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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.

The Norfolk Coast

A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – 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.

Discover Interesting Walks Nearby

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The Great Migration at Congham Hall Hotel and Spa

Bird Watching

You’re in the bird-watching capital of Britain here, and guests can 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.

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Historic Houses

There’s a host of historic houses to explore, too. 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.

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Family Attractions

And there are great days out to be had at a whole range of family attractions. 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.

Congham’s Golf Coast

Congham Hall is perfectly positioned for some top golfing action on spectacular links courses. We asked golf writer Michael Whitehead to guide guests around the greens.

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Norfolk Garden Trail

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The Congham Tipple Trail

For more information on things to do in the area and great days out, see: