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What to See

Being in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside, it is advised you visit us with a vehicle so you can make the most of the surrounding area.

We are located just a short drive from popular Norfolk tourist towns, Cromer and Sheringham. Both locations offer beachfront relaxation, so you’re never far from something to do.

You may be tempted to visit some of the below attractions during your stay with us.

Closer to home (10-30 minute drive)

See Sheringham, well known for its beaches and cliffs surrounded by wooded areas and steam railway station.

Take a country walk at Sheringham Park in the landscape park and woodland garden with miles of stunning coastal views. Also just behind us is the National Trust Woodlands and Beeston Regis Heath where you can walk down to West Runton Beach.

Hang out at one of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia. Felbrigg Hall is a place of surprises and delights, a mixture of opulence and homeliness where each room has something to feed the imagination. Blickling Hall also is not too far away.

Head to Cromer and wander – all year-round must! Have a go at crabbing, building sandcastles, or try paddle boarding. The Norfolk coast path offers fantastic scenic walks. Whilst here check out the Cromer Pier – famous for its seasonal Pier shows.

Short 10 minute drive to West Runton beach, (or you can walk from The Eiders) one of the best sites for exploring rock pools and unique wildlife. The site is renowned for the West Runton Elephant or Steppe Mammoth which fossil remains were found in 1990. The remains are now in the museum service care but many smaller fossils can still be found on the beach and seen in the cliff face which is fantastic for learning about the geology of the area.

Visit RNLI Henry Blogg Museum to read the incredible stories of Cromer men who put their lives in danger to rescue strangers from the sea.

Visit Thursford for fairground fun, marvellous machines, countryside heritage, musical shows, Christmas events and much more. The Eiders offer Thursford Christmas breaks in November and December.

See the Seals at Blakeney. Blakeney Point is home to Common and Grey seals and is one of the largest winter colonies in England, with around 3,000 pups.

Spend the day with animals at the Hillside Animal Sanctuary.

Take a day out at the popular Wroxham Barns, the perfect destination with lots to see and do.

Amazona Zoo is home to over 200 animals from tropical South America including jaguars, monkeys, otters, snakes, owls, macaws and tapirs.

Ideal for star gazing – clear night skies in North Norfolk allow visitors an unrivalled view of the night sky. Kelling Heath in North Norfolk was awarded ‘Dark Sky Discovery Site’ status in September 2017.

From May – September, start your day or relax after a day of exploring in the solar-heated onsite outdoor pool.

Cycle along Norfolk’s quiet country lanes and coastal paths.

Bird Watching – Norfolk is one of the best places in Britain to see both common and rare birds. It is therefore no surprise that it is a popular place for birdwatchers. There are plenty of specially prepared places where you can watch birds without disturbing them – from observation towers, bird hides and visitor centres. Species include marsh harriers, which fly over reeds where bearded tits nest. On the lakes and Broads are avocets, gulls and terns. You can also see many species of wading birds and lots of ducks and geese.

Further from home (30+ minute drive)

Visit Holkham Hall, an 18th century Palladian house, which sits within a 25,000 acre estate on the north Norfolk coast and is home to the 8th Earl of Leicester and his family.

Broads National Park – The man-made Broads is the only National Park with a city (Norwich) in it! The calm tranquil 125 miles of lock free waterways winds through the stunning Norfolk countryside with pretty towns and villages along the way. The Broads National Park is also home to over a quarter of the rarest plants and animals in the UK.

Broad Tours, join a tour in Wroxham for a river trip in the Broads National Park.

The Royal Family’s country retreat at Sandringham is one of the most famous historic houses in Norfolk, set in fine gardens and with a fascinating museum.

Experience yesterday tomorrow with a day out travelling through some of Norfolk’s stunning coastal countryside at The North Norfolk Railway. More than just a train ride, look at meals aboard The North Norfolkman.

City of Norwich

Eating & Drinking

Norfolk produces world-renowned malt from local maltings. There are over 50 micro-brewers in the county and array of pubs to enjoy.

From the Norfolk coast, you can look forward to seabass, mussels, cod and the famous Cromer crab.

There is a vast choice of fantastic pubs and restaurants to eat, whichever you fancy – from fish and chips to fine dining. There is the Roman Camp Inn restaurant opposite The Eiders for an evening meal.

If you’re looking for a relaxed evening, bring your own drinks to enjoy in your room, or feel free to ask us if you can use the lounge or terraces to hold your own wine and cheese night.

Any questions, recommendations or tips – please just ask.