There’s a huge choice of things to do in Norfolk and here at Congham Hall we want our guests to experience all that our beautiful county has to offer. There are destinations to suit everyone – from outdoors enthusiasts to those in search of culture, from couples seeking a romantic spot to families looking for a fun-packed day out – all within easy reach.
10 Best Things to Do In Norfolk
1. Explore The Norfolk Coast
A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Nrofolk Coast is made up of miles of wide, sandy beaches and pretty seaside towns. Visit the elegant resort of Hunstanton, where the golden sands are backed by candy-striped cliffs; or pack up a picnic and head to Sheringham or Holkham.
2. Go Bird Watching
You’re in the bird-watching capital of Britain in Norfolk. ,Experience the wildlife of Norfolk up close at one of the many renowned nature reserves. Witness one of the UK’s greatest natural spectacles on a visit to nearby RSPB Snettisham, when the tides force thousands of wading birds off their feeding grounds and onto the mudflats. Other important coastal wildlife sites include NWT Cley Marshes and the National Nature Reserves at Blakeney and Holkham.
3. Visit a Historic House
There’s a host of historic houses to explore in Norfolk. Congham Hall sits on the edge of the Sandringham Estate, home to one of the Queen’s favourite rural retreats, Sandringham House, parts of which are open to the public. Holkham Hall, on the North Norfolk coast, has acres of parkland and a stunning beach. Houghton Hall & Gardens, one of the country’s grandest Palladian houses, has an award-winning walled garden, while the National Trust’s Oxburgh Hall is definitely worth a visit.
4. Visit a Family Attraction
There are great days out to be had at a whole range of family attractions in Norfolk. Follow the children’s activity trails at Hoveton Hall Gardens, or take a scenic train journey on the heritage Poppy Line between Sheringham and Holt. Kids can burn off more energy on the adventure course at award-winning Bewilderwood or the highest ropes course in the East of England, Extreeme Adventure see the dinosaurs Roarr or keep in touch nature at Pensthorpe Natural Park.
5. Go Golfing
Norfolk is home to a host of fantastic golf courses. Congham Hall is perfectly positioned for some top golfing action on spectacular links courses. We asked golf writer Michael Whitehead to create a guide to Golfing in the area.
6. Go on a Walk in Nature
Norfolk has so many beautiful walks in nature – perfect all year round. With the opportunity to see some incredible wildlife, there is nothing better than an afternoon ramble. We’ve put together a guide on ‘The Fantastic Five Norfolk Nature Trails’, so take a look to find the perfect stroll for you!
7. Visit a Garden
Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Norfolk’s exquisite gardens, a must-visit for any nature enthusiast or anyone looking to escape into a serene, green paradise. Norfolk offers a plethora of stunning gardens, each with its unique charm, from the historic to the contemporary.
8. Appreciate Local Art
Delve into the vibrant art scene of Norfolk by exploring its rich array of local art and cultural experiences. Norfolk’s commitment to the arts is evident in its diverse galleries, artist studios, and exhibitions that showcase the incredible talent within the region. From traditional to contemporary, the local art scene offers something for every taste, making it a perfect destination for art lovers and cultural explorers alike.
9. Eat The Finest Crab
A visit to Norfolk wouldn’t be complete without indulging in the local culinary delight of freshly caught crab. Renowned for its sweet, succulent flavour, Norfolk crab is a true taste of the sea. Whether you prefer it simply dressed and served in a classic crab sandwich, or as part of a more sophisticated dish at one of the region’s esteemed seafood restaurants, you’re in for a treat. The coastal towns of Norfolk are the perfect spots to savour this local specialty, with many establishments offering crab caught just hours before it’s served to you.
10. Enjoy Some Norfolk Tipples
Discover the rich flavours of Norfolk through its delightful array of local beverages. With a proud tradition of brewing and distilling, the region boasts an impressive selection of handcrafted ales, beers, fine wines, and artisanal spirits. Norfolk’s fertile lands and innovative producers come together to offer a unique tasting experience that embodies the essence of the countryside. From quaint breweries nestled in rural landscapes to boutique distilleries crafting smooth gins and vibrant wineries producing exquisite bottles, there’s a taste for every palate.
Norfolk’s diverse attractions make it a perfect destination for anyone looking to experience the best of the English countryside, from its stunning natural beauty and rich wildlife to its cultural treasures and culinary delights. At Congham Hall, we’re dedicated to helping our guests discover all that Norfolk has to offer, ensuring an unforgettable stay filled with exploration and relaxation. Whether you’re drawn to the serene beaches, historic homes, vibrant art scene, delicious local seafood, or the unique flavours of Norfolk’s beverages, there’s something here for you. We invite you to make Congham Hall Hotel your home away from home as you venture out to explore the wonders of Norfolk. Let your journey begin with us, and experience the unparalleled beauty and charm of this special region.
Discover the best of Norfolk with a stay at Congham Hall Hotel — your adventure awaits.