Things to do in north Norfolk

Stable Cottage makes an ideal peaceful and relaxing luxury retreat for the North Norfolk coast and Norfolk Broads. But just a stones throw away is the city of Norwich, with all it has to offer and the International Airport.

Key points to note and soooo much to see and do

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Picture of East Runton beach
East Runton beach

Stable Cottage surrounded by Blue Flag beaches

The coast is perhaps the jewel in Norfolk’s crown. There are expansive luxury sandy beaches (East Runton beach is only 300 metres away) with award-winning blue flag beaches at Cromer, West Runton and Sheringham. The villages of Overstrand and Mundesley lie to the east, with further gorgeous seaside beaches.

Dog in the woods at Pretty Corner
Enjoy Pretty Corner Woods

Spectacular dog friendly woods for walking

The 165 acre Pretty Corner Woods, located near Sheringham, are simply a must, for dogs and their owners, just let your selves go! There are further spectacular woodland and coastal walking, riding and bird watching opportunities (including Peddars Way) within a short distance from Stable Cottage plus the footpath to Incleborough Hill, with its breathtaking coastal views, is just across the common.

Royal Cromer Golf Course
Royal Cromer Golf Course

Local Golfing options

Spoilt for choice, with three courses just a stone’s throw away, the Royal Cromer, The Links in West Runton and Sheringham Golf Courses, set on cliffs and all overlooking the sea.

Surfer in Cromer
Surfing in Cromer

Glide Surf School in Cromer

A range of lessons to suit your needs delivered from fully certified instructors, providing high quality equipment for lessons for the complete beginner to the most advanced surfer.

Henry Blog museum
RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

The Henry Blogg Museum in Cromer

The Henry Blogg Museum celebrates the most decorated lifeboatman in RNLI history, who served for 53 years on Cromer’s lifeboats. With the assistance of his crew, he saved 873 lives from the North Sea.

Amazon Zoo

Amazona Zoo in Cromer

Come meet the 200 animals who call Amazona Zoo home, get up close and personal with Brazilian wild animals or visit our education Yurt to learn facts about South America.

Aerial view of steam train
Steam train on the Heritage Poppy Line from Sheringham to Holt.

Sheringham Steam Railway

“Welcome to My Railway! My Name is William Marriott. I built the Railway in 1887. I hope you’ll come and travel with us and enjoy the Special Atmosphere of one of Britain’s most scenic Heritage steam railways.”

Picture of The Mo in Sheringham
The Mo featuring the Sheringham Museum

Sheringham Museum at the Mo

The amazing Museum tells the story of the town and its proud, brave, independent people, told through beautiful displays packed with interesting things to see, hear and do, which includes our spectacular fleet of boats, yes displayed indoors! Allow 3-4 hours at least for your visit

Felbrigg Hall
National Trust. You’ll never forget a visit to Felbrigg Hall

National Trust at Felbrigg Hall

One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia, Felbrigg Hall is a place of surprises and delights. Felbrigg’s rich global collections, including luxury exports traded by the East India Company, and the eclectic displays in the Cabinet Room show collections amassed on a European ‘Grand Tour’.

Pleasure boats on the broads
Pleasure boat trip on the Broads

The Norfolk Broads National Park

Discover dramatic landscapes, raw natural beauty and a rare quality of light. Where big, bright skies meet endless horizons and dreamlike landscapes. A place where time stands still. Real peace, open space – it’s a place unlike anywhere else… The Broads National Park.

Pensthorpe reserve
Pensthorpe. A day at the Pensthorpe Wildlife Reserve

Welcome to Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe is the ultimate destination for discovery and an action-packed day out for the whole family. Here you can explore magical gardens, take a trail through our 700 acre internationally recognised reserve, and get up close with feathered friends.

Cromer Pier at night
A ‘must visit’ for the Cromer Pier and Theatre

Cromer Pier and Theatre

The Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre is best known as the venue to the ONLY ‘End of the Pier’ show of its kind in the World! No other pier in the world can boast the same credentials which makes The Cromer Pier Show a ‘must-see’ experience and, as Bradley Walsh recently said: “it should be on everyone’s to-do list”.

2 shire horses from Hillside
Hillside, enjoy a day with heavy horses and other rescued animals

Hillside Horse and Animal Sanctuary in West Runton

Hillside is now home to over 4000 animals and is one of the UK’s most successful campaigning organisations for the animals’ cause.  Although most of our rescued animals have been saved from the farming industry, Hillside is home to over 2500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.

Go karts on tract at Cromer
Great Karting for all in Cromer

Go Karting in Cromer

Go on, you’ve always wanted to Kart !

A 500 mtr outdoor tarmac track, with Biz Le Man 200cc karts and 160cc cadet karts. Heated indoor viewing area with fresh coffee and snacks.

The Reef Sports Centre
The new Reef swimming pool and sports centre in Sheringham

The New Reef Leisure Centre in Sheringham

Packed with all the very latest equipment and offers something for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. There’s a 70-station gym, a spacious group fitness studio, as well as a group cycling studio. There are also two pools – a 25m main pool and a smaller teaching pool – as well as a splash pad. Come on in !

Muckleborough Tank museum
Muckleborough. An exceptional day at Muckleborough

The Muckleborough Military Collection

One of the largest privately owned working military Museums in the United Kingdom

Most of its extensive range of tanks and armoured cars are maintained in working condition. Exhibits include artillery, machine guns and missiles in addition to a fine collection of ships and land warfare models 

Coastal scene over Beeston Bump near Sheringham
Stunning view (from the woods) towards West Runton and the sea
Sunrise beach view towards Cromer
A morning stroll on Cromer beach, only 300 metres from Stable Cottage