If you’re planning a visit to North Norfolk this summer, make sure Holt is on your list.
A beautiful Georgian town, it’s a haven for artists, photographers, walkers and tourists at any time of year.
The town’s character and charm has been drawing in visitors for decades. Tucked away down the many alleyways and courtyards, you’ll find a shopper’s paradise – boutiques, galleries, bookshops and antiques stores lend themselves to hours of browsing. A potter around the historic Bakers and Larners Department store is a must.
Food and drink
Quaint tearooms and cafes are dotted throughout the town, however set in what is thought to be the oldest building in Holt, Byfords is perhaps one of the most famous places to visit in the whole town. The beautiful grade II listed property is mirrored in its famed deli shop, café and restaurant, and posh B&B, which has graced the pages of glossy magazines in recent years and is highly recommended by Visit Britain.
The Holt North Norfolk Railway Station lies just a short bus ride from the town centre, and from here the famous ‘Poppy Line’ runs steam train services to the popular seaside town of Sheringham. Not only is this a chance to revisit history in motion, but experiencing the stunning Norfolk coastal countryside from the traditional interior of a steam train is a truly unforgettable experience.
If you fancy walking off your indulgent treats, Holt Country Park offers 100 acres of woodland, picnic areas, nature trails and an adventure playground is just a short walk away.
Year after year the Holt Festival serves up the very best arts and performances from across the region. From 21-27 July, the town will come alive with a mix of comedy, poetry, dance, music and more with something for everyone to enjoy. Acts include punk princess Toyah on 26 July and popular household name Georgie Fame performing on 27 July. www.holtfestival.org