7th August 2011
The pretty seaside town of Sheringham is situated on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. With glorious seascapes, little streets filled with interesting shops and plenty of places to enjoy excellent food including locally caught crab and lobster, Sheringham is excellent for day visits, weekend breaks or family holidays.
The quaint seaside town of Sheringham has a lovely traditional feel and a relaxing atmosphere. The town focuses around the main high street where you will find some wonderful shops and some excellent fish and chip restaurants and ice cream parlours selling just about every flavour imaginable! At one end of the town you will find a small train station where you can board heritage trains on the North Norfolk Railway. At the other end, take a stroll along the cliff tops and from here you will get great views down to the beach, made up of a ridge of pebbles and beautiful clean washed sands.
Described by the Daily Telegraph as one of the UK’s great five heritage railways, The Poppy Line offers a spectacularly scenic ride from Sheringham along the coast to Weybourne and through the heathland to Holt. Don’t miss next months’ Steam Gala (2-4 Sept)with lots of visiting locos, or the 1940s Weekend (17-18 Sept), a wonderful event that recaptures the wartime era, with jitterbug dancers,Â re-enactment groups, a collection of 1940s vehicles and veteran and vintage bicycles and much more. 01263 820800 www.nnrailway.co.uk
Priory Maze and Gardens has one of the most enchanting gardens in Norfolk, where you can experience peaceful relaxation in natural gardens of woodland, water and meadow. The gardens are unique in a number of ways: they are on the east coast facing North, with nothing between the gardens and the north pole, yet it has a micro-climate not dissimilar to that of South West Cornwall which means they can grow many rare and exotic plants. In the meadow you’ll find the ruins of Beeston Priory, founded in 1216. It also has the only traditional hedge maze in the county, a log cabin tea room and a garden centre. Cromer Road, Beeston Regis 01263 822986
Just two miles south of Sheringham is the stunning Sheringham Park. Owned by the National Trust, it is a great place for the whole family with acres of woodland to explore either on foot or on bike, magnificent views of the coast from the viewing towers and displays of rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June. There are also refreshments available at the cafe. 01263 820550
Sheringham Little Theatre’s summer repertory company presents a great summer season of plays at this gem of a theatre. Up until 10 September you can enjoy Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends, two great farces in The Decorator and Perfect Wedding, and the Victorian thriller, Gaslight.Â For details call the box office on 01263 822347.
EAT DRINK & STAY IN SHERINGHAM
The Bank Restaurant
Wonderful modern restaurant in the old Lloyds TSB building. Smart, clean and interesting decor – the old bank vault is still there – and a Nepalese/Asian menu that is simply divine. Church Street 01263 824500
Hotel Delightful, friendly family run hotel with 21 en suite bedrooms. The Restaurant and Bar serve lunch, snacks and dinner to both guests and non-residents alike, and the hotel is just a five minute walk from the town centre and beach. South Street 01263 822370
Luxury self-catering holiday cottages.Â The owners of this family-run business are always on hand to help with any aspect of your stay and provide an excellent service. 01263 577560
Friendly, rustic bistro in a Tudor-beamed former fishing cottage serving fresh, local and seasonal food, including fish that’s delivered daily. Church Street 01263 822830
Hotel overlooking the sea with a range of en-suite bedrooms. Most rooms have sea views, as does the fine restaurant. Perfectly placed for walks along the beach and the town centre. The Esplanade 01263 822224
Popular, friendly and traditional Thai restaurant. High Street 01263 821365
The Lobster & Stables Restaurant
Good pub with a large patio area, plus the Stables Restaurant serving traditional British dishes alongside a full Cantonese and Peking Chinese menu. High Street 01263 822716
The Windham Arms
Pub with a good selection of beers, and homemade Greek food. Wyndham Street 01263822609
Enjoy anything from a light lunch to a more formal supper at this delightful family run restaurant where you can sample the best that Norfolk has to offer – from Morston mussels to Aberdeen Angus beef from Upper Sheringham. Augusta Street 01263 824400
The Dales Country House Hotel
Hidden away in beautiful parkland on the edge of the quiet village of Upper Sheringham, this is a splendid luxury hotel, where you can enjoy fine food, stunning views and excellent service. Lodge Hill, Upper Sheringham 01263 824555
Camberley Guest House
Highly rated guest house situated in a peaceful and beautiful area of Sheringham at the base of Beeston Hump. Steps lead down to the beach and promenade, and the town centre is just a short stroll away. Cliff Road 01263 823 101