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Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk Coast is a real centre for seafood and offers the perfect central base for holidays on the Norfolk Heritage Coast. The town contains a stunning town centre, harbour and beautiful sandy beach. The little Wells Harbour narrow gauge railway runs for around one mile from mid March to October direct from the town and harbour to Pinewoods Holiday Park next to the beach. Wells station is also the main stop on The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, also a narrow gauge railway which runs across the summer season between Wells and the picture-postcard town of Walsingham.

Wells Crab House

Wells Crab House

The pretty centre is a delight, packed with traditional inns, independent shops, cafes with outdoor seating and best seafood and fish and chip outlets. Top British beach Holkham Bay and the Holkham estate packed with attractions sits close by and Wells is ideally placed for Fakenham Racecourse, sailing around the Burnhams, hopping aboard a boat trip from Blakeney or touring the North Coast's RSPB centres and nature reserves.

Best Fish & Chips around Wells Quayside

Best Fish & Chips around Wells Quayside

The narrow High Street and Staithe Street in Wells push down towards the historic harbour and quay and are lined with craft shops, stylish boutiques, souvenir shops, cafes, tearooms and sandwich shops serving fine crab sandwiches. Locally caught seafood is on offer in the many fine fish and chip restaurants and takeaways and in the town, with great crab houses situated around the Quayside.

Shellfish Shack in Wells-next-the-Sea

Shellfish Shack in Wells-next-the-Sea

Charming fisherman's cottages in Wells-next-the-Sea are a great choice for couples, families and groups and you'll find plenty of character cottages in the area as well as luxurious contemporary quayside apartments housed in historic renovated warehouses. Stay in a Georgian bed and breakfast or choose a luxury Wells guest house near the harbour. Offering a beautiful coastal village base next to first class dog friendly beaches flanked by pine forests, pick a central location in the heart of the heritage coast and book accommodation in Wells-next-the-Sea.

Wells Harbour

Wells Harbour

The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway is one of the longest narrow gauge railway in existence and offers a fun day out for all the family. The line runs from harbour town Wells to historic Walsingham, once a famous site of pilgrimage, situated 3 miles south of Wells. En-route the railway winds through beautiful countryside under five bridges. Wells station is the main station with its restored signal box and onsite shop selling refreshments and railway souvenirs. Several trains depart daily across the summer season - visit the railway's website for up to date timetables.

Accommodation in Wells-next-the-Sea

  • Wells-next-the-Sea   (0.3 miles from the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea)
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    Distinguished 4 star Georgian guest house in Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk. Offering 10 well-appointed bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Off-street parking and Wi-Fi.
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  • Little Walsingham   (4.2 miles from the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea)
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    Detached bungalow cottage in Little Walsingham, boasting private parking, enclosed wall garden and stunning views. Close to Wells beach and an ideal base for exploring Norfolk.
     
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  • Stiffkey   (3.2 miles from the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea)
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    Pretty Norfolk holiday cottage in Stiffkey close to the villages pub & amenities. 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen, lawn garden & parking for 2 cars. One dog welcome. Sleeps 6.
     
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