Things To Do

One of the delights of a stay at Hubbard’s is you are perfectly positioned to explore the whole of the North Norfolk coastline from Hunstanton (or Sunny Hunny as it’s known) in the West to Sheringham and Cromer in the East.

north norfolk map

Whether you like to laze on one of the huge sandy beaches, visit a fantastic array of independent retailers, spot rare wildlife in their natural habitat, play some of the country’s most challenging golf links, enjoy great food and wine, marvel at magnificent historical buildings crammed full of history or just wander around some of the country’s most beautiful areas of scenery – it’s all just a short journey from Hubbard’s.

For an overview of the area and things to do, you can download an electronic guide from the following site:

http://www.visitnorthnorfolk.com/

Alternatively, here are a few links to whet your appetite for your trip to this stunning part of Norfolk.

Peddars Way meets the Norfolk Coast Path

Fantastic scenery and landscape cover the 150 km (93 miles) of the two trails of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path.  The majority of the Trails run through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Brecks, a unique area of forest, heath and low river valleys.

peddars way trail

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/peddarsway/text.asp?PageId=2

Bird Watching & Nature Reserves

Norfolk is dubbed the birdwatching capital of Britain. There’s plenty to see whatever the time of year – from Barn Owls to Kingfishers, Cetti’s Warbler to Bearded Tits, Norfolk is a birdwatchers’ paradise.  Many of these can be seen on our own doorstep.

pensthorpe

http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/Wildlife-in-Norfolk/Reserves.aspx

Golf

The area boasts three courses rated in the top 100 English courses.  The two highest rated, Royal West Norfolk and Hunstanton are a stiff test for even the lowest of handicappers but both are great fun to play with so many memorable holes.

Hunstanton-Golf-Club-1

http://www.hunstantongolfclub.com/

http://www.rwngc.org/

http://www.sheringhamgolfclub.co.uk/

http://www.royalcromergolfclub.com/pages.php/index.html

The Beaches

One word sums up the beaches in this part of the County – Spectacular.  Miles and miles of soft sand, gently sloping shelves and wild dunes providing protection from any on-shore wind ensure a great day out at the beach.

Beach near Hubbard's Luxury B&B image

http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/explore-norfolk/beaches-sea-towns.aspx

Eating Out

This part of North Norfolk is incredibly well served by dozens of really good eateries, many offering local produce at affordable prices.  There are more than 20 great restaurants within a 20 minute drive of Hubbard’s and we’ve tried the vast majority of them.  So whatever your fancy, we’ll point you in the right direction.

Historical Buildings

North Norfolk is an area rich in grand houses, stately homes and other fine historical architecture. Locations such as Holkham Hall and Houghton Hall are within just a few minutes drive and the Queen’s family retreat at Sandringham is just a 20 minute journey away.

sandringham

http://www.visitnorthnorfolk.co.uk/family-days-out/houses

Horse Racing

For those who enjoy their horse racing, a day out at Fakenham is a must.  It’s a small tight course offering good views throughout each race.

fakenham

http://www.fakenhamracecourse.co.uk/

Seals at Blakeney

Most seal watching trips take visitors to Blakeney Point. It is looked after by the National Trust and is an important breeding ground for many rare birds – as well as seals.

There are also smaller colony’s further along the coast.  Turn left when coming onto the beach at Brancaster, walk about 1200 metres and you’re likely to come face to face with a small group either lazing in the sun or taking a dip in the small channel that forms during high tide.

seals

http://www.visitnorthnorfolk.co.uk/boating-days-out/seal-trips

Shopping in Holt, Burnham Market, Norwich

If you’re tired of town centre shopping malls, North Norfolk offers a breath of fresh air with an array of chic independent shops offering goods not readily available on the high street.  And if you still need a dose of high street reality, Norwich is full of many of the most popular retail names.

holt shopping

http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/explore-norfolk/holt.aspx

shopping burnham market

http://www.visitnorthnorfolk.co.uk/explore/burnham-market-tourist-information/

norwich shopping

http://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/shopping.aspx

Thursford Xmas Spectacular

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular claims to be Britain’s biggest and most exciting Christmas entertainment. Each show is a pageant of spectacle and colour.  And it’s just 20 minutes from Hubbard’s.

thursford xmas

http://www.thursford.com/christmas-spectacular.aspx