Things to to do throughout the year

A very popular seaside resort with a strong Victorian character

How to get there

By road: On the A149

Bus: regular services from several local towns and from Norwich: Sanders Coaches ; Norfolk Green

Rail: station on the western side of the town

Bike: Regional route 30 View local cycle routes


Cromer is a bustling little town, and still has a pier with a theatre and lifeboat station, as well as museums, good beaches, cliff walks, pitch & putt, and lots of shops. For information on all it has to offer go to Visit North Norfolk website 

The Henry Blogg museum is run by the RNLI and commemorates a locally famous lifeboat man and the history of Cromer lifeboats. The lifeboat HF Bailey, that served in World War II, is the centrepiece of the museum. Open  throughout the year - check website for details.

Cromer museum, next to the church, charts the town’s history as an early Victorian seaside resort, resplendent with fine hotels and scandalous mixed bathing. Open throughout the year

Amazona zoo: a very well landscaped and attractive zoo for animals from the amazon region. Just south-west of the town – large car park, but also not too far to walk from the town, about half a mile. Follow brown signs from Tourism Office near the main car park in town (NR27 9HS) Open April - November

Cost: The beach, Henry Blogg museum, and access to the pier are all free! For admission prices to Cromer museum and the zoo check their websites: Cromer Museum ; Amazona Zoo

Refreshments: Lots of cafes, pubs, restaurants and take aways

Loos: several, including down on the promenade.



Visitor centre closed over winter. Church and cafe open throughout the year (weekends only during the winter)

A popular, small village next to Ranworth Broad, with moorings, boat trips, access to the top of the church tower with great views, and the Broads Wildlife Centre in the nature reserve.

How to get there

By road: 3km west of Acle, turn north off the A47, onto B1140 and go into South Walsham (right turn). Take the first left after the Post Office, to Ranworth. Car park in the village.

Bus: From Norwich to Panxworth and South Walsham, both circa 1 mile from Ranworth. Anglian Bus

Rail: Salhouse and Acle stations with services from Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Sheringham.

Bike: no designated routes near by View local cycle routes


Ranworth village: Public staithe in the main village area with ferry trips to the Broads Wildlife Centre. Broads Authority Information Centre is located on the village staithe with information, maps, guide books and souvenirs.

Broads Wildlife Centre – a floating thatched building on the Broad approached by a board walk through the small Norfolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve near the church (NB dogs not permitted). Binoculars and telescopes are provided for use from the upper windows to look at the wildlife, plus interactive exhibition and children’ activities. Small shop. Boat trips across the Broad are available during the summer. Book at the visitor centre

Church of St Helen. Medieval church with important medieval painted screens, and open access to the top of the tower. Beautiful views in all directions.

Cost: Wildlife centre is free! Ferry to and from the village: Adults £2.50 (one way):, Children £. Donations encouraged in the church for visits to the top of the tower.

Refreshments: Wildlife centre: Drinks, snacks, ice cream available. Church Visitor Centre cafe, converted from an old coach house and run by volunteers.  Granary Store and Tea Rooms in the village by the car park Tel: 01603 270432. The Maltsters Inn, also by the car park: Tel 01603 270900 ‎

Loos: public loos in the car park

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