shopping experience.

The Hat Shop is one of the towns sparkling stars since it opened in 1987 and offers each style of hat you can consider for each event; from top hats to baseball caps and everything in the middle. The Hat Shop is the ideal place to peruse for a gift or for yourself.

For stunning and unique retail items, Burnham Market has it all. Jack Wills has a flourishing store here, as does Collen and Claire, conveying the best in ‘Coastal Chic’ for both men and ladies. Searching for something novel to wear this season? Stop by Anna, and look at their range that has turned out to be so well known, they have even opened a shop in London!

With such a great amount to see and do in Burnham Market, there truly is just only one way to ensure you can do everything and that is by booking a weekend stay or midweek break so you can unwind and loosen up and take it the sublime surroundings of North Norfolk.

First recorded as a pub in 1685, The Nelson is set in the heart of Burnham Market and offers the finest quality food and drink, made from only the finest local sourced meat, fish and produce. Family and dog friendly, this little home from home is splendidly arranged on the intersection into Burnham Market and is just a short stroll away from the Green and boutiques.

You can check in to one of their nine recently restored rooms, each one individually decorated and designed with comfort in mind so you can be prepared for what the following day of your stay has in store for you or you can simply pop in for lunch or supper and a drink while yoy wax lyrical about your days adventures.

To discover more about The Nelson goto our home page and take a look round!