OUT AND ABOUT
Brancaster is a popular coastal village on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. Designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the majority of the coastline is managed by The National Trust and has one of the best beaches in North Norfolk.
The area is perfect for cycling, walking, riding, bird watching, picnicking or just relaxing. There is lots to see and do locally – sailing and water sports at Brancaster Staithe, golf at Brancaster and Holme, tennis at Brancaster and Brancaster Staithe, bird watching at the RSPB reserve at Titchwell or walking on the coastal path and Peddars Way.
The cottage is a stone’s throw from the village shop and post office and a short walk from the Ship Inn, one of the “Flying Kiwi” Inns, serving excellent food. In nearby Brancaster Staithe the well known eateries The White Horse and Jolly Sailors can be found. The nearby town of Burnham Market is recommended for shopping.
For getting around, use the Coastal Hopper bus stops in the village. Below are a few of our favourite things for you to see and do during your stay.
Why not step back in time and visit the Magestic Cinema in Kings Lynn to experience its old grandure of its hay day interlaced with modern facilities Its Fab !!! and we love it and and then after onto one of the many restaurants for supper.
Here are some of our favourite places to visit..
Thursford Collection – Open during the summer as a working museum of mechanical organs, Wurlitzer shows, silent movies, old fashioned fairground carousels and static displays of both fairground engines and road engines and all kinds of related memorabilia. There is also a behind the scenes tour, taking in dressing rooms, costume stores, wardrobe, Fantasy Island, and engine yard with videos of how the engines would have been used.
Extreme Adventures – Hours of adrenaline rushing family fun (must be 10 years of age plus) which takes aerial trekking to new extremes. Swing, climb and jump at 20ft or 40ft for the more adventurous! High up in the trees there are over 20 different elements to conquer. In addition there is a 3G swing, a 80ft fan descender jump and a 1,000ft zip wire, both respectively thought to be Britain’s highest and longest!
Searless Sea Tours – Visit the Seals of the Wash, perhaps the largest colony of common seals in the World, ride the Wash Monster or explore the strange creatures of the wash.
East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens – The perfect way to spend a day, looking through the Old Vicarage’s stunning gardens. With many rare species of plants, you are bound to have a wonderful day.
Winbirri Vineyards – Great for the wine lover. You can spent the day strolling around Winbirri’s vineyards and sampling some of their award winning wines.
Holkham Hall – Home of the Earl of Leicester, you can visit Holkham Hall and admire the stunning architecture and furnishings. Also on the site is several other activities, including the walled gardens and bikes available to hire.
Pensthorpe Natural Park – There is something for everybody at Pensthorpe Natural Park. The beautiful wildlife and gardens on the nature conservation are sure to leave you with some lovely memories.