Happisburgh lighthouse, is well worth a visit on one of its open days but you can view it from the outside at any time. Nearby Stow Windmill is now a holiday let, but visit the grounds and tea room at Horsey Windpump, a National Trust owned windmill undergoing renovation.

Stow Windmill

Stow Windmill, Mundesley

Happisburgh lighthouse

Happisburgh lighthouse









The National Trust has several places around the county under its care. Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall are both beautiful nearby properties with gardens to explore too. Horsey windpump is set within the Broads National Park and provides stunning views over the coast and broadland landscape.

For steam and railway enthusiasts, there is the Bure Valley railway, the North Norfolk Poppy Line, and the Wells and Walsingham Light railway. Find the links here on the Visit Norfolk site

The seals at Blakeney

The seals at Blakeney

A visit to see the seals is always a popular day; why not take a boat trip from Morston or Blakeney? See the common seal pups from June to August or the grey pups between November and early February. Alternatively walk along Horsey beach where you can see a healthy seal colony. Combine a visit to Horsey Windpump with seeing the seals. Visit the Tour Norfolk page for a guided tour around Horsey. You may also see the odd one bobbing in the sea at any time of year!

For boat trips try:
Beans Boat trips
Bishop’s Boats
Temples Seal Trips

There are an amazing number of gardens to visit through Norfolk. East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens is just down the road towards Happisburgh and a gem. Hoveton Hall Gardens, Fairhaven Garden, Sheringham Park; the list goes on and all very unique. Find a comprehensive list on the pages of

Exotic Garden Norwich

Exotic Garden, Norwich, no longer open to the public

The county has many nature reserves such as Cley Marshes and Hickling Broad National Nature Reserve. For an overview of many of them then check the wildlife & birdwatching page on Visit Norfolk. Visit the Norfolk Wildlife Trust site to find out more, including the facilites and visitor centres available.

Great Days Out details many of the local attractions with discount vouchers on offer too. Register online or pick up a leaflet around the county.

You will find lots of leaflets and helpful advice at the Tourist Information offices. There are four in total locally,  the nearest to us being in Cromer; then Sheringham, Holt and Wells-next-the-Sea.