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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!

Proud to Sponsor Robbie As He Goes for World Record

You may have seen in yesterday’s Lynn News that a local man from Gaywood in King’s Lynn is attempting a bike world record.  

Robbie Ferri is taking on one of the world’s toughest ultra-endurance races, the fifth annual Transcontinental Race and at the same time is going for a world record!  In preparation, he has been taking to his saddle every week and heading off to a different destination, most recently Brighton and the Lake District to push himself to the limits.  The race itself will be unsupported, so it will be down to Robbie, his legs and the contents of a single bag to get him through to the finish line and hopefully, the World Record title.

Some of the countries he will be cycling through include Belgium, Germany, Italy, Solvakia, Romania and Greece and we cannot wait to see his photos and hear his progress as he makes his way through Europe.  Covering 200 – 250 miles every day of the race, he will also need to stop to eat and fill up on a whopping 5000 calories per day to fuel himself on!

We will be sharing his posts over the course of his race which begins on July 28th and officially finishes on August 16th however, Robbie has told us that the winner will be expected as early as 7-10 days into the race and we are hoping that we will see Robbie in that time frame too!  If cycling is something you enjoy then this is a race that you should be interested in!

We’re very happy and proud to say that we are one of Robbie’s sponsors and we are backing him all the way to the finish line.  We have been sharing his progress on our Twitter and Facebook pages and we are very excited to see him set off on his attempt and there will be a nice cold pint and a hot meal waiting for him on his return!

Good Luck Robbie from all of us here at The Nelson!