Holt is a charming Norfolk market town located just inland from the North Norfolk Coast, conveniently just off the A148 putting it within easy reach of Fakenham Racecourse. Vintage steam railway the North Norfolk Railway, fondly known as the Poppy Line, runs all the way from Holt station through pretty Norfolk countryside to Sheringham on the coast and Holt’s heritage market town centre is brimming with cosy tearooms and cafes, craft shops and restaurants.
Holt Country Park and Febrigg Hall, Garden and Park are two stunning local attractions. Holt Country Park is a Green Flag award-winner featuring beautiful Scots Pine and native broadleaves. The park is rich in wildlife including Greater Spotted Woodpeckers and deer. Waymarked trails, short and long, with coloured arrows weave around the park and there are traffic free cycle routes here at Holt Country Park too. Children will love the woodland sculptures which feature along trails! If you’re based in a Holt holiday cottage or guest house you’re just a stone’s throw from capital Norwich and award-winning beaches, boat trips and sailing on the North Norfolk Coast.
Chic boutique style B&Bs and picture-postcard Holt cottages are perfect for romantic breaks and year round short breaks in Norfolk. Enchanting specialist shops mingle with independent art galleries, antique shops and traditional inns serving fine Norfolk ales around Holt and you’ll find famous East Anglian specialist shops here like the acclaimed Bakers and Larners of Holt, an independent department store with a delectable food hall and outstanding ladies wear section. Find places to stay in Holt and book online.
Attractions around Holt
Attractions around Holt include beautiful country estates and gardens like Wolterton Park and Mannington Gardens just south of the town. Visit The Shell Museum in nearby Glandford in the Glaven Valley just north of Holt. This character museum has an exquisite collection of seashells and displays local archaeological finds and fossils. Other nearby attractions not to be missed include the remains of 15th century manor house Baconsthorpe Castle (English Heritage) and award winning Letheringsett Watermill, Norfolk’s only working watermill built in 1802 and still producing wholewheat flour.